Manage Your Projects Like a Jedi!
As a project manager, I am always looking for an approach to managing my projects that makes excellent sense AND makes me smile. In future, when managing projects large and small, I intend to act like a Jedi knight and pretend my projects are part of a Star Wars movie. Perhaps I will even get my own light saber! Check out Uncle […]
Measuring IT Project Success
I read a very interesting survey about IT project success yesterday, done by Scott Ambler. Check out the details of the survey at http://www.ambysoft.com/surveys/success2007.html. This is really interesting project data and well worth a look! What really struck me about the survey was the thought that we project managers do not use the correct measures for project success. […]
Requirements are a Project’s Essential Ingredient
One often overlooked aspect of successful projects is the quality of its requirements. About 40% of the originally-proposed features and functions that are defined for major projects actually ever get implemented. Of those that do, they are part of the more than 50% of projects that come in an average of 189% over their original budget estimates. […]
Creating a Project Management Methodology: Define Your 4 Key Strategies
When building your project management method, it is essential to frame it with at least four key strategies for: (1) quality management, (2) configuration management, (3) change management and (4) risk management. Each of these strategic areas needs a well-defined and approved standard in place to govern project activities that typically take place at an organizational […]
This Project Manager’s Ingredients for a Great 2010!
Happy 2010, everyone! I have been thinking about my recipe for project management this coming year, and here are my top ingredients I plan to add to the mix known as ‘Susan Weese, Project Manager’: A large dash of common sense, used frequently on my upcoming projects 1 tablespoon of patience, added in to all […]