Leaders need to adapt they management style to fit the performance readiness of their teams. Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard created the concept of situational leadership in the field of organisational behaviour. They said that "readiness" not only varies by person, but also by task. People have different levels of ability and motivation for different … Continue reading What is Situational Leadership
Companies can consider to outsource projects because of different reasons: To reduce cost To reduce time to market To work on non-core or high value projects To work on operational / repetitive projects To work on non-volatile projects I have managed outsourced projects where we met the deadline but did not save the money we … Continue reading 10 Tips to Successfully Manage Outsource Projects
Within Agile, planning is done continuously. Planning is about working out what to do, and that must come before working out how long it will take. In this post I would like to present a process that will allow team members to understand the whole sequence of planning from vision to user story. Level 1, Vision: … Continue reading 5 Levels of Agile Planning
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?
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?
The 5Ds in project management is a phase breakdown of large milestones that every project team needs to complete. This model gives a full vision of the tasks and deliverables for each phase. This process is thought with Agile / Scrum Project/product methodologies in mind. We call these phases the 5Ds: Discovery: validates the business reason … Continue reading Digital Project Management and the 5Ds
Jason Fried is the Co-Founder and President of 37signals, a Chicago company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary. 37signals manifesto, as they say "It's a collection of 37 nuggets of online philosophy and design wisdom. It's a great introduction to the 37signals' school of thought and … Continue reading Business Tips From 37signals