Category Archives: Methodologies

Project Management Methodologies

Boxed-In Kanban

Filed under Kanban | Posted by PMStudent

In contrast to Jim’s guest post the other day, here is a tale about my grass-roots attempts at implementing lean thinking with my teams within the domain of my control. Some interest in surrounding teams has cropped up, but it’s my view that a true lean system/project requires very strong executive management support. If you […]

Scrum is a World View

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Guest post by Jim Kinter I’ve been thinking about how to help a colleague get his arms around a Scrum implementation that seems to be out of control and rife with what my friend Ken Schwaber refers to as “ScrumButs”. During our conversation, I cringed several times when reference was made to their “version” of […]

Scrum Tune-up

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Guest post by Jim Kinter In my previous post I referenced a conversation with a colleague about a Scrum implementation that hasn’t produced the results he expected. His expectations from the outset seem to be primarily focused on productivity, but motivation and drivers for choosing Scrum is for another day. As I was mulling this […]

Small Projects: How To Rock Them

Filed under Cost, Grab Bag, Kanban, Schedule, Scope | Posted by PMStudent

Feeling like your small projects aren’t giving you the experience you need? ?I know where you’re coming from. It’s how “accidental” project managers like us start out. ?Small businesses, small projects, small teams. I’ve worked in environments like this in the past, and currently?volunteer for several non-profits where this is the case. ?My activities with […]

What’s The Goal?

Filed under Books, Critical Chain, Kanban, Lean | Posted by PMStudent

Last weekend I wanted to read “The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt again. It’s been a few years since I had, and it was one of the first books that really helped me to internalize many of the concepts I take for granted today. I was delighted to find it […]