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Measuring Project IQ to Sensing Project EQ

Measuring Project IQ to Sensing Project EQ

Over the years I have managed projects, programs and businesses. One of the fundamentals of managing is to measure the progress, report it and take actions based on it to meet the objectives. In this process, I have gone thru the process – early on by measuring...
Unlimited Uses of Limiting WIP

Unlimited Uses of Limiting WIP

Limiting Work In Process (WIP) is very important for Agile teams and is highly recommended for Kanban teams as they are focused on identifying and removing blocks and thereby improving flow. Here are some benefits of limiting WIP observed in teams I have coached....
CHOW #2– What should be the plan for Knowledge transfer?

CHOW #2– What should be the plan for Knowledge transfer?

You are transitioning support and maintenance of a legacy application from the customer to an onsite/offshore team. The customer has asked you to provide a plan for the Knowledge Transfer (KT) phase comprising: – Number of people onsite (assume New York City),...
CHOW #1– How to choose success criteria for a project?

CHOW #1– How to choose success criteria for a project?

You are the Project Manager for developing a new web-based application for a customer that will replace a series of linked Excel spreadsheets. Senior managers in the customer organization are keen on having this done as they are frustrated by issues arising from lack...

Contractual Contretemps – Part 3

This article is third in the series on Contractual Contretemps. It is a continuation of Part 2. You can look up Part 1 as well on tips/anecdotes on Master Services Agreements. In the earlier Part 2, we introduced the list below of key aspects that technical leaders...