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Issues with long term projects and time management
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In long term projects, you may feel the problems of impatience and over commitment. Sometimes you feel like you aren't making any progress, and you want to quit. Do you think breaking down a long term project into milestones like sub-projects or incremental releases will help to manage the project more effectively?
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Yes. Reduced motivation and the need to keep customers and stakeholders engaged by delivering value regularly is just one rationale for exploring an iterative & incremental approach for project delivery rather than one or a few "big bang" releases.

Kiron
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1 reply by Anish Abraham
Dec 11, 2017 9:39 PM
Anish Abraham
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I agree, and I know it can be quite hard to motivate yourself when the project end date is far out of sight.
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Incremental when possible seems to be the better option. Not only are you able to continuously deliver value, you are positioning yourself to better adapt to business changes - adaptive, incremental, progressive elaboration, rolling wave....
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Dec 11, 2017 9:43 PM
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Thanks Andrew, for your input. I guess we need to set short-term benchmarks for success, which will keep us on track and help to stay motivated and productive throughout the process.
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Dec 11, 2017 5:43 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Yes. Reduced motivation and the need to keep customers and stakeholders engaged by delivering value regularly is just one rationale for exploring an iterative & incremental approach for project delivery rather than one or a few "big bang" releases.

Kiron
I agree, and I know it can be quite hard to motivate yourself when the project end date is far out of sight.
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Dec 11, 2017 6:13 PM
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Incremental when possible seems to be the better option. Not only are you able to continuously deliver value, you are positioning yourself to better adapt to business changes - adaptive, incremental, progressive elaboration, rolling wave....
Thanks Andrew, for your input. I guess we need to set short-term benchmarks for success, which will keep us on track and help to stay motivated and productive throughout the process.
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One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.
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1 reply by Anish Abraham
Dec 12, 2017 3:11 PM
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Sante, I like that :).
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Anish, short-term benchmarks to me are regular acceptance tests with the customer where you deliver tangible results. The feedback gives the team a feeling of real progress and motivation and makes the journey easier for all involved.
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Dec 12, 2017 3:12 PM
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Peter, I agree with you on this. Thanks for your response.
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Dec 12, 2017 1:21 AM
Replying to Sante Vergini
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One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.
Sante, I like that :).
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Dec 12, 2017 11:22 AM
Replying to Peter Ambrosy
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Anish, short-term benchmarks to me are regular acceptance tests with the customer where you deliver tangible results. The feedback gives the team a feeling of real progress and motivation and makes the journey easier for all involved.
Peter, I agree with you on this. Thanks for your response.
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Thanks for all your responses.

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