The first thing the program must do is establish program governance by planning how it will monitor and control the constituent projects. Effective governance ensures strategic alignment, the realisation of promised service and benefits, stakeholders are communicated with and kept aware of progress and issues; appropriate tools and processes are used in the program; decisions … Continue reading Program Management Governance in Few Words
We know that programs are longer-term collections of related projects and other activities that will be managed in a coordinated way. A Program manager goal is not about managing the details of each individual project, but rather about managing the big picture, in order to achieve the strategic objectives and realise the benefits for which the program … Continue reading What are the Responsibilities of a Program Manager?
A program consists of a group of related projects and activities, managed in a coordinated way, in order to deliver outcomes and benefits related to the organisation’s strategic objectives that would not be available by managing each project individually. Programs are the link between the business strategy and the individual projects that will implement the … Continue reading What is a Program?
As defined in What is a Project post; "the role of the project manager is to deliver the project on time, within budget and with the needs of the business fully met". 8 Key Tasks of a Project Manager Clarify the Objectives: it is very important for the project success to have clear objectives, the project will be … Continue reading What are the Responsibilities of a Project Manager?
A project can be described as a temporary organisation that will focus on the: creation of a group of business deliverables as defined by the project scope within an agreed time frame (usually of a year or less) within cost budget and quality parameters A project is the implementation of a change, with a beginning, middle … Continue reading What is a Project?
The elevator pitch is as important as the business plan, some people call it twitter pitch (but I think 140 characters might be too short). Bplans explain what components a perfect elevator pitch must have; every single angle of a business plan in a short visionary version is laid out. Top components of an elevator pitch: … Continue reading Top Components of an Elevator Pitch
Leaders can not dictate the culture, but they can nurture it. they can create the right conditions for change, creativity and innovation. Leader can multiply the effect of a team. Liz Wiseman interviewed more than 150 leaders to research her book Multipliers: How the best leaders make everyone smarter. Leaders who are multipliers can double … Continue reading How Leaders Create Conditions for Change
If after three or four sprints you notice your velocity is not where you had hoped it would be, do not panic. This might happen, this is why you need to set expectations accordingly and told your client not to trust your initial plans. The good news is that by the time you know about … Continue reading In Agile, What to do if Team Velocity is not as you Planned?
When your customer discovers what they really want in their project, ask them how they would like to handle it. You can push out the release date or add more resources (which is like saying we are going to need more money), or you can drop some of the less important stories from the to-do … Continue reading In Agile, How to Handle New Client Requirements?
You are running a project that is not going well, progress is not as planned, confidence on meeting a deadline is low, what you are currently doing is not working and you need to get something out of the door fast. You have read about agile and understand the benefits of this way of delivering, … Continue reading How to move a slow project to Agile?