Being Economical with the truth

Guerrilla Project Management

When it comes to reporting project status, project managers have to make tough decisions about what to report, when to report it, and how to report it. These decisions are more challenging during crisis situations, when careful crisis communication becomes a very sensitive component of any status reporting. You feel the sensitive nature of crisis. Leadership Mindset

2009 40

Simple setup for using SharePoint for project communication

Guerrilla Project Management

This short video shows Project Managers a simple setup of SharePoint to organize project documentation. I used this same configuration on a recent project and it worked really well. It is a very basic setup using SharePoint built-in document and list management features. Please leave a comment below and let me know how you are using SharePoint in your. Tools & Techniques

2009 40

Sometimes failure is an option

Guerrilla Project Management

We spend so much of our time preparing for the success of our project but we hardly invest any time in preparing ourselves for coping with the aftermath of failure. Yet, it is inevitable that some of our projects will fail, no matter how much efforts we personally invest in them. The reality is that. Mindset

2009 40

Assuming Equality

Guerrilla Project Management

If there is one thing I learned from leading complex projects, over the last few years, it is that self confidence remains the foundation of successful project leadership. Without self confidence, it does not matter how well we know our project management processes, as we may not have the courage to make the tough calls, Leadership Mindset

2009 40

The Case of the Missing Project Sponsor

Guerrilla Project Management

A project should never be approved without an official sponsor, who is willing to lobby and fight for it. Unfortunately, there are still many organizations that don’t have a decent project governance process for project selection and approval. As project managers, we get too excited about new projects that we sometimes start work without a. Tools & Techniques

2009 40

Uncovering the Project Manager Blind Spots

Guerrilla Project Management

Transitioning from individual contributor to project manager is one of the hardest phases of one’s career, especially for those of us with a technical background. The habits and behaviors that made us successful in the past are unlikely to make us successful as project managers. Often, these become blind spots that we have to learn. Mindset

2009 40

Why a blog about Guerrilla Project Management?

Guerrilla Project Management

It has taken me months to finally decide to publish my first blog post. I thought long and hard about what I wanted this blog to be about. I knew from the start that I wanted it to be about my passion for project management but I wasn’t clear on what kind of topics I. Mindset

2009 40

Work Performance Data, Work Performance Information, and Work Performance Reports

Deep Fried Brain

In 2009, I did a series of posts on Work Performance Information, Work Performance Measurements and Performance Reports, highlighting how the PMBOK® Guide, Fourth Edition was utterly confusing. Commonly Confused Concepts Executing Monitoring and Controlling PMBOK Process Groups Study Notes

2014 54

A New Home

Brett Harned

I started this site—primarily as a blog—back in 2009. I wanted to speak my mind about all things digital project management. I did, and it led to a lot of great conversations, connections, and advancements in my career.

2015 62

Merry Christmas [We’re taking a break now]

Girl's Guide to PM

and best wishes for 2009. It’s been an incredible year, and with 2017 shaping up to be another 12 months of political and social change, I want to wish you the best of the season for what is traditionally a very tolerant and forgiving time.

2016 252

GirlsGuideToPM: My Top 10 Articles of All Time

Girl's Guide to PM

2009. I declared 2009 the year of the Office Goddess and I wrote a series of posts about how to excel at work. In case you’ve only just stumbled across this blog, this year I’m celebrating 10 years of blogging about project management.

2016 383

Have we learned anything?

Kiron Bondale

In a recent role, I had the opportunity to review the lessons submitted by teams running large, complex projects and programs and found that over 90% of what was being captured and shared was of low or no value.

2018 190

What You Need to Know About PRINCE2 2017

Arras People

The last change, in 2009, had quite a big overhaul, but what about this one? “The 2009 version of the PRINCE2 guidance devoted an entire chapter to tailoring, but it came towards the end of the guidance. Axelos announced that there will be a new update to PRINCE2 later this year.

2017 199

The 30-Minute Miracle That Will Change The Way You Leave The Office

Girl's Guide to PM

Welcome to 2009: Year of the Office Goddess This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Office GoddessThis year I thought I’d have a theme running through my blog. I have one word for you today: Transitions. How am I only realising this now?

