Tag: Project Management

Project Management

Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias (See Controlling Your Personal Bias) where you are essentially blinded by your own perception of your abilities. In summary, the Dunning-Kruger effect simply means that you don’t know what you don’t know, so you may believe that you know more than you […]

Muda Mura, Muri in Lean

Lean Efficiency in Agile – Muda, Mura, Muri

Lean identifies several areas that cause or create inefficient systems. Originally part of the Toyota Production System, these inefficiencies are classified into three distinct groups. Muda: Waste (See 8 Types of Muda Waste in Lean) Mura: Irregularity Muri: Overburden These Lean inefficiencies apply to Agile and are just as […]

The Agile Factory - Do You Hate Agile?

Do You Hate Agile?

I hated Agile once. Some days I still do. What do you call a project with two-week development increments and then a release of a potentially done product? If you said Agile (or Scrum), you are missing some of the most important parts of Agile. Where is the […]

Slicing User Stories

How Do You Split User Stories?

User story creation should not be a difficult process. You may encounter the occasional “what do I do here?” situations, but generally, the process should be fairly easy as long as you have the right people helping with understanding the requirements. At times through your project or product […]

Be More Agile

6 Ways to Be More Agile

You don’t need to have iterative and incremental development practices, or even a project, to be Agile. Don’t focus on what the Agile frameworks say, focus on what is the best way. Iterative and incremental don’t always make sense – Agile doesn’t actually require iterative and incremental. Even […]

DSDM Program Management Roles

DSDM Program Management Roles

The Roles of a DSDM Program *To see the roles of a DSDM Project: DSDM Project Management Roles and Responsibilities Business Program Owner Business Change Owner Program Manager Program Technical Architect Program Change Architect Project Teams Stakeholder Engagement Co-ordinator Change Agents Program Support Office Specialists Role Levels and Categories […]

Scrum Project Planning

Scrum Project Life Cycle

While Scrum’s target is in product development, Scrum often gets used within project management. The goal of a project is to create a unique product, so Scrum shouldn’t have too many issues being modified for a project – although it may require some additional considerations. Before choosing to […]