Agile Milestone Criteria for Projects and Programs

You’ve got interdependencies across the organization for a given project or program to release a product. You can see demos. That’s not the problem. You need enough insight or prediction to start the marketing campaign or to create training videos or product documentation. You need some kind of milestone criteria so you know you can complete …

Workshop: Topics in Advanced Project Management: Selecting Pragmatic Approaches for Your Project

Workshop Objective: After this experiential workshop, you will be able to organize and manage a project using the best of traditional, agile, and lean approaches to project management. This workshop is based on my project management book: Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management. Workshop Overview: We will discuss and practice a variety of …

How Much Work Can You Do? Developing and Managing Your Project Portfolio

Summary: Knowing how much work your group can accomplish–and how much it takes to complete that work–is critical to your success as a manager. In this week’s column, Johanna Rothman explains how to ascertain your team’s potential and how to use that information to define and manage your project portfolio so it doesn’t manage you. I …

Iterative Software Project Planning and Tracking

Project management can be described as the activity of bringing all participants from within a department to successfully complete a product deliverable. Iterative planning and tracking are techniques used by some project managers to avoid having to choose between reducing the number of features or extending the schedule. Abstract Project management can be described as …