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Poring over PMBOK 7!

Poring over PMBOK 7!

Photo by Nathan Bingle on Unsplash Some time back I wrote a blog on scope management and its relevance in agile projects. A few days later, a friend stopped by for a chat and gave me a shocker, saying “why are you writing about such dated stuff like scope management?...
CHOW #284 – Five “out-of-scope” questions

CHOW #284 – Five “out-of-scope” questions

Photo by Chaitanya Tvs on Unsplash This Challenge of the Week (CHOW) reminds me of student days and the outrage at “out-of-syllabus” questions in exams! Here are a few on agile scope management for you to try out (within syllabus but some googlies!!). As a short prep,...
Up and down the scope management ladder

Up and down the scope management ladder

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash Many of us as rookie Project Managers have got this thing dinned into our heads early in our careers. Manage Scope or perish – especially, if you have bid fixed price to a customer for software development. But the practice of...
A Tale of Two Books

A Tale of Two Books

Photo by Torsten Dederichs on Unsplash As I write this post, I am reminded of a classic novel – A Tale of Two Cities, with the story happening in Paris and London around the time of the French revolution. The story events reflect the prevalent culture –...
CHOW #275: Agile HR!

CHOW #275: Agile HR!

This Challenge of the Week (CHOW) is related to the blog on “Doing Agile Right – Balance”. Kishore is a friend of mine and head of the people function in a young software organization based in Mumbai. He got inspired by the book Doing Agile Right...