PM Methodology Alignment

Which Projects are more aligned to PM methodology? Infrastructure or Application projects? During the check of the health of the projects we point to this alignment as another factor. With it, we have discovered that in general infrastructure projects follow the methodology in a better way than application projects. Why? Are the best PMs on … Read more

PM10 assessment

When dealing with a team of project managers, to work with them to improve their capabilities and be able to be consistent and equal with every body, you need a framework that enable you to have common path forward. PM10, or project management 10 is a framework we all use in CSC for the assessment … Read more

How can I execute this project?

We have won a service contract that includes the execution of two projects: one for the transition of the service to the new organization and the second one to adapt the current environment to some new laws. For the first one, initially there are not big risks that can decrease the SLA during the transition. … Read more

Developing a strategic project position

One of the exercise I learnt about this is issue is the use of echelons of Project Goals. Placing goals into echelons also helps determine the person in the client organization that can help you achieve multiple goals. Placing these echelons allow the people to see in which step of the project they are working. … Read more

Agile Contracting

Last week I had time to attend a web conference about how to get contracts implementing your projects under agile rules. I would like to remember some of the points the speaker stressed. Sell: Visibility, the customer is the person who gets the backlog and decide the next package of features to be developed. Continuous … Read more

Ensure delegation is done properly.

Working with new people means you have to make a time investment into the professional relationship you have with them. I always want to have the opportunity of talking with new people before they assign me responsibilities or vice versa. Have time to talk with them without pressure, some weeks (if I have engaged the … Read more

Feedback Questionaire

I’m taking some holidays in Vietnam, doing a lot of kilometers during the few days I have. This country save a lot of traditions of their ancestors and some other things are more evolutioned than you can expect. One of the days we did a day trip to a place named “Perfume Pagoda”, you can … Read more