Month: January 2010

This Is How You Know When To Kill A Project

This Is How You Know When To Kill A Project

According to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMB0K), projects are authorized due to internal business needs or external influences.  Project end is reached when the project’s objectives have been achieved or when the project is terminated because its objectives will not or cannot be met, or when the need for the project no longer…

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Refine Your Process If You Must Deviate From It

Refine Your Process If You Must Deviate From It

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, Seeing Value From The Customer Perspective, if you think you need to deviate from a documented or understood process, rewrite or refine your process to account for the deviations. Merriam-Webster defines process as a series of actions or operations conducing to an end.  If you are unwilling to…

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Seeing Value From The Customer Perspective

Seeing Value From The Customer Perspective

I recently sat in a meeting between a vendor and client, where the client was attempting to communicate their need to route new work deliverables to an existing Change Control Board (CCB). The contractor came back and said they believed the CCB in this case would not provide value and perhaps it should be bypassed.…

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How To Solve A Personal Branding Paradox

How To Solve A Personal Branding Paradox

I’m Derek, a project manager and technology geek who lives and breaths general project management, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, and technology.  You can follow me on Twitter @derekhuether or if you really liked this article, subscribe to the RSS Feed. Over the course of the last 15 years, I’ve really expanded my personal brand.  I started…

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Pillar Technology is Hiring

Pillar Technology is Hiring

Pillar Technology is ramping up several large projects in Columbus, OH and Detroit, MI. They are in need of a bunch of people and have opportunities at many different experience levels. They are looking to hire immediately and will entertain people who want to work 1099, W2 hourly, or become full time employees. Pillar’s strength…

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