2017 336

Book of the Month

Herding Cats

7] "Decision Making Under Uncertainty: Think Clearly, act Decisively and Feel Confident - Unilever's Story," Sven Roden, 2009 Palisade Conference, Risk Analysis, Applications, and Training, 21-22 October 2009. .

2009 43

Behind The Scenes At PMCamp Barcelona

Girl's Guide to PM

The PMCamp movement was conceived in Austria in 2009 by Stefan Hagen. This article, Behind The Scenes At PMCamp Barcelona , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. The only foreign holiday my boys have been on was to PMI EMEA in Barcelona (I take them to all the good places!).

2017 257

DIPMF Review

Leading Answers

The financial slow down of 2008 -2009 saw its share of cancelled projects in Dubai. I have just returned from the Dubai International Project Management Forum ( DIPMF ). It was a very enjoyable and impressive conference, focussed on innovation in project management.

2020 72

Project Management Lessons from Mavenlink CEO Ray Grainger


In January 2009, we started to develop the product. By July 2009, I remember talking to my co-founders and saying, “Well, the world didn’t end. During 2009, we were building the product.

Where Are All the Project Management Vacancies?

Arras People

Finally, there has been a whole book dedicated to hidden vacancies called The Invisible Candidate by Anthony Haley , it was published back in 2009 but I’ve still not read a book like it that gets close.

2016 237

Simply the Best

The Lazy Project Manager

an exact replica of a submission that gave me the opportunity to speak at PMI events in Amsterdam and Sao Paulo in 2009, at Project Zone in Budapest 2010 and at a number of other sessions around Europe.

2016 195

You Don’t Know Jack (or Jill)

Tyner Blain

I did a presentation in 2009 for the Product Management View, on applying Kano analysis as a product manager. You’ve got some shiny new segmentation data about prospective customers; how much they earn, where they are located, how old they are.

2015 159

Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

Online PM Courses

In 2009 Ken Schwaber left Scrum Alliance to build his own Agile certification, PSM (Professional Scrum Master), at You want to embrace Agile as part (or maybe all) of your Project Management practice.

PMI Are some more equal than others?

The Lazy Project Manager

So for Peter ‘The Lazy Project Manager’ Taylor to be selected as previously covered (Amsterdam 2009, Milan 2010, Washington 2010, Dallas 2011) means 1 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 which gives us an 81 to 1 probability, I am quite liking those odds, put me down for ten pounds, it is a reasonable gamble.

PMI 195

Clarifying Misconceptions of the Big Launch

Girl's Guide to PM

PRINCE2:2009: The Launch Please be patient with the video: it takes a while to load. Do you think that your project should have a ‘launch’ event?

2016 226

Reading List for the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Verhoef, Science of Computer Programming, Volume 74, Issues 11–12, November 2009, Pages 934-988. The Cone of Uncertainty is a useful approach to defining the expected range of uncertainty at specific stages in a project.

2012 47

5 Time Management Trends for 2016

Paymo App

A now-famous 2009 research study by Stanford University put students through three tests, each designed to highlight what multitaskers were better at than people who didn’t routinely multitask in a multimedia environment.

2015 97

Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

How Many Licks: or how to estimate damn near anything , Aaron Santos, Running Press, 2009. The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex. When it is suggested that estimating is hard, of no value, and unnecessary, always ask what principle is used to support that claim? Don't hear one? Then it's likely just a personal anecdote made without any principles. .

Acting Like an Adult in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The process of making a decision involves three elements: values, alternatives, and facts (Buede, 2009). [1]. Risk Management is how Adults Manage Projects - Tim Lister. There are two kinds of uncertainty on all projects, no matter the domain, including software development projects.

2016 72

Becoming An Effective Leader In Government & Beyond: An Interview With Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop

Project Management Hacks

He is a 2015 Presidential Leadership Scholar, has won the 2010 GovTech Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers Award, as well as the 2007 and 2009 Federal 100 Award. Have you ever considered the public sector and government for your next career move?

