Project Management for Software Development

Strategies for Software Project Managers to Say No

The software development project manager has been working hard to meet a deadline and then he receives an email from your boss, asking him to take on a new project. He is e at capacity with his time, resources, and focus, but he still feels obliged to say “yes”.

Why the UX Team Doesn’t Get the Credit

The easier designs are to use, the less users tend to think about the work that went into making them that way. We know good designs are largely the result of your careful efforts during softgware development projects.

Why Most Data Projects Fail & How to Avoid It

Unfortunately, the majority of data projects fail. Yet, they fail for the same reasons. Most management and data teams don’t know the reasons a project succeeds or fails. It just appears to be random, hard work, or luck.

Introduction to the Principles of Lean Portfolio Management

Adaptive/Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) is key to effectively becoming an agile organization and can be considered one of the pillars of business agility. In this presentation, Shane Hastie introduces the key ideas around LPM, discusses the 12 principles of Lean Portfolio Management.

The Jazz Process by Adrian Cho

Book Review: The Jazz Process

I must admit that I was initially a little bit skeptical on a book about agility coming out from IBM. I was wrong. Although you will find a little bit of “bigblueness” in the content, I really enjoy reading “The Jazz Process” that proposes a deep and interesting perspective on...

Online Gantt Charts Editors

Online Gantt Charts Editors

A Gantt chart is a type of chart that shows the schedule of a software development project. Gantt charts show the dependency relationships between activities and the current schedule status. They provide a big picture of the plan and the realization of projects, including the critical path. This chart was...

Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams

Book Review: Managing the Unmanageable

The book “Managing the Unmanageable” starts with the observation that software development projects have always difficulties to be successful, which might explain the title of this book. The authors share in it some techniques and approaches to improve this situation, based on their long experience as software development managers in...