One of the most common myths is to believe that being “Agile” means avoiding planning. This myth couldn’t be further from the truth and people use it as a way to avoid agile practices. Agile planning does not mean “no planning” but rather a flexible plan that changes with theContinue Reading…

Agile teams are expected to deliver business value on a regular basis. This focused and fast–paced session provides you with all the techniques you need to do so. We’ll discuss iteration planning, “done done,” velocity, slack, minimum marketable features, working on one thing at a time, risk–adjusted burn–up charts, andContinue Reading…

Uncertainty in project management cannot be eliminated by any estimation methods. It arises partly because of imperfect knowledge of what to do and how long it should take, and partly because of unpredictable events. This article discusses uncertainty in project management: why it exists, how it behaves, how it accumulates,Continue Reading…

This article presents three ways to predict schedules based on historical data with some amount of rigor. Evidence-based project management is a technique that allows you to generate predictions for a release based on historical data—not estimates, but predictions.

The most successful projects are those that have a solid foundation and actively supportive sponsors. One key issue that must be addressed during project initiation is the identification of the “right” project sponsor; one who has enough political clout and backing to overcome the obstacles that arise in the lifecycleContinue Reading…

This is the first chapter of a book on this topic. This chapter introduces the key aspects of commercial project bidding. The bid is the foundations of project success and must not only persuade the client of its worth, but it has also to offer a feasible and commercially viableContinue Reading…

Scheduling and resource allocation is a critical part of project planning in multi-project environments. In this blog post, Kailash Await explains that resource allocation issues are a consequence of flawed organisational procedures rather than poor project management practices.