Category: Project Management Concepts

Project Acceleration. What Can you Do?

Suddenly you need to accelerate the delivery of your project! You no longer have until, say, 15th May, you now need to deliver by the end of April. Or maybe the middle of April!! So now you have to think about if, and how, your project can be accelerated. So, what can you do? How do you determine viability of acceleration, without ending up in a nett loss of momentum or progress, even if the acceleration process doesn’t materialize? Over the next few posts I will look at the key aspects of this question, and provide recommendations on how this can be approached.

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Interim Survey Results – State of Software Project Management 2015

The purpose of this is to give me a flavour of what types of software PM’s are operating in the world today, how they obtained their skills, and what kinds of problems they are having. I have 40 responses so far and would like to get that number up to give a bit of validity to the analysis. I’m publishing here some deeper analysis of this preliminary data to indicate the kinds of questions I’m asking myself and what I seek to tease out from the numbers.

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How can we protect the value in our projects?

the end result of a project is not the technical components created by a bunch of technologists, it is the value created by the end customer who puts that capability to use.  It’s so easy for that to get lost along the way, as the exigencies of real-world project delivery strike the project.  But if the value is not recognised and maintained all the way through. The secret is simple: discipline and focus

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