Category Archives: Project management

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Agile performance reporting – part 3: Cost control

This blog post is the third one of the Agile Performance Reporting series. 3. Cost control The third controlling process of PMBOK is cost control.  It’s goal is to control the changes that influence the cost baseline. There are 4

costburnupchart

Agile performance reporting – part 3: Cost control

This blog post is the third one of the Agile Performance Reporting series. 3. Cost control The third controlling process of PMBOK is cost control.  It’s goal is to control the changes that influence the cost baseline. There are 4

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Agile performance reporting – part 2: Schedule control

This blog post is the second one of the Agile Performance Reporting series.  You can read the first one here. 2. Schedule control The second controlling process of PMBOK is schedule control, which goal is to assess the current status

BurnUp

Agile performance reporting – part 2: Schedule control

This blog post is the second one of the Agile Performance Reporting series.  You can read the first one here. 2. Schedule control The second controlling process of PMBOK is schedule control, which goal is to assess the current status

ProjectBurnUp

Agile performance reporting – part 1: Scope change control

Many people think that you can’t benefit from agile if the rest of the organization hasn’t changed.  That is only true to a small degree, much less than you would think. In essence, the only organizational change that is a

ProjectBurnUp

Agile performance reporting – part 1: Scope change control

Many people think that you can’t benefit from agile if the rest of the organization hasn’t changed.  That is only true to a small degree, much less than you would think. In essence, the only organizational change that is a

Forget about poker planning

Explaining agile estimating and planning is the hardest part when teaching a class. That’s because people freak out when they hear about story points and relative estimations. Why wouldn’t they? If you’ve ever done a project before in your life,

Forget about poker planning

Explaining agile estimating and planning is the hardest part when teaching a class. That’s because people freak out when they hear about story points and relative estimations. Why wouldn’t they? If you’ve ever done a project before in your life,

Blue mice are eating my project

Reading a new book often gets me starting to think about concrete practices we run into each and every day.  While ‘The Black Swan‘ by Nicholas Taleb doesn’t seem closely related to software development or project management, its core ideas

Blue mice are eating my project

Reading a new book often gets me starting to think about concrete practices we run into each and every day.  While ‘The Black Swan‘ by Nicholas Taleb doesn’t seem closely related to software development or project management, its core ideas

No place to hang up a taskboard?

One thing I insist on doing with every team is using a physical task board. I like to visualize work to understand the flow and spot bottlenecks and impediments. Plus, it makes it easier to hold a daily stand-up meeting.  You

No place to hang up a taskboard?

One thing I insist on doing with every team is using a physical task board. I like to visualize work to understand the flow and spot bottlenecks and impediments. Plus, it makes it easier to hold a daily stand-up meeting.  You

Agile abuse

  I hear and see more signals of agile going mainstream. Customers start asking for an agile project management approach when requesting our services. Agile is becoming a topic on most conferences, more and more books are being released about the

Agile abuse

  I hear and see more signals of agile going mainstream. Customers start asking for an agile project management approach when requesting our services. Agile is becoming a topic on most conferences, more and more books are being released about the

Fast, Cheap, Good

Fast, cheap, good: you can have any two. I’ll give you my view on this intriguing quote. Fast & Cheap This is an appealing combination. Develop fast so resource and overhead costs are lower and time to market is quicker.

Fast, Cheap, Good

Fast, cheap, good: you can have any two. I’ll give you my view on this intriguing quote. Fast & Cheap This is an appealing combination. Develop fast so resource and overhead costs are lower and time to market is quicker.