Author: Project Management Planet

Don’t Let Your Process Hide Your Ignorance

Most software projects involve doing something new about which we’re ignorant, which brings uncertainty. Our brains aren’t comfortable with that, so we have to make conscious effort to stop pretending to be certain when we’re not!

S-SDLC: The Secure Software Development Life Cycle

S-SDLC: Secure Software Development Life Cycle

This article introduces the Secure Software Development Life Cycle (will now on be referenced to as S-SDLC). There are multiple reasons why programs like these have gained popularity. We can say to a certain extent that they have become mandated in organizations concerned about security. This article provides a brief...

Software Development Contracts and Contract Disputes

At the beginning of a contract for a software development project, everything often goes swimmingly. The client loves you and you get paid on time, every time. Then, after a few issues or delays, the contract can go a little bit off the rails.

Getting Your Software Project Off the Ground

So your software development project is just getting started. Or maybe you’re just about to embark on a new release. Or new members just joined the team. What now? The attention and enthusiasm in your project will never be higher than now. This talk shows how to get the most...

Moving Beyond Traditional PMO with Kanban

Even though traditional models and assumptions represent thinking that originated in the 1890s with Taylor (fixation on efficiency and utilisation) and Gantt (of Gantt chart fame) they seem remarkably impervious to change. Our problem is that we need to change otherwise we can never achieve true business agility.

Risk Management in Software Development Projects

Enhancing Project Success with Risk Management

Risk refers to uncertain future conditions or circumstances that may adversely impact a project if they occur. A risk represents the possibility, not the certainty, of a future event affecting the success of a software development project. Risk is inherent in all projects. By effectively managing risk, the project team...