Tag: Deliverable

Let’s do what makes sense

Let’s do what makes sense

I sat in a meeting Friday afternoon to meet the new guy over at the vendor’s office and give my assessment to my client.  It never gets boring, listening to rhetoric from a vendor.  They usually speak to my client, not with my client.  A few months ago, after I asked the vendor a very…

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Listen to your Customer on her Birthday

Listen to your Customer on her Birthday

In celebration of my wife’s birthday, I figured I would make her a homemade birthday cake.  I haven’t done that since before we got married 5+ years ago.  This time, however, I actually asked her what she wanted.  That’s right.  The first birthday cake that I made for her, I didn’t even ask what she…

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Meeting Acceptance Criteria Implies Customer Satisfaction

Meeting Acceptance Criteria Implies Customer Satisfaction

It doesn’t matter if your model is Kanban, Agile, Waterfall, or RUP.  You can’t close out a project or task without first identifying the Acceptance Criteria.  Acceptance criteria begins to take shape during the first moments of a project or task. If you are utilizing Kanban or Agile, everything pertaining to your deliverable should be…

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Responsibility Assignment Matrix

Responsibility Assignment Matrix

As a graphical depiction of a more detailed perspective of responsibilities, the responsibility assignment matrix should reflect assigned responsibility by functional role for key project deliverables.  An example of roles detailed below could include (1) Project Manager, (2) Project Sponsor, (3) Implementation Manager, (N) Team Lead Project Deliverables Role 1 Role 2 Role 3 Role…

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