An Attempt to Define Value

Jim, in his comment on Intuition is Not Enough for Knowing About the Project Portfolio, said: I am having trouble with the definition of the word “value” in this context. Do you mean showing progress, as in earned value, or value to the customer, such as in ROI or...

Defining the Value of This Project

  My PM students are articulating insights about projects that I’m happy to see. One project team said this in their charter, “The value of the product is moving the paper successfully across the room. The value of the project is in the journey, not...

Increase Your Value

  I was at the Rational User Conference last week. I took away one significant idea from the keynotes and one of the track sessions: Writing software, according to Grady Booch is a “priviledge and a responsibility.” Systems are becoming more complex...

Remarkable: A Little About Marketing

  Seth Godin is one sharp fella. He’s just published a new ebook, BullMarket: Companies That Can Help You Make Something Happen. I’m thrilled to be part of the Seth’s “unscientific listing blogs” section, along with Hal Macomber and...

Ask for More Value

David Anderson has an intriguing post, Lawyers, Unit Tests and Performance Reviews. David says “Individual team members can be set specific goals and behavior objectives…” and gives examples. I prefer that team members set their own goals with input...

Projects and Programs Require Managers

  In addition to Frank Patrick’s excellent post of the Top 10 Sources of Project Failure, I have one more: No project manager. In the past week, I’ve received inquiries from people, asking how they can successfully complete projects or programs...