In this post I will discuss the does size really matter game to find out your project is in trouble. This game can be done from the moment the project initiative document (PID) is discussed in the project board. In a way this is an early early warning sign. In this post project size is […]

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After my first post on Troubled Project I got some nice reactions:

Damien Braeckman • I like the “complexity game” (good name by the way) and often add an additional dimension to it. After having the solution explained to my by the team, I rephrase the solution and explain it in my own words to […]

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In my experience I have came across projects that were in trouble. I tried to find parallels in those projects to find the early warning signs. In this post I will share 2 of the games you can do to discover if your project is in trouble.

Do the numbers game

Projects going into […]

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This weekend I got an email from X (Chris Verhoef). He noticed I used the research of the Chaos Report and his research in a blog post. Chris and J. Laurenz Eveleens wrote an article in IEEE Software (January and February issue) on the Chaos Report. They stated; “Although the Standish Group’s Chaos reports […]

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IT projects still have an interesting track record. The chaos report (2009) from the Standish Group reports 32 % of IT projects are successful, 44% are challenged and 24 % fail.  Small projects (< 500 $) are more successful and big projects tend to fail more.  None over 10 M $ are successful. These figures […]

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An Agile Project Manager has added value in a one Scrum team or multi team project. First off all scrum teams have a tendency to focus on the short term; the goal of a sprint. User stories not finished will be moved to next sprints and inflow of bugs from acceptance testing can have a […]

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