Project Plans: Making Economic Forecasts Look Good Since 1984

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Fundamental dichotomies in project planning: The only place a detailed end to end project plan would be effective is where you don’t need it. The only place a detailed end to end project plan would help, it can’t be reliable enough to be useful....

Velocity: Lightweight Earned Value

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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According to the Scrum Alliance: In Scrum, velocity is how much product backlog effort a team can handle in one sprint. This can be estimated by viewing previous sprints, assuming the team composition and sprint duration are kept constant. It can also be established...