List/Grid Tag Archives: Project Management

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Failed! You get what you deserve!

Consider this, few projects fail because of unusual or unforeseen problems.  If you are trying to go so fast that you don’t do your due diligence or decide to skip steps then ...
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Inconvenient truths of project Status reporting

Long time readers of this blog may recall that I subscribe to the high-brow MIT Sloan Management Review. They may also remember that I’m never quite sure it is worth the rather high ...
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Estimation and the Sunk Cost Fallacy

I’m not a fan of using schedule or cost estimate as a way to value the projects in your project portfolio. If you do, you are likely to miss the potentially transformative projects ...
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Managing Success in Devil’s Triangle of Software; Projects, Project Managers and Developers

I am not a project manager of any kind and never interested to be one. I am not a huge fan of non-tech posts and talks but just had an incident which gave me the idea to post my thoughts ...
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Who Solves Which Problems?

Many years ago, I was part of a task force to “standardize” project management at an organization. I suggested we gather some data to see what kinds of projects the client had. They ...
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Cost of Delay Due to Other Teams’ Delay, Part 5

Imagine you have a large program, where you have several teams contributing to the success of one business deliverable. You are all trying to achieve a specific date for release. One ...
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Two Reasons Why Estimates Aren’t Worth It

When potential customers contact us, the odds are that they want to know two things:How much does it cost to implement the application? How long it will take to implement the application?The ...
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PMI Facelift

The Project Management Infrastructure (PMI) is still, frankly, a little too ugly for my liking. A proper facelift with the help of a graphics designer and somebody who knows a thing ...
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Do You Value Management?

I’ve met many managers who were in the wrong position. Sometimes, it was the Peter Principle. Sometimes, it’s managers who have been founders or who have been technically great ...
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How Many People Can You Manage as a Manager?

In my first management role, I “managed” one person.  My managee didn’t need much management. He guided me into how to manage him more than I managed him. He saved me from making ...
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