Very true

I always assumed that if something is easy for me, it must be easy for others as well. This article throws more light into it. Check out @HarvardBiz’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/HarvardBiz/status/994186728394117125?s=09

Do not loose your agility

In order to have an overall understanding of scrum framework, it takes only a couple of hours of reading of scrum guide. As per the founders of scrum, it is a framework which is easy to understand but difficult to implement. The reason being, it is a value based system than a rules driven system. …

Some recent PMP V6 faq

If I use the older version of Rita, will it help to appear for pmbok V6 based exam? It will. Except for ITTO. Just do not follow the inputs, tools and techniques and outputs in Rita. For that refer to PMBOK. Do the chapter end questions of Rita. That will be useful. How important is …

Traditional manager to agile leader

How is agile project management different from traditional project management?. True agile teams are self organising. The problem is given to the team and the team decides how to solve it and who will do what?. This is totally different from traditional project management based on task allocation where the manager decides who will do …

Stop trying to borrow wisdom..

“Stop trying to borrow wisdom and think for yourself. Face your difficulties and think and think and think and solve your problems yourself. Suffering and difficulties provide opportunities to become better. Success is never giving up.” — Taiichi Ohno Very much applicable for individuals, teams and organizations!. Ultimately wisdom is gained through hands on experience.

Project portfolio management

Organizations have business goals to achieve. These business goals are achieved through execution of carefully selected projects, programs and other work which are in true alignment to the organizations strategy to achieve their business goals. There are three stages to project portfolio management; Selection of the right projects, programs and other work, which has the …

Programs and program management

Collection of inter related projects When done together gives more value than doing them one after the other Managed by program managers The individual projects that constitute the program are managed by project managers. These project managers report to the program manager Improving the traffic sysyems within the city to eliminate traffic congestions can be …

Projects and operations

Projects have definite start and end dates Projects deliver unique products or services Projects are temporary in nature. Upon completion the team is dismantled Projects are constrained by the limited resources of time, cost and scope A project is considered as successful if it is completed within the agreed upon time, cost and scope, and …

Which certification to pursue?

Which certification to pursue?..that is a million dollar question which every professional face, at some point in time of their career. This discussion is based on which certifications one should pursue, after making a concrete decision to tread the project management route. Within project management, we have two major schools; The agile project management Traditional …

6.2 Define activities

The detailed scope is decomposed into a work break down structure (WBS). The detailed scope along with the WBS forms the scope baseline. Lowest level in the WBS is the work package. Work packages are again decomposed into activities which are grouped into activity lists. Key points Baselines - Common baselines under the project's context …