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by dhaughey
Sat 23 May 2015 8:01 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: PMO KPI's
Replies: 2
Views: 3531

Re: PMO KPI's

Hi Starim, There's a very good article by Michael O’Brochta and Curt Finch describing key performance indicators that a new PMO can use to measure itself. They suggest the following: ⋅ Time to Market = Elapsed Time from Idea Conception to Delivery ⋅ Alternate Time to Market = Act...
by dhaughey
Fri 22 May 2015 8:39 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: 5 Questions For Those Who Passed the PMP Exam
Replies: 3
Views: 5033

Re: 5 Questions For Those Who Passed the PMP Exam

Hi TonyD, I passed the PMP exam first time in February 2008, and like you, my company funded the course and exam. My formal training was with QA-IQ, their PMP Crammer (21 hours) and four virtual classrooms (4 hours each). This training covered my 35 hours of project management education. Having trie...
by dhaughey
Wed 08 Apr 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project in Exception
Replies: 2
Views: 3267

Re: Project in Exception

I recently took over a project from another PM that was in exception in a similar way to your project. The project had run over budget without delivering a completed product. The first question was whether to kill the project or find the budget to continue. It came down to this choice; everything el...
by dhaughey
Tue 07 Apr 2015 7:59 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: New here and have some questions.
Replies: 1
Views: 2389

Re: New here and have some questions.

Hi Deeezy, Welcome to the board. Here are some answers from my experience as an IT project manager: 1. What kind of college degree would I need to received in order to become a PM, cause I am currently working towards my Business Administration Degree and was wondering if that would be applicable? O...
by dhaughey
Thu 26 Mar 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How Can we Simplify Projects: Two pizza teams, etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 4895

Re: How Can we Simplify Projects: Two pizza teams, etc.

Hi Kit, I confess that I'm an MS Project junkie. Most people I run projects for don't have MS Project, so I spend time converting MS Project plans into PDF versions. Many of my PM colleagues use Excel so in terms of simplification; perhaps I should go cold turkey and stop using MS Project in favour ...
by dhaughey
Thu 26 Mar 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How Can we Simplify Projects: Two pizza teams, etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 4895

How Can we Simplify Projects: Two pizza teams, etc.

Recently, I was speaking to a colleague about simplifying projects. We agreed that we should reduce the number of people on projects and make sure we have people with skills to match the requirements of the project. One concept mentioned during the discussion was Amazon's "two pizza teams"...
by dhaughey
Mon 23 Mar 2015 8:47 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Free Alternatives To JIRA
Replies: 1
Views: 3036

Re: Free Alternatives To JIRA

Here is a list of tools designed for managing Agile and Scrum software development projects: ⋅ Agilefant ⋅ Confluence ⋅ iceScrum ⋅ Scrumblr ⋅ ScrumDo ⋅ Scrumpy ⋅ ScrumTime ⋅ Tackle ⋅ Trello You can Google them ...
by dhaughey
Tue 17 Mar 2015 9:37 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What is the best route to go?
Replies: 1
Views: 2673

Re: What is the best route to go?

Your question is quite broad, and you don't say what you'd like to achieve. If you are looking to become a project manager or project team member, then PRINCE2 is relevant. If you are looking for a more holistic management role, then ILM might be better. A project manager has a broad role and needs ...
by dhaughey
Fri 13 Mar 2015 8:48 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Need help writing requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 4408

Re: Need help writing requirements

The post containing the requirements gathering template Pavan refers to can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1207
by dhaughey
Wed 11 Mar 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Need help writing requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 4408

Re: Need help writing requirements

Hi Pavan, You need to show your customers' requirements for the topics. For example, how do they want to manage web content. Is there a need for a web content management system. If so, what features should it have? Here are some examples from a recent requirements document for web content management...