Are you staffing your risk management team? This candidate evaluation matrix (Excel) coupled with the sample job description document (Word) will point you in the right direction for finding the ideal risk reviewer.
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Take the temperature of your project every week with this checklist. Make adjustments to your plan or procedures if necessary to correct any deficiencies and keep the project on target and on time.
A formal deliverable review by committee is a necessary evil of a software project. Guidelines for conducting deliverable review sessions must be established and followed. Check your deliverable review procedures against this list to make sure your reviews are productive and professional.
The best project managers are also excellent leaders. Use this checklist to evaluate your leadership skills as a project manager.
Is your project accomplishing its objectives? Perhaps it's off track. Don't waste resources and money. Instead, use this checklist to see if it should continue into the next phase and what you need to do to ensure its success.
Use this checklist to evaluate your organization's mechanisms for identifying problems in the software development process, correcting development process deficiencies and preventing the recurrence of project problems brought on by development process deficiencies.
Wondering why your projects don't sail so smoothly? Looking to improve your project management approach? Use this checklist periodically, especially when you have time on and between projects to do some serious evaluation of how you really strategize, plan and manage your projects. It will reveal the adjustments you need to make to increase your chances of success on your future projects and reveal ways to improve your current project and capitalize on those things that are working best.
What's the first step in looking at the risks you face in delivering your project? Before performing a full-blow assessment, you may want to ask yourself a few simple questions. This 10 minute, 27 question worksheet will help you quickly identify a number of risk factors common to many projects. It's a great first step in looking at the risks you may be facing at a macro level.
There's a lot more to a software development project than just developing software. Are you measuring how efficiently your project is proceeding? How well you actually planned and estimated your project's needs and results? Do you feed that information back into your processes to improve future estimates? Use this checklist to improve the often-overlooked metric collection processes that can make a world of difference for the next time.
Do you know how to thoroughly and efficiently test the software product you have so painstakingly built? Don't risk delivering a faulty software product due to insufficient or unfocused testing. Use this list to check whether you are testing smart--or just testing!