Henny Portman

Review Everything wrong with agile

Henny Portman

Diplomatic solution Toxic behaviours Custom Kanban No plan Dogmatic Scrum Cost centre budgeting Agile road construction. Everything wrong with agile – Half the work in twice the time is the first agilecartoons book by Michael Küsters. A feast of recognition.

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The International PMO standard from AIPMO

Henny Portman

Know what are PMO capabilities, how they are constructed in terms of competencies, tools, and techniques. In the construction industry they group services in a different way too.

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Review Blue Striped Frog – The agile community – Magazine (1st edition)

Henny Portman

In this interview we see how they constructed an agile future. Last week I received a few copies of a brand new magazine from Vincent Snijder, the editor in chief.

2020 64

Review: Portfolio Management – A practical guide

Henny Portman

See the QRC for the flow of processes: create strategic plan, construct & prioritize portfolio, review portfolio, assess performance of portfolio, reporting on the portfolio and develop, monitor & control the portfolio.

Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

Review Moose heads on the table

Henny Portman

a focus on working climate: 1) ask for the mandate, 2) describe the current working climate and identify the desired working climate, 3) distinguish, clarify and listen, 4) coach the group to become constructive.

2020 57

Review User Story Mapping

Henny Portman

Two more C’s complete it: Construction and Consequences (evaluate with team first, then with business stakeholders and in tests with customers and users). Jeff Patton wrote the book User Story Mapping. Story mapping it’s a tool to enable your team to hold better conversations about the project throughout the development process. Your team will learn to come away with a shared understanding of what you’re attempting to build and why. The book offers 18 chapters: The big picture.

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Review: Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

Supports multiple lifecycles based on inception, construction and transition: an agile/basic version that extends the Scrum construction lifecycle with proven ideas form Unified Process to support early mitigation of risk and lightweight governance; an advanced/lean lifecycle based on Kanban; an agile continuous delivery lifecycle; a lean continuous lifecycle; and an exploratory lifecycle based upon a Lean Start-up approach. Scott W.

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Review: DevOps a business perspective

Henny Portman

Ten DevOps key practices: Unusual teams: not a temporary construct, responsible for a small domain, full time, cross-functional, small, versatile professionals, self-organizing, collocated, responsible for the tool in use. Oleg Skrynnik wrote the book DevOps a business perspective. It’s the core literature for the EXIN DevOps Foundation certification and gives a good overview of DevOps.

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Review: An executive’s guide to disciplined agile

Henny Portman

The non-prescriptive DAD lifecycle consists of three phases inception, construction and transition. Agile continuous delivery lifecycle: a single permanent agile team using Scrum giving a continuous stream of development (construction phase), released at the end of each iteration (short transition phase) and no need for an inception phase. The book An executive’s guide to disciplined agile – Winning the race to business agility written by Scott W.

Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders: Tips for Product People

Speaker: Roman Pichler, Product Management Expert and Acclaimed Author

Leading stakeholders and development teams is notoriously challenging for product managers: They lack the power to tell the individuals what to do, but they need their support to progress the product. To make things worse, stakeholders come from different departments and often have different perspectives and interests, which leads to disagreements and conflicts. Join Roman Pichler, product management expert and acclaimed author, as he shares tips to help you more effectively deal with difficult stakeholders and techniques for constructively resolving conflict.

Agendashift, a new tree in the agile forest

Henny Portman

Help the transforming parts of the organization engage constructively with the rest of the organization, so that both will thrive. I thought I now covered all agile ways of working but I failed (again). I found a new one. This time it’s Agendashift. A 21 st century modern engagement model (developed by Mike Burrows) that is needs-based, outcome-oriented, continuous and open to help organizations grow wholeheartedness.

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Construction Bids: Mastering Construction Bidding

ProjectManager.com

Construction projects are won by responding to solicitations or requests for proposals with a construction bid. Managing the construction bidding process and expanding your customer base without breaking the bottom line is a delicate art. What is a Construction Bid?

Construction Risk Management: An Introduction

ProjectManager.com

Few things are as risky as construction. The answer is construction risk management. It can be mind-bogglingly complex, which is you should make a detailed construction risk management plan. What Is Construction Risk Management? What are the Types of Risk in Construction?

8 Free Excel Construction Templates

ProjectManager.com

Any construction project, no matter the size or scope, requires a wide range of documents. These documents must be thorough and clear, and using construction excel templates guarantees each document includes all the information it needs. . Construction Proposal Template.

Construction Daily Report Template

ProjectManager.com

Construction worksites are a busy place, and everything that happens on one needs to be detailed and recorded daily. The best way to make sure you log all these activities is by using our free construction daily report template. Download Construction Daily Report Template.

Construction Budget: A Quick Guide (with Examples)

ProjectManager.com

Construction projects will never get off the ground without financing. Money sets the gears of construction management in motion. Creating a construction budget, therefore, is one of the most important pieces when developing a construction plan.

What is Subcontractor Management in Construction?

ProjectManager.com

Construction projects are complex in nature. This makes subcontractor management a necessity for most modern construction projects. Create and track subcontractor work on construction projects with Construction Project Management Software. Projects aren’t a one-man show.

Best Construction Software for Small Builders and Construction Companies

nTask

Construction projects deal with a number of different elements and require effective management of resources, time, and budget to be deemed a success. There are many construction software for small builders each with its own set of features, different pricing points, and different advantages.

Making a Construction Estimate: 5 Tips for Better Outcomes

ProjectManager.com

Budgets are a foundational pillar of any successful construction project. Your construction budget allows you to achieve your objectives. It requires a construction estimate to ensure the most accurate findings. What Is a Construction Estimate?

