Posts Tagged: release plan

The first steps towards a lean project portfolio

Since September 2015, I manage the project portfolio of all custom development at a large petrochemical site. When I coached other portfolio managers before, my vision was always to improve the end to end value stream, from the ideation until

The first steps towards a lean project portfolio

Since September 2015, I manage the project portfolio of all custom development at a large petrochemical site. When I coached other portfolio managers before, my vision was always to improve the end to end value stream, from the ideation until

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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