Sat.Nov 18, 2023

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Making a prediction?

Musings on Project Management

Making a prediction?Something to forecast?Milton Friedman (deceased now), distinguished economist and notably conservative when it came to finances has this adviceIf you're going to predict, then predict often!Yes, it's a bit humorous. But it's also true, to wit: the future is uncertain, subject to change, and subject to change unexpectedly and perhaps even near-term.

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Simplifying Work: The Path to Greater Productivity

When we're inundated with tasks, our productivity plummets as we constantly switch contexts, akin to a computer bogged down by too many open applications. We tend to underestimate the time lost to this context switching, which, as Martin points out, can be up to 20% per task. This loss can be quantified using the theory of constraints, which highlights how multitasking is not just inefficient, it's counterproductive.


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Monitoring and Controlling Projects: A "How to" Guide

Project Pulse Journal

By: Dr. Michael Shick, MSPM, PMP, CSM Project management isn't just about hitting milestones and meeting deadlines. It's about leading a team through the trenches, keeping them motivated, and ensuring smooth progress while preventing burnout. You might wonder if it's possible to keep a keen eye on every project detail without overburdening yourself and your team.

article thumbnail Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills (PSPBM Skills) Study Notes

Here are some study notes that I created whilst learning more about the Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills (PSPBM Skills) course and assessment. These are shared as a revision resource intended to summarise the key elements. Product Backlog Ordering Many techniques can be used to order the contents of a Product Backlog. Here are some commonly used approaches: The Kano Model is a framework used to categorise and prioritise features based on their potential to satisfy c

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, unveiling how deliverables translate into measurable outputs.