Project-Management

Project-Management

How to improve teams, execution and project management.

Visualization Checklist

Photo by Lilly How do you visualize the goal?  Whenever you work on a project, one of the most important things to...

10 Success Patterns for PMs

Photo by Christian Revival Network Here's a brief set of success patterns for program managers and project managers that I've shared with...

Framing the Landscape

At Microsoft, we use the term "frame" or "framing a problem" in the context of project management. You might hear somebody ask, "what's the frame?" or "how have you framed the problem?" A Frame is simply a way to partition a problem. The heart of a frame is coming up with a context to understand the dimensions that matter and figure out how to prioritize and scope. One way teams often frame a space is by building a catalog of user stories and then organizing them into themes.

Make a List of the Jobs to Be Done

How do you create an effective work breakdown structure?  A Work breakdown structure (WBS) is a powerful tool for improving your project...

7 Habits of Highly Effective Program Managers

Photo by woodleywonderworks What does it take to be an effective Program Manager at Microsoft?  I'm responding to some requests for my take...