Posts Tagged ‘ Project Management ’

Estimation (Effort and Duration) #2/2

January 22, 2014
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Yesterday I spoke about the art of estimation. I highlighted how valuable it is to be able to plan and estimate. I also highlighted that estimation is about getting a number that is close enough for the purpose, not about being accurate.To get to the m...
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Estimation (Effort and Duration) #1/2

January 21, 2014
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Estimation (Effort and Duration) #1/2

Estimation: The art of approximating how much time or effort a task might take. I could write a book on the subject (yes, it'd probably be a very dull book!), it's something that I've worked hard at over the years. It's a very divisive subject: some pe...
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Test Cases, an Investment

December 11, 2013
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Test Cases, an Investment

It never ceases to frustrate and disappoint me when I hear people talking of test cases as use-once, throwaway artefacts. Any team worth its salt will be building a library of tests and will see that library as an asset and something worth investing in...
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More on Technical Debt #2/2

November 26, 2013
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More on Technical Debt #2/2

Last week I offered some techniques for management of technical debt. In this post I offer some more.Technical debt is a debt that you incur every time you avoid doing the right thing (like refactoring, removing duplication/redundancy), thereby letting...
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Whatever You Call It, It’s All About People First

September 18, 2012
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Whatever You Call It, It’s All About People First

Achieve Intelligence (AI) just published its latest monthly news article. AI's monthly publications are all themed on building your Business Intelligence (BI) strategy. This month's publication is entitled "Capability Improvement – The Three P’s"...
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You Can’t Fire Everyone

January 24, 2012
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Some years ago I was taught a memorable and valuable lesson by my erstwhile programme manager (we'll call him BJ). I was brought into the project to provide knowledge of i) business intelligence, and ii) software documentation appropriate for the regul...
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BetterManagement Moves to the SAS Knowledge Exchange

September 13, 2010
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I noticed that the oft valuable contributions at BetterManagement have moved to the SAS Knowledge Exchange web site. This was announced in a recent post from BetterManagement. BetterManagement.com was formed in 2000 by ABC Technologies ...
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Project Management, Churchill-Style

September 6, 2010
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Having recently marked the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II's Battle of Britain, my interest was piqued by a book sub-titled "Project Lessons from Winston Churchill and Battle of Britain". The idea of viewing World War II as a project surp...
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