Red Bead Experiment

Classic Deming experiment that shows that all the classic management carrot/stick approaches really don’t work, compared to the constraints of the process. via via via via via via

Agile -v- PMBoK

There’s a good – and so far level-headed – discussion on Agile methods compared to the full PMI PMBoK approach going on over on Linkedin, based on this article. One of the contributions encapsulated quite a lot of insight in a short space, so (with... Online MSProject Viewer

via MS Project is a pain in many ways, and one of them is enabling people without the software to even view your plan. to the rescue! Upload your plan and it turns it into a neat Flash-based doo-dad for viewing. Maybe Flash’s resizability...

The Impact of Process Chaos

Processes fraught with randomness and chaos tend to lead us to incorrect conclusions about what is real, what is possible and what is not. Liker & Meier – The Toyota Way Fieldbook

Simple PM Role Description

Responsibilities To deliver the agreed scope of the project on time, on budget and to specification To co-ordinate the workstream leaders to deliver the project To gain sign-off from key stakeholders (including project sponsor) To proactively manage the project Risks,...

Seven Project Management Aphorisms to Live By

1. If it’s not in writing, it’s a rumour. And we don’t work that way. If you spend your entire time reacting to what people tell you, then you’ll not only never get time to work on important things, you’ll probably end up trying to fix...