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CHOW # 105 – Uncertainty to Certainty

CHOW # 105 – Uncertainty to Certainty

You are a program manager with an IT Service Provider handling a project for a U.S. based client. The client uses three different telecom service providers and pays large bills every month – for a few hundred thousand calls that cost them millions of dollars....
Facing uncertainty

Facing uncertainty

In one of my earlier blogs, I had written about some of the thoughts that plague a manager’s mind (refer http://pm-powerconsulting.com/blog/thoughts-plague-managers-mind/). Top of the list was about the ability to make commitments and deliver on them in the face...
Handling Risk in the Digital Era

Handling Risk in the Digital Era

All of us work on projects of different types, size and shape. So, when someone says there’s a risk that we cannot complete this story in the current sprint – we look for alternatives. Can we break that story into two smaller slices? We then include the...

CHOW #65– Collaboration across teams – making SoS effective

  Sunita looked anxious when she met me a couple of months ago. She has been a successful Scrum Master and enjoyed her work. Her team respected her and held her in high regard. She also had a good working relationship with the Product Management team and the...
Being Mindful or being concerned- Part II

Being Mindful or being concerned- Part II

In Part I of this blog – I had looked at a possible way of construing the tango of being mindful and being concerned about risk. So, it seems like that the cocktail of being mindful and also being concerned about risk, appears explosive. So, is there a...