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[29 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Agile Planning Benefits | ]

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 the situation.

[5 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on We Deliver Business Value | ]

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, and more.

[30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Uncertainty in Project Management | ]

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, how to reduce it, and how to cope with it.

[27 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Evidence-Based Scheduling | ]

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.

[13 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Power and Influence Charting: The Google Way | ]

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 lifecycle of any project.

[7 Jun 2011 | Comments Off on When Not To Bid on a Software Project | ]

In this blog post, Dan Galorath explains why it could be wiser not to bid on an outsourcing project.

[9 May 2011 | Comments Off on Using Timeboxes in Project Management | ]

In this blog post, Mike Pearce explains why timeboxes are not just a buzzword, but rather a useful tool for project management… and beyond.

[9 May 2011 | Comments Off on Bid Writing for Project Managers | ]

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 viable solution.

[28 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on Resource Allocation Issues in a Multi-Project Context | ]

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.

[7 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on Getting Your Arms Around Project Scope | ]

A project scope is about the size of it and how much work it contains. This article give some hints on how to start getting your arms around all the work required, defining and organizing scope.