Note: I've heard Philip Glass talk with his music for so many years now. I think, as with many people of my age, I was first exposed to his music via the film "Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance" and then went on to find more and more of his music. Now this...
Month: April 2016
There are few things in the world more frustrating than contacting a general support line or email address and getting a new person each time. Whether you’re calling about cell phone service, auto insurance, or software support, we’ve all experienced the familiar...
In the recent post entitled "Where is the Customer in your project? Nowhere!", I shared a video post by Kalpesh Shah about increasing the value of user stories, and shared some thoughts on the problems of excluding the customer. But this topic is a bit of an irritant...
Principle #2 of the Project Action Principles is stated as "Fulfil Customer Value, Interactively". As an aside, the only reason it is number 2 and not number 1 ("Achieve Outcomes, Rapidly"), is that we need the motive force of pro-active outcome focus that is outlined...
The product roadmap is the most essential document that your company can have. It shows what your product aims to achieve; how it will fulfill that achievement; and why your product will impact your company.----The product roadmap is one of the most...
Nick Haley, Head of UX at Guardian News Media, joined us at ProductTank at the BBC to give us practical examples of how his team is becoming more agile and how digital products are iterated every day with real users, breaking his thoughts down into five core...
Scrum masters play a crucial role on product development teams. Scrum is the best-known and most widely-used agile software development framework. So, it is common for software development teams to include a "scrum master" -- someone who keeps the team accountable to...
The author, entrepreneur, marketer and public speaker reveals to "Behind the Brand" how your comfort zone and safety zone are two different things. --- This post originally appeared as - Seth Godin Explains How Taking a Risk Is Actually the Safest Thing to Do These Days
If you hang around agilists long enough, someone will mention lean manufacturing, Toyota Production System or Kanban. Since these concepts predate Agile, you might wonder how they relate, and perhaps why lean manufacturing wasn’t directly applied to software (until...
30 Problems That Affect Software Projects From Estimating Software Costs: Bringing Realism To Estimating, 2nd Edition. Initial requirements are seldom more than 50 percent complete Requirements grow at about 2 percent per calendar month during development About 20...
Sign up for the AOP Newsletter
Each week Adam writes about interesting and varied topics for Project Managers everywhere and curates useful articles, books and papers from other sources.
- The Project Manager’s “Predator Helmet”: Nine diagnostic filters for your projects
- The Hysteresis of Hysteria – The 11-Step Cycle of a System Crisis
- The Gradient of Terror – Project management and non-linear forces
- Rethinking the (Work) Breakdown Structure – Part 2.4: Summarising the pivot points
- Rethinking the Work Breakdown Structure Part 2.3: Leveraging a broader range of tools
- Adam Reads
- Agile Concepts
- Agile Documentation
- Anti-Teaming Behaviour
- Breakdown Structures
- Customer Advocacy
- Customer Service
- Customer Value
- Deliverables Management
- Gradient of Terror
- Manifesto for Action
- PAP #1
- PM Twitter Lists
- Principle-based Project Management
- Project Action Hacks
- Project Action Principles
- Project Execution
- Project Management Community
- Project Management Concepts
- Project Management Data
- Project Management Models
- Project Management Skills
- Project Management Tools
- Project Planning
- Quick Posts
- Self-Organising teams
- Software Projects
- State of Project Management
- Systems Integration