Tag: Initiation

Empirical or Definitive

Empirical or Definitive

Ever heard of the cone of uncertainty?  The cone shows the historical error at certain time periods in a tropical cyclone forecast.  What happens today and what has happened in the past is pretty much all we know.  We can certainly use all kinds of scientifically proven processes or models to try to predict the future.…

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My Merge of GTD and Kanban

My Merge of GTD and Kanban

I’m not going sit here an boast of being some kind of expert on Kanban or guru of personal productivity.  I’m just a Project Manager/Leader who is always keeping his eyes and ears open for newer or better ways to manage time or work.  I believe you should always try to eliminate non-value-added processes, resulting…

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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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Free Project Charter Template

Free Project Charter Template

How many times have you started working on a project and don’t even have formal authorization for that project to exist?  A project charter is a document issued by the project initiator or sponsor that formally authorizes the existence of the project, and provides the project manager with the authority to apply organizational resources to…

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Free Project Initiation Worksheet

Free Project Initiation Worksheet

When you are about to initiate a new project, you should capture the basics of project information.  If you don’t, you’re walking into a minefield.  Even before you write up a charter, you should be able to answer the following: Problem (or Opportunity) Statement – Describe the business reason(s) for initiating the project, specifically stating…

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