Life gets really interesting when we start to extrapolate the brand identity concept into our project methodologies. What drives the decisions about what different organizations use? And is there any tangible benefit to choosing a “brand label” project execution approach?
In this e-book, Luc Galoppin and Daryl Conner bring together their insights on commitment and social architecture. You will learn how the eight stages of commitment apply to an ERP rollout and why it is critical to carefully plan the "moments of truth". This e-book is specifically useful for executives who face an ERP rollout. It helps us to see where we need to be vigorous in terms of organizational change management.
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Spotlight On: Risk
Risk management has been taking a backseat to project management. Finding an effective way to manage both processes harmoniously side by side has been a problem…until now.
Spotlight On: Scope
In executing a project, it is up to the project manager and the stakeholders to make sure there is a solid foundation under the project team so that they can be successful.
Question: My team prefers to work in Story Points, but it sometimes becomes hard to deal with the realities of how to estimate a first iteration and how to deal with the availability of the team members. How do experienced agile teams handle these realities?
|A.||If you want to be agile, you must estimate in Story Points. Nothing else will really work for a team once they begin to do the work of the project.|
|B.||Neither is the correct approach. Estimate your Product Backlog in Ideal Hours, and then they will transfer over easily to the iteration work of the team.|
|C.||If you create software, use Story Points. If you use agile for any other type of project, estimate in work hours, which you can input into MS Project.|
|D.||Use Story Points for the Product Backlog, but actual hours for the Iteration Backlog.|
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