While there can be many causes for a team consistently not meeting iteration goals, this writer finds that a misunderstanding of what the buffer is for--or simply not respecting that buffer--is a leading cause.
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The online university’s innovative visual dashboard is designed to help students align their learning with employer needs by focusing on specific performance expectations and demonstrating career-relevant competencies.
Waterfall projects are “done” at the end, and it is easy to determine when benefits realization begins; however, on agile projects, deliverables are produced in a phased approach, and benefits realization may begin at many points along the project lifecycle. Which brings us to the question at hand: For agile projects, when can we start deducting/amortizing capital expenses?
Capital program management is an effective method for managing engineering improvements in a facility. Too often, project engineers are managing projects on a short-term basis in a “firefighting” mode. A strategic capital management program provides the foundation for good project execution, improved plant infrastructure, cost savings, enhanced quality, and meeting customer deliverables.
A new report from Project Management Institute highlights six foundational practices for establishing an Agile culture, including rapid response to opportunities, shorter review-decision cycles, elimination of organizational silos, alignment of capabilities to strategy, a focus on change management, and integration of the customer’s voice.
The benefit of collecting and leveraging historical information is that we can achieve continuous improvement in our project management practices. The problem is that this information is rarely formally collected and even less frequently leveraged. This article discusses the criteria for selecting a best possible solution and presents one good simple solution that the author has used.
In order to keep a project on track and on schedule, the project manager must make sure risks are managed effectively--and that begins by capturing them accurately. The following reminders help give you a framework for capturing risks.
The schedule needs to stay up to date if the project is going to proceed on time and be successful. Keep these tips in mind when developing a strategy for capturing schedule updates to ensure the success of the project.
When traveling long distances to a job site either as a mobile employee or contractor, the trips can get more than a little trying. To help lessen the burden upon these corporate nomads, it's important to make things easier at the job site. Here's how you can help.
When there are few job prospects, a new career looks enticing. It's also a compelling alternative if you're burned out. But did you know that there is another alternative to career changing where the odds of succeeding are excellent? This article looks at the advantages of industry changing and points to a couple of red flags about career changing.