Sprint 0 (or iteration 0) checklist … simple but not always easy

I am currently trapped in the real world … working on a real project rather than running a training course on how to run projects.

Interestingly it turns out the real world is harder and more ambiguous than the projects in my training slides 😦

Having said that though, the fundamentals don’t seem to change. We have stopped a project and are about to restart. It is really urgent and we have inherited a project whose budget (in time and money) has already been spent. So we really need to get going.

But are we better off starting or are we better off getting our act together before we start so we are not “mistaking activity for progress” by rushing off in the wrong direction?

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Why so long between articles baby?

Its been a while since I have published anything so this blog is starting to look more like an archive of my old ideas rather than a regular window into my musings and ideas. But there is an explanation – My most recent project has been consuming more of my attention than expected. Project New Baby (Or since we normally use acronyms in IT – “PNB”) involved the development and delivery of the next generation of peopleware for the King household (ie a baby). Since the project was run by my wife, who is an exceptional project manager, the project … Continue reading Why so long between articles baby?