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

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

Projects Lifecycle – Pill 015

Project lifecycle are different based on the objective, the team and the scope of a project. Here a summary of the possible different Project lifecycle: Predictive / Waterfall, where all work can be predicted at the start, including decisions between options, technologies, sequence changes will be managed.Iterative / prototype, in which part of the work … Continue reading Projects Lifecycle – Pill 015

(Multi)Project Management – Pill 010

On his table, Weinberg (1992) tried to quantify the time lost "jumping" within projects. A lot of researches show and affirm that multitasking kills efficiency. Weinberg table of project switching waste Unfortunately, in nowadays world, is impossible to do one thing at the time so how to be efficient while managing several projects? First we … Continue reading (Multi)Project Management – Pill 010

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 that … Continue reading Project Complexity – Pill 003