Lets have some thoughts on what should be important for a successful medium to large sized company - an employee satisfaction or to be business oriented?
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Every project manager has a story to share about that project that just wouldn't quit, or the sponsor that wanted the moon delivered next week. In this blog, I hope to share ideas on setting realistic and achievable goals for the projects we manage. Of course, if there is something else that catches my mind, I will just have to share it, too...
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Acceptance of risk involves recognition that the risk is a factor, and that the project team is not actively changing its approach to the project to respond to it. Acceptance is not the same as ignoring the risk, however. Contingency plans should be put in place to be able to respond to the risk should it occur.
Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) is a practice in which the whole team collaboratively discusses acceptance criteria, with examples, and then distills them into a set of concrete acceptance tests before development begins.
Accountability is an individual's requirement to accept the consequences, both positive and negative, for activities and actions. Often, an individual in a leadership position is held accountable for actions taken by subordinate team members.
An action Item is work that is a follow-on activity, usually to a meeting. It is often an action arising out of the conversation, but not core to accomplishing meeting objectives. A project manager will formally schedule an action item to ensure the necessary activity is noted and assigned, but scheduled to be completed later so as not to derail the meeting.