We're often given an end date and have to work backward to derive when an initiative should start (or should have started). But what about when a project manager is able to provide a start date? That's where the work-forward timebox model can help!
Given the importance of risk in project work, growing your capabilities in risk may be just what you need to advance. How can you decide if you need more risk management expertise, and what are your options?
Test-driven development is an important part of ensuring that software can be effectively evaluated before it is deployed to embedded systems. Program managers must be prepared to accommodate additional test time—and champion the creation and maintenance of custom test platforms and tools.
Having something that enables a project manager to rough-cut an initiative using some standards can be helpful in providing a lens on whether a date is even remotely achievable. This is where the work-back timebox model comes in.
There just aren’t enough hours in the day for project managers to get everything done. Prioritizing the work is essential—but on its own, that’s not enough. Here's a helpful reminder on an oft-overlooked element of prioritization.
A recent accident made this practitioner realize just how important it was to manage his time and prioritize his work, both professionally and personally. With project management skills at the ready, further risk was averted at the office—and at home.
As operating costs and demand care continues to soar, it has become imperative to minimize financial risk in healthcare design projects. Here are four strategies that emphasize ongoing prioritization, repurposing, and collaborative delivery.
Project managers—especially new practitioners—often struggle with the control and governance aspects of the discipline, but they are a good thing for the project and the team. Without them, PMs are operating on guesswork.