What are some ways to set your documents and technical tools aside and bring out a blank slate so project leaders can leverage the best ideas from your team to crank up the innovation? Let's look at how we can start with a blank slate to visualize our projects creatively and be successful project leaders…
Project Management Process
Project management could go a long way toward being better understood-and better appreciated-if it just shared more information in a way people could interpret.
How can we effectively communicate the big picture of our projects? Effective visualization-using charts, graphics and other visual techniques-is one of the best methods.
Agile provides us the opportunity to measure what has actually occurred: empirical data. Given the observations, agile program managers don't need too many measurements. Here are three that will help you see the program's progress.
Are we on track? Every team gets asked this, sooner or later, again and again. On agile projects, a key input for answering the question is the product backlog. But it is only as good as the “health” of the stories in it. Here are five key areas to consider when measuring the health of your product backlog.
While there are many governance data points that can be gathered and analyzed to help make go/no-go decisions, there are three in this writer’s experience that stand out as being the most important.
It can sometimes get lost that there are a great number of projects initiated every day that will never have a formal budget associated to them. It is important that PMs and management not lose sight that even internal projects can benefit from the rigor of cost management processes and EVM principles.
We are often trying to do more with less, but when complexity creeps into your organization or your world, you may need to flip the script and do less with more.
All projects have proponents-but also those who don't want the project to move forward for various reasons. This article offers some practical techniques to address and resolve tense situations so your project can move ahead.