Category: PDU – Technical

You take care of the Scope and Schedule, we’ll take care of the money!

Many organizations spend a significant amount of time identifying and assessing risk, however management and contingency reserve are often misused.

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Mitigate! Mitigate! Mitigate! Wait, I can do something else??

Projects must move forward in the face of risk! “What is your Mitigation Strategy?” may be one of the most overused questions in Project Management. Your Risk Response Strategy may include mitigation, but that is only one possible choice.

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Cloud Development – How to manage using Agile?

Cloud-based software development definitely changes how project managers need to approach their projects and lead their teams. Cloud development is not the same as traditional software product development and requires a unique mix of traditional project management and agility. Project managers considering working on cloud-based projects need to read what author has to say.

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Collaborative Project Management: Here are 5 Tips to Improve Them Further

A project manager is occupied with various tasks while working on an ongoing project. They have tasks to delegate, track the progress of a project, work with different teams to get features implemented, communicate with clients, and so on. In so much haste and burden, it gets a bit difficult for them to constantly collaborate with different teams and clients at all times.

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Perfecting the Art of Better Business Requirements

Ever wonder what it takes to gather good business requirements? Well, sometimes the answer is the person who knows nothing about the product. This article discussed how sometimes the person who is not the subject matter expert can actually get to the heart of the requirements.

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Your resource capacity plan must avoid this to be useful

Arguably, the most requested service provided by a Project Management Office (PMO) is to offer a resource capacity plan. Few PMO’s I have seen deliver resource capacity planning that is widely used within the organization. Why?

The simple answer is that many organizations introduce complexity within their resource capacity planning process in terms of scope and in complying with the process. A key requirement of any resource capacity planning process should be simplicity. Simplicity in terms of who complies with it and how everyone is required to comply with it.

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March Madness is Here – Will Your Project Bracket Win?

Can you feel it in the air? Do you sense it in the wind? There’s a whisper out there building in strength, building into the annual crescendo that it always aspires to be. A battle is coming. Many will compete, yet only a few will survive. We fill our brackets with the names of the contenders who we feel are the most deserving. And we strive to be standing firm at the end of the tournament. March Madness has arrived, but if you’re thinking this is a basketball analogy, you’re mistaken. It’s time to get funding for this year’s projects and you better have your program and portfolio brackets together because the battle is about to begin.  

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