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Portfolio Planning With Benefits Maps and Triggers

November 13, 2014


Building benefit maps at #bscadc pic.twitter.com/6GVx3sDbgF — David Hussman (@davidhussman) November 12, 2014 Inspired by the presentation on coaching and leading Agility to further my product thinking, I decided to learn a lightweight way to set portfolio strategy and priorities. In his presentation, Simplify Project and Portfolio Planning With “Real Options”, Matt Barcomb explained the need for […]

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Manager Math

November 4, 2014


antique cash register

Have you ever needed to make plans out of nothing? You know the situation: the project is barely defined, no one understands yet what needs to be done, and the team is still working on other projects. Still, you need to come up with a budget and build plans on a foundation of something more […]

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4 Essentials of Agile Project Planning

June 24, 2012


Building a plan as a team

A real conversation I had two weeks ago: Executive: “What project management method do you use?  Please don’t tell me it’s Scrum.” Me: “Actually, we are Agile and use Scrum.” Executive: “Oh, no! I have seen so many Scrum projects go bad!” Other Executive: “Well, this is more of a hybrid project…” Me: “We could […]

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Visual Project Planning With The Scrum-ban-plan Board

March 11, 2012


Visual Project Board Example

When you start to plan a project where do you start?  Do you open MS Project and start entering tasks?  Do you start building a backlog and apply your favorite Agile planning techniques?  As I mentioned in my Best Scrum-ban-plan Board post, I have been using that board a lot for high level project planning […]

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