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Initial coaching interventions for Sprint Planning

Teams new to Scrum have a product backlog. The backlog will be groomed to some degree, typically have clarity for up to one to two sprints. The priority will be clear, with fair amount of detail on the requirements. The estimates may be present, it could be story...
Acting like a true Program Manager

Acting like a true Program Manager

We often hear from customers that new Program Managers in their organization tend to behave very much like Project Managers that they once were. How we can make these folks “think and act like Program Managers”, they ask. A short answer is that these new...

An Approach for Development of Delivery Managers

Delivery Managers in IT services organizations constitute the critical link between senior leadership and operational/project management levels in software delivery organizations. They play vital roles in: · Making delivery commitments to customers and...

Transitioning to the role of a Delivery Manager-Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we covered the “terrain changes” in making the transition from a Project Manager (PM) role to a Delivery Manager (DM) role. Terrain changes include the aspects to “learn” and “un-learn”. In Part 1, we...

Transitioning to the role of a Delivery Manager – Part 1

If you are a successful Project Manager (PM) with a solid track record, it is only natural that you aspire to get promoted soon. In software services organizations, this promotion often means donning the role of a Delivery Manager (DM). While your project management...