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… Read More »Troubled Projects (part 2): Does size really matter?
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… Read More »Troubled Projects: reactions on part 1
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… Read More »Troubled Projects: early warnings signs
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… Read More »The Rise and Fall of the Chaos Report Figures
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… Read More »Scrum for financials aka getting IT projects in control
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… Read More »The value of an Agile Project Manager in a Scrum Project