Why Cost is the Wrong Question for Evaluating Projects in Your Project Portfolio

I read Sayonara Sony: How Industrial, MBA-Style Leadership Killed a Once Great Company, and was struck by how the company appeared to make decisions—what will make us the most money now? If you make your project portfolio decisions based on money, estimated cost, you too will have Sony’s problems. This is why cost is the …

Edit Those Epics

I’ve been working with folks making their transition to agile. One of the hardest transitions is for the managers and technical leaders. Managers are accustomed to working in timeboxes. To them, the iteration is a timebox. But, they also are accustomed to features spanning multiple timeboxes, and that’s not OK in agile. They are accustomed …

Becoming a Great Estimator

Workshop Objective: Everyone needs to estimate—but does anyone really know how? Sure, a few people in your organization are great estimators, but how did they get that way? In this workshop, you’ll learn about several estimation approaches, and practice them. You’ll learn how to obtain feedback on your estimates. You’ll learn what you need to do …