Here's a fact I learned a long time ago. Companies who make their money on non-project related activities (such as manufacturing toys) also do projects and they need to be every bit as good at project management as a project-based business. Why? Because even in a manufacturing environment there are projects which could include designing and developing the prototypes that will eventually be manufactured. Read more »
Making a Huge Leap Forward after a Project Disaster
They had 18 months to pull off a revolutionary new product design and have it ready for a tradeshow, and their business was very literally on the line. One problem: The last project like this had taken four years. This mini-case explains how they pulled it off.
This technique brief discusses an agile approach to estimating the size of features for a software development project. The approach, called Planning Poker, provides a mechanism that allows the team to collaborate on an estimate that reflects their combined knowledge and experience.Get the Brief »
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