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?
Continue reading “A risk register for lazy project teams”
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.
Continue reading “Ways to motivate people on projects that often backfire”
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.
Continue reading “Agile implementation: The card game”