On agile projects, different teams can have different definitions of effort when estimating work. It is one reason why velocity can vary greatly on teams whose productivity is similar. It is also why using a story point value of zero can prove helpful in planning. Here are three scenarios when the practice makes sense.
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When a schedule starts to slip, the project manager should be ready to jump in and get things back on track. Here are some strategies the PM can use that do not involve forcing everyone to work 80-hour work weeks.
In this webinar, Barry LePatner, author of Too Big to Fall: America’s Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward and creator of www.SaveOurBridges.com, explains how truly precarious our nation’s infrastructure has become and how using new technology will produce enough savings to offset the stagering costs resulting from the past few decades of deferred maintenance. He’ll lay out how new assessment technologies are central to overcoming the limiting effects of visual inspection for both bridge management and funding allocation, and offer a variety of benefits to transportation departments and the public.
Projects get into trouble for repeating and well understood reasons. Many proven solutions to these common root causes of project issues are now well known. This seminar addresses a process to recover troubled projects. The process determines the core project issues and defines steps necessary to put the project back on a successful path. In addition, organizational level structural actions that can be very valuable in preventing projects from getting into trouble in the first place and what infrastructure is needed and how this infrastructure can be developed is addressed.
Projects can run into trouble for many different reasons and many of these reasons are common and well characterized. Years of experience have resulted in proven solutions to resolve repeating challenged project situations and many solutions are provided in this seminar. A process for putting a troubled project back on a successful track with guidance for each step is addressed along with the actions that organizations and projects can do proactively to keep future projects out of trouble.
An enterprise level, multi-faceted scientific Resource Management solution that is empowered with intuitive reports, a sophisticated Gantt chart, advanced filters, and business intelligence tools designed for easy adaptability and scalability.
Recent reports prove that there are significant changes in demographics and the marketplace for workers. Plan now to make these new constraints your project’s competitive advantage.
Stop counting test cases and bug reports in development! They aren’t as helpful as you might think, and there is no direct correlation between these counts and delivered value or quality.
Doing more (overtime) on less (schedule) isn't the smart way to develop software. Why? Because the sooner you want it, the later you'll get it. To break the vicious cycle, you need to negotiate your way to a more realistic schedule. Here's what you can do about unrealistic project schedules.