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McDonald's reinvented its customers’ digital experience—and its project governance—in less than a year.
If you're working on a project, you're going to hold meetings. Use this checklist to help you keep yourself and everyone else focused on the business at hand.
Formulating a business case and proposing your project to senior management for buy-in can be tricky. Don't dive right in and start writing. Begin with a solid checklist of guidelines to ensure a business case that's more than buzzword hype.
If your company has a lot of projects going on, it's a good idea to have a central Project Management Office (PMO) to coordinate project teams and make sure everything gets done properly and on time. Use this checklist initially to assess whether you need a PMO. As projects progress it can also be used to ensure that the PMO is effective.
Are your software development inspections up to code? Use this checklist to find out.
Code is a developer's signature on a software project, and not all developers play by the rules of good coding standards. Ensure that your development team leaves a coding legacy that not only implements the application at hand but can be understood by others and maintained during future development cycles.
Developers need checklists too. Everyone knows that spaghetti code is a no-no, but are your developers programming routines that are also cohesive, efficient, descriptively named, maintainable and necessary? Couldn't hurt to check those programmed routines against a quality standard.
Once you have designed a distributed application, it must pass a thorough review by a committee of sponsors, user representatives, technical personnel and all other key stakeholders. Launching directly into development before the design of the system has been approved is a guarantee for rework down the road. Use this template to execute and report findings from the important critical design review.
Are your leadership skills up to par? Peruse this checklist to see if you are on track with current thought on motivating employees, setting goals, managing conflict--and more!