Posts Tagged: planning

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The Agile PMO : organizing the project board

Many agile enthusiasts are completely sold to the idea of self-directing teams. In an agile team, there is a continuous search for process improvement and reduction of wasteful activities.  It is logical that they see many of the old project

ProjectBoard

The Agile PMO : organizing the project board

Many agile enthusiasts are completely sold to the idea of self-directing teams. In an agile team, there is a continuous search for process improvement and reduction of wasteful activities.  It is logical that they see many of the old project

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What is the role of the PMO in an Agile organization?

Suddenly it’s 2015! If you’ve been in hibernation for the past few years, you will notice that suddenly everybody is doing Agile in corporate IT (Yes, I deliberately said doing and IT). Where we used to battle to get the

8972948890_ac8c1d6de0

What is the role of the PMO in an Agile organization?

Suddenly it’s 2015! If you’ve been in hibernation for the past few years, you will notice that suddenly everybody is doing Agile in corporate IT (Yes, I deliberately said doing and IT). Where we used to battle to get the

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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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Software and BMW design

Creating a new software product typically feels very chaotic, from a management viewpoint.  Teams are designing new solutions, working on the edge of innovation, testing new concepts and changing accordingly.  Their world is full of uncertainty which makes work unpredictable

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Software and BMW design

Creating a new software product typically feels very chaotic, from a management viewpoint.  Teams are designing new solutions, working on the edge of innovation, testing new concepts and changing accordingly.  Their world is full of uncertainty which makes work unpredictable

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,

Is Quality Negotiable?

Yesterday during the monthly Agile Belgium Drinkup (which is an informal user group meeting), the never-ending discussion “Is Quality Negotiable?” led to some interesting thoughts. Most people in software development have experienced the moment in a project where the quality

Is Quality Negotiable?

Yesterday during the monthly Agile Belgium Drinkup (which is an informal user group meeting), the never-ending discussion “Is Quality Negotiable?” led to some interesting thoughts. Most people in software development have experienced the moment in a project where the quality

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

Your management doesn’t care about speed!

That’s right, I’ve said it.  Your management doesn’t care about development speed. Wait a minute!  Didn’t they try to push our limits all these years?  Trying to get us to do more work in less time? True, but let’s take

Your management doesn’t care about speed!

That’s right, I’ve said it.  Your management doesn’t care about development speed. Wait a minute!  Didn’t they try to push our limits all these years?  Trying to get us to do more work in less time? True, but let’s take