Project-Management

Project-Management

How to improve teams, execution and project management.

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...

What’s a Scenario

Photo by Wonderlane What's a scenario?  Not everybody uses the term "scenario" the same way.  In the software industry, there's three common...

Scenario and Feature Matrix

One of the most effective approaches I've found for chunking up a project for incremental value is using a Scenario and Feature Matrix. Scenarios are Your Rows, Features are Your Columns A Scenario and Feature Matrix organizes scenarios and features into a simple view. The scenarios are your rows. The features are your columns. You list your scenarios in order of "MUST", "SHOULD", and "COULD" (or Pri 1, 2, and 3) .. through vNext. You list your features by cross-cutting and vertical. By cross-cutting, I mean that feature applies to multiple scenarios. By vertical, I mean that feature applies to just one scenario. It helps to think of scenarios in this case as goals customers achieve.

How To Cure Optimitis

How do you cure optimitis?  Optimitis is an unhealthy, overly optimistic, unrealistic agreement to solving a problem.  It ignores the tradeoffs.  In Secrets of...

Visualization Checklist

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