Complexity in project estimation is important, and yet many if not most project managers seem to ignore it from what I’ve seen. I have been thinking and reading up quite a bit on relative methods for eliciting estimates for projects. I’ve enjoyed Planning Poker mostly as a means to get a team working more as […]
Please enjoy this video from MIT, the first in a series on Lean Six Sigma. ?In this video: Origins of lean and six sigma “5S” lean tool Lean, lean enterprise, and stakeholders Why lean six sigma principles are being implemented in aerospace Lean is a journey, not a state
I use techniques I learned as a project manager in my everyday life all the time. ?Do you? If you are learning to become a project manager, have you started experimenting with these tools and techniques on your own, so that when you do start managing your own projects you will already be familiar with […]
I have always respected Pawel Brodzinski for his pragmatic style and views on software development. Recently, I started to get very interested in Kanban and have spent some time researching the topic since it is something I have not yet used in practice. ?Shortly, I came across this excellent series by Pawel on his struggles […]
Jason was frustrated.
As the developer in charge of the system to integrate third-party data from another contractor (XYZ, Inc.), Jason had requirements and some initial specifications, but as things changed there were questions that came up.
Whenever I tell people that I am both a PMP and an Agilist, many look at me as if this had to be some deep, dark secret.
How could one study and practice a formal project management methodology and also use Agile?
Timothy Johnson is all about accomplishment. His motto is ” Carpe Factum” which is Latin for ” Seize the Accomplishment”.? Having read his other books, I was excited to get my copy of? SWAT (Systems Working All Together).? Systems thinking has been a big part of? my life for a long time and is embedded […]
Josh asked me to write about some of the challenges and obstacles that we face in our environment. In order to do that I should explain a little about that environment.
Over the past 36 months we have transformed ourselves…
In this post, I explained that SCRUM is not a silver bullet and?that there some significant barriers to entry for organizations wanting to adopt SCRUM. In this post, I’m going to introduce Agile estimating, planning poker, fibonacci, and velocity. Let’s say that your organization is ready to go, you’ve turned command and control on it’s […]
Dr. Jeff Sutherland is one of the co-creators of the Scrum software development process. He and Ken Schwaber invented Scrum in 1993. Since then he has worked with many software companies and IT organizations to extend and enhance this process.
I’ll add a bit about the Nokia Test and Shock Therapy, but you’ll have to watch the video for the rest.