A risk register for lazy project teams

I told someone this article was already up on my blog and then realised I never got around to publishing it. Sorry about that.

Successful projects are generally successful because of the way they managed their risks; so I generally try to hire lucky project managers and surround them with a team of people who have (or are due for) some good karma, in order to avoid having bad things happen on the project.

But sometimes that is not enough, so I like to put in place risk registers, risk and innovation meetings and a bunch of other things to make sure I am managing my risks effectively.

But sometimes that is too much overhead for a small team to bear, so what can the team do that is easy, yet still reasonably effective?

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Ways to motivate people on projects that often backfire

I recently posted an article about motivating people on projects and as a result we had an interesting conversation with one of my colleagues.

We  discussed several approaches that are sometimes successful and sometimes detrimental.

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Agile implementation: The card game

I run a lot of courses around agile project management and one of the most common questions I get is “What are the most common issues to watch out for when going agile, what should we focus on to make the transition successful”.

So I came up with a simple card game that highlights the constraints that hold teams back and the early practices they can focus on to be successful.

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