Leading change is not a one-person job. For a new idea or innovation to succeed across an organization, the effort’s “champion” should encourage everyone possible to contribute and claim ownership of some part of it. Diverse input also helps everyone learn more about the idea and their organization.
Project risk is inevitable and must be managed to the maximum extent possible. Risks for complex software projects can be divided into two categories—project risks and technical risks. A potentially avoidable technical risk of Lockheed Martin’s En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) software is discussed, along with a treatment plan that could have reduced the risks earlier in the project.
When you are proposing a PI project, you want to make sure you have the best possible chances of carrying through with it successfully. How you pick your projects is as important as how you manage them. Make sure you pick a winner.
When Agile emerged on the scene, it was a dramatic alternative to the way that projects were traditionally delivered, forcing organizations and teams to rethink what they were doing and how. But now that Agile is mainstream, what’s the Next Big Disruptor?
If you were starting over again, would you follow the same path? It’s a difficult question to answer, partly because it’s speculative. At the same time, there’s some value to be gained from that speculation...
Quality management is not independent of risk management yet the two are often decoupled after a project goes operational. When the quality performance of an operation falters, project management principles offer a useful framework for getting things back on track.
"It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars and so on -- whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man -- for precisely the same reasons."