Contingency – Pill 008

That is a term widely used in project management, most of the time misused to justify a not well done planning or analysis. In project management Contingency is generally (and wrongly) used when talking about Times (when duration is uncertain) or Costs (the famous “safety bearings” to absorb some cost oscillation). Actually that usage ofContinue reading “Contingency – Pill 008”

Output, Outcome and Benefit – Pill 004

It is always a hot topic, especially in project management: what is the difference between Output, Outcome and Benefit? Let’s talk about these three things we all hear about everyday. The Output (in PM world, the deliverable): that is the thing that is created/delivered with the project The Outcome: that is the performance reached usingContinue reading “Output, Outcome and Benefit – Pill 004”

Project Complexity – Pill 003

If you know what complexity mean, you don’t need to check it on this link. But, when talking about Projects, when can we define them complex? A useful method that can be taken in consideration when assessing projects is made up by 4 different areas, and each of them has different shapes and reasons thatContinue reading “Project Complexity – Pill 003”

The MoSCoW (not the beloved cocktail) – Pill 001

The first Pill is dedicated to what is called “MoSCow” – it is not referred to the Moscow mule – a cocktail that people in Italy love – but it refers to to an approach that should be always adopted in project management (and life): Must: something that is mandatory, fundamental Should: valuable but notContinue reading “The MoSCoW (not the beloved cocktail) – Pill 001”

The Pet Projects (Yes, this post has a cat pic) – Pill 002

So you are reading it just to see a cute cat, and here we go: So, what is a “Pet Project”? It refers to the project that we need (or want) to treat as our beloved pet: we need to cuddle and caress it, these are our favorite projects, the ones that give to theContinue reading “The Pet Projects (Yes, this post has a cat pic) – Pill 002”