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Saturday
Feb152014

One Of The Best Posts About Waterfall Vs Agile

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I really like this article because how it goes into the nuts and bolts of the topic. Dwayne

"Which development methodology should we use?” This is a topic that gets a lot of discussion (and often heated debate). If this is not something you’ve worked with before, a definition of development methodology is in order; put very simply, it’s a way of organizing the work of software development.

Source - Segue Technology - Waterfall vs. Agile: Which is the Right Development Methodology for Your Project?

Saturday
Feb152014

Well Organized Site About Project Phases

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Each project stage is characterised by a distinct set of activities that take the project from its first idea to its conclusion. Each stage is of equal importance and contributes to the overall success of the project.

Source - Project Smart - The Stages of a Project

Tuesday
Dec312013

Nice Condensed Article On The Delphi Method Of Estimations

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It is common to use expert opinion in project activities, such as estimating. However, experts usually disagree! As a project manager, you need to channel expert thought in some manner, possibly utilizing the Delphi Method, so that they reach a consensus. Then, you can make an informed decision.

Source - Bright Hub PM - Accurate Estimations With the Dephi Method

Wednesday
Dec182013

A Massive 64 Slide Deck About The PMO

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Love the way this slideshare deck starts with the following quote ...

"Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something. The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression."

- Sir John Harvey-Jones

Source - Slideshare - Project Management Office - Framework & Phased Implementation Roadmap

Friday
Nov222013

One Way To Look At PMO Project Metrics

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The above “design” aspects of the SMART acronym should be augmented by the “management” dimensions in order to successfully implement a metrics framework that drives:

  • Focus
  • Alignment
  • Accountability


Source - Metis Strategy - Managing Through Metrics: The Other Sides of SMART, Executive Summary