SAFe is a much needed complement to make the Agile approach attainable to larger and more complex organizations.
Project Management and Change Management are close cousins. When we discuss change management, we’re not talking about the processes to integrate scope changes in projects, but more organizational shifts and transformations. These changes can be set out to deal with market changes, technological changes, growth or contraction due to clients, or any other force that […]
In a previous blog post I discussed the constraints that exist according to current PMI methodology. It includes Cost, Time and Quality. That are the most well known and make up the elementary understanding of understanding of constraints. In a project, you can choose any two constraints and a third will get squeezed out. The […]
The relationship between resourcing and operation in high skill environments (i.e: Software, engineering, accountants, consultants, etc…) is a topic that keeps project managers up late at night. Different models of resourcing come inherent with levels of risk associated with them, as there’s a general inverse relationship between control and risk. In fact, the relation of […]
As a software project manager, over the years I’ve worked in some environments where the orientation of the projects were purely product based, others where the projects were strictly service based, and environments with where the focus of projects was a blend of both Project and Product. There are definite similarities and cross overs – a […]
When you’re running a intellectual based production service (read: consultancy, software development, design, accountancy, etc…) the tug of war between getting it done quickly and finding a creative solution out can sometimes lead to fast, but shoddy solutions. When people are scrambling to meet a milestone, the grind can mean the inspired solutions just are […]
There are three (3) project management take aways from a parable I once was given as a nascent project manager. During the early days of Soviet/U.S space race, NASA spent millions researching a pen that would function normally in zero-G. The Soviets opted for a simpler solution and sent up their cosmonauts with a pencil. […]