Like every other cool project manager these days I like to be agile. But I used to be a pretty good waterfall project manager before I found out how uncool it was. One of the common things I used to do was called “crashing the project schedule”. In fact it is probably the most fun […]Read More Who knew the race condition (or racetrack problem) could blow up your project schedule?
I often seem to face the same problem – how can I reduce my resources, increase my scope, improve quality and go faster? The best answer is – be clear on what you really want and decrease your scope. Sadly that is the opposite of what people want to hear, but usually delivering the right […]Read More Can I add more scope and still deliver on time? Or should I Scamper
I am working on a project where our team are spread between contries and working on multiple streams of work. We are using agile techniques, but we want to improve our cross team communication. So we are going to have a “scrum of scrums” meeting in addition to our daily scrum in each team. The […]Read More Using a Scrum of Scrums for a remote team – the anticipated outcome
Niccolò Machiavelli is famous for saying things like: “At this point one may note that men must be either pampered or annihilated. They avenge light offenses; they cannot avenge severe ones; hence, the harm one does to a man must be such as to obviate any fear of revenge” I will let you be the […]Read More Going live on agile projects – where is Machiavelli when you need him?