Schedule Game column is up

  My Eliminating the 90% Done Schedule Game Stickyminds column is up. Enjoy! For those of you who remember the schedule game series from a few years ago, yes, this is one of the games. I added several more and wrote more in Manage It!.

Schedule Game #11: The Schedule Tool is Always Right

  You’ve probably gathered by now that I’m not enamored of project scheduling tools. And since I most often do rolling wave planning, I don’t normally need a scheduling tool. But, here’s another true story. I was coaching a PM in an organization where the execs only understood the waterfall lifecycle. They thought iterating was …

Schedule Game #7: Schedule Dream Time or Happy Date

  Sometimes, I work with organizations where there’s an implicit agreement not to discuss the schedule. I’ve seen this in two flavors: the first is Dream Time, where the project team and management believe the schedule, especially if it’s in a scheduling tool with lots of graphs and different colored lines. The other is Happy …