Hello everyone! I’m sorry it has been so long since my last post. I have been going through a job change, and the last month has been hectic with getting things shored up at my previous company and (trying) to get up to speed at the new company. I recently listened to my favorite podcast, The PM Podcast, and episode 75 is about project monitoring.
I really enjoyed this episode. Upkeep during project execution and finding problems as early as possible has always been an important topic for me. I think that is why I found interest early in the Critical Chain methodology, because it offers great ways to highlight and pinpoint problems early on. In particular, I felt the soft skills addressed in the discussion were very important. After all, you can have mountains of data, but if you don’t know how to present it well or what to do with it, it has no value. My key interests are being able to take quantitative data from something like EVM and combine it with qualitative data in order to target specific work packages, resources, or stakeholders who are having/causing issues.
I will let you listen to the podcast, but it was wonderful. Also check out the accompanying power point presentation here.