Construction Project Manager Job Description (with Free Example!)

ProjectManager.com

The construction project manager role is a unique position, though it shares many of the attributes associated with any kind of project manager. If you’re looking for an experienced construction project manager, you need to understand their job. Creating a construction schedule.

4 Best Construction Scheduling Softwares to Help You in 2022

nTask

Construction projects are a lot to manage at the best of days and when you factor in the complexities of modern design. That software is going to be construction scheduling software. Construction Scheduling. Construction as you may know is an absolute behemoth of an industry.

5 Best Construction Project Management Software to Use in 2021

nTask

Whenever you are constructing a building or a structure of any kind, you always need to ensure that the foundation of the building is the strongest. The same goes for a construction business. 5 Construction Project Management Applications for You Right Now.

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Construction Contracts: Types, Best Practices & Mistakes

ProjectManager.com

This is especially true of construction projects. Construction projects often require outside specialists to complete aspects of the work, and construction contracts bridge the gap between contractors who they hire so everyone knows what is required.

How to Make a Construction Schedule

ProjectManager.com

Construction projects are notoriously difficult, and they’re known for encountering delays. If any discipline needs a well-thought-out schedule, it’s construction project management. The construction schedule is the backbone of any successful project management for construction.

Best Construction Scheduling Software of 2021 for Managing Projects

ProjectManager.com

Construction projects can be big, complex and often unruly, with regulatory issues, safety concerns, equipment rentals, multiple teams and more. If you want to keep a construction project on track and meet your deadlines, you want construction scheduling software that is robust and dynamic.

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7 Tips for Better Construction Daily Reports & Daily Logs

ProjectManager.com

Documentation is required in any project, but even more so when it comes to construction project management. Construction projects demand regular, detailed reporting during execution, so you can review and analyze your progress. What Is a Construction Daily Report?

Construction Quality Control: Essential Tips for Managing Quality

ProjectManager.com

Managing construction projects is complex and stressful. Quality means different things to different people, which is why you should adhere to construction quality control. What Is Construction Quality Control? Why Construction Quality Control Matters.

2020 Challenges and Trends in Construction

Epicflow Blog

Construction is one of the industries that don’t follow emerging innovative trends too quickly and enthusiastically but anyway it doesn’t ignore many of them to improve its state. Read more: 2018 Project Management Trends in Construction. How 3D Printing Is Applied in Construction.

A Quick Guide to Change Orders for Construction & Other Industries

ProjectManager.com

Having a change order and a change order log are especially key documents in construction project management, where contracts between the owner of the project and the various contractors working to execute the plan are vital to a project’s progression.

What you Absolutely Need to Know about Construction Risk Management in 2021

nTask

But when it comes to construction risk management, you need to be extra careful, because a software project going bad might not be as life-threatening as a construction project going bad. What is Construction Risk Management? Benefits of Construction Risk Management.

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Best Construction Project Management Software of 2020

ProjectManager.com

Smaller construction projects need construction project management software, and bigger ones definitely require the kind of control that only a PM tool can provide. If you’re going to manage a construction project, you want project management software that is robust and dynamic.

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Constructive Criticism: A Powerful Tool for Managers

ProjectManager.com

” But that’s not constructive criticism. That’s called constructive criticism. And when you’re being constructive, you’ll also find that the person you’re criticizing will be a lot more open to following your direction, instead of just seething and making matters worse. What Is Constructive Criticism? Constructive criticism is a process to help improve something through a valid and well-reasoned opinion. ” Constructive Criticism Examples.

From Laying the Foundation to Completion: The Basics and Challenges of Project Management in Construction

Inloox

Construction project management is considered one of the original forms of today's project management. With the construction of their pyramids, which were over a hundred meters high, they literally laid the foundation for the possibilities of construction as we know it today.

How to Effectively Run Construction Management Projects

Wrike

Construction is thriving. It’s stats like these that fuel further workforce growth, adding an average of 200,000 employees to the construction industry sector per year. In an industry like this one, it’s no wonder more and more people are interested in learning how to get started as a construction manager and the key steps necessary to effectively perform their duties. Everything You Need to Know About Construction Management Projects. Step 6: Begin construction.

How To Create a Construction Management Plan

Wrike

Construction planning and management requires strong project management skills and the right tools. Not having these two key elements has resulted in statistics like nine out of every 10 construction projects run out of funds before they’re complete.

Construction Scheduling: A Plan for When and Where to Perform Specific Tasks

Techno-PM

The construction schedule is a plan that outlines the different stages in which construction work will be carried out. Construction schedules can vary depending on the project being undertaken, but some general guidelines apply to most projects.

Construction Sites Still Open! For Now

Arras People

Good news for our colleagues in the construction industry. At the minute construction sites remains open. People in the construction industry, of course, want to remain open and believe they can do so whilst keeping in line with the new social distancing guidelines. In my view, the only construction workers that should be working are those that we need for safety. The mayor of London is set to be on the verge of closing down construction sites.

How to Avoid Construction Schedule Delays

Appfluence

We recently surveyed a group of project managers in the construction industry about their experiences. In this article, we’ll cover the top 6 reasons construction projects fall behind schedule and present solutions so you can deliver your construction projects on time.

Construction PMO

Musings on Project Management

I don't write about construction projects all that often, but lately that's been my thing: construction. roofing, HVAC, electrical, even some plumbing and floors, etc The PMO construction extension to the PMBOK is pretty much a non-starter in my opinion. And, it's not just for architects: general contractors, construction Project Management