Test Driver Development – Pill 023

First, let's recap what we all have learned about Project Management phases and timelines, they look most of the times like this: So, what's wrong with that? This is as that worked for the last 30 years (and still working). The thing that is wrong about it is that we live in times where everything … Continue reading Test Driver Development – Pill 023

Milestones vs Deliverables – Pill 021

After Pill 020 where I wrote about what the Milestones are and Pill 004 where I discussed Outcome, Output and Benefit I think it is worth to clarify the difference between Milestone and Deliverable since many time they are confused on the work environment. Deliverable A deliverable is defined as any unique and verifiable product, … Continue reading Milestones vs Deliverables – Pill 021

Project Milestones – Pill 020

Milestones! Those stumps that in ancient Rome marked - every thousand Roman steps - how much road had been done and how much to do, and remember that all the roads led to Rome so maybe that worked out!In the Project management world the Milestone marks a point of control (or event) relevant in our … Continue reading Project Milestones – Pill 020

Issue vs Risk – Pil 019

Many use the term "issue" to indicate a "risk". So there is a little bit of confusion I'd like to address in this pill.I will keep it simple, but hopefully clear enough not to be mistaken:• The issue is a matter that needs a decision, it is something that has already happened;• Risk concerns the … Continue reading Issue vs Risk – Pil 019

A-B-C: how to shape a Culture – Pill 017

A-B-C (did this song started in your head?), They stand for: AttitudeBehaviorCulture It's a "model" widely used in risk management, but that can apply to basically everything, so what's about A-B-C in project management? First of all, as you might noticed, the A-B-C refer to people and doesn't care about the hard skills. Culture is … Continue reading A-B-C: how to shape a Culture – Pill 017

Understanding a “Standard” – Pill 016

This pill is inspired by a "Big issue": how to correctly divide and assign the responsibilities in a project, but I will discuss about SOD in another Pill. Correctly in the sense of how "history" has taught us, like the Standards indicate to us it is opportune to do. I've noticed that nowadays "Standards" are … Continue reading Understanding a “Standard” – Pill 016