DIPMF Review

Leading Answers

The financial slow down of 2008 -2009 saw its share of cancelled projects in Dubai. I have just returned from the Dubai International Project Management Forum ( DIPMF ). It was a very enjoyable and impressive conference, focussed on innovation in project management. Mark Langley, president and CEO of the PMI, gave a keynote presentation on the importance of innovation.

2020 40

The Agile Cannon

Herding Cats

Agile Conference 2009, IEEE. . [4]

Agile 66

The Urge to Strangle(The Strangler Pattern)

Leading Agile

This one comes from an InformIT article from August 20, 2009, entitled “Breaking the Project Management Triangle.”

2018 88

How We Improved Our Project Manager’s Life With Active Collab


Our workflow has remained the same since we started the agency in 2009. Here at PopArt Studio , a full-service digital agency from Novi Sad, we handle a lot of complex projects that require a lot of planning and extensive client collaboration.

2009 68

Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. This is course is stated in the absence of any domain or context.

Resources for Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Tim Menzies, Steve Williams, Oussama Elrawas, Daniel Baker, Barry Boehm, Jairus Hihn, Karen Lum, and Ray Madachy, Software Process Improvement And Practice, (2009). Magne Jorgensen and Barry Boehm, IEEE Software, March-April, 2009.

2007 42

Limits of a Self-Organizing Team

Leading Agile

In 2013 I described a conference session Pelrine facilitated in which we explored this concept in 2009. The idea of a self-organizing team has been promoted strongly since the Agile movement started to gain popularity following the publication of the Agile Manifesto in 2001.

2018 83

Real-Time Collaborative Project Navigation


When Waze , the traffic and navigation app, came out in 2009 I did not understand why it was needed. At the time, there was an abundance of personal navigation devices (PND) that were by far more efficient than traditional paper maps. I could not understand why another such device was needed, let alone one that required constant access to the internet. Today, Waze is the world’s largest community based traffic and navigation app.

2015 60

Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

Herding Cats

ISO 31000:2009, ISO 17666:2016, and ISO 11231:2010 Risk is Uncertainty that Matters. The Art of Systems Architecting , Third Edition, 2009. Measuring Time: Improving Project Performance Using Earned Value Management , Springer, 2009.

2007 42

A Seriously Challenged Project

The Tao of Project Management

Disputes between the various parties, quality issues and changes in design plagued the project and between 2008 and 2009 it became clear that the project had some deep seated issues. Another one from the Why Do Projects Fail website: Edinburgh City Council: Tram Network (Sep 2003 to May 2014) When originally conceived the project was intended to reduce traffic congestion, reduce carbon emissions and help the city cope with the increased demand for public transport in the next decade.

2015 33

How to Transition Your Business Online

Brad Egeland

Statistica reports the number of online shoppers has been drastically on the rise since 2009! ​The majority of modern shoppers are turning away from in-person stores and doing their shopping online.

2009 38

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Modern Project Management: A New Forecasting Model to Ensure Project Success,” Iman Attarzadeh and Ow Siew Hock, International Conference on Future Computer and Communication, 2009. 400-407, 2009. Estimating Development Time and Effort of Software Projects by using a Neuro-Fuzzy Approach,” Venus Marza and Mohammad Teshnehlab, in Advanced Technologies , INTECH Open, October 2009. Ross Publishing, August 2009. Goh, The Journal of Systems and Software 82 (2009) 241–252.

6 Creative Agency Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Function Point

Design Matters is one of the first design-focused podcasts (it’s been around since 2009!) If popular storytelling podcasts are like a modern cross between campfire stories and ye olde radio shows, marketing, business and agency focused podcasts are the fireside chat of the digital era. Staying competitive in creative industries means always learning and looking for new ways to approach your work.

2009 70

Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work!


hours Published January 12, 2009, by Modus Cooperandi Press). Are you new to Kanban? Or did you just build your first Kanban Board? Or already a Kanban expert?

Lean 65