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    Project Scope, Schedule, Resources – Pick Two

    September 03, 2013 Share
    In a perfect world we could have anything we want. And that goes with our professional perfect world as well. And in terms of project management, that would mean we could pick what we manage, when we manage, who we manage, what customers we manage projects for, how we manage, what processes we follow and to whom we report project information. Total freedom. As an independent consultant, you get some of those freedoms, but you are still accountable and if you think otherwise, then you’ll soon find yourself with lots of time on your hands and no clients to perform ...
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    Improve Agile Project Planning by Involving the Whole Team

    August 30, 2013 Share
    Unlike traditionally run projects which are planned by an “expert,” Agile planning should be done with the entire team participating. Agile encourages group participation in all forms of planning and estimation. Instead of one person following a linear process of assessing requirements and project constraints, then producing a plan designed to drive schedule, budget, and resources to deliver the end project, the whole team is engaged.
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    [Free Whitepaper] How Proper Tooling Can Help Scale Agile Faster?

    August 26, 2013 Share
    While many organizations start their Agile adoption initiatives with team rooms, whiteboards and sticky notes, organizations that are looking to mature and scale their Agile practices have found that they require an integrated solution to help. Keeping this in mind, we created a paper that talks about some of the most common issues we’ve noticed teams and organization face when they start scaling Agile. We also take a closer look on how the proper tool can help you deal with each of those aspects while focusing on What Does Scaling Agile Mean? and Scaling Agile in Realistic Environment. Download Whitepaper...
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    3 Keys to Increasing Project Profits. Part 2

    August 16, 2013 Share
    We are now on to Part 2 of this three part series on ways to increase or protect the profitability of the projects we manage. In Part 1 we examined the obvious area of budget management and ways we can handle the project budget, analysis and forecast to protect and possibly even increase the project’s profitability. In this Part 2, I’m going to discuss resource management and ways we can best manage our resource to keep our projects as profitable as possible. In Part 2 of this three-part series on increasing project profitability, we’ll examine the role of effective resource ...
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    3 Keys to Increasing Project Profits

    August 15, 2013 Share
    Through experience I’ve found that project success is usually determined by one or more of three factors – on time delivery, on budget delivery, and overall customer satisfaction (which is often based somewhat on the other two factors and many other things we may or may not be in control of).