Monthly Archives: April 2009

10 Steps To Better Project Reviews/Retrospectives

One of the more common aspects of projects that are often skimmed over too quickly is that of project reviews – also called project post-mortems, post-project reviews, post implementation reviews and Agile Retrospectives.  It is often scheduled to occur at … Continue reading

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5 Steps To Improving Your Business Processes

I’ve had several conversations lately about the need to streamline and simplify processes.  This is particularly relevant with all the focus on cost cutting and finding savings.  Though it’s always important not to cut TOO many corners – it’ll always … Continue reading

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The shield of process improvement

One of the more precarious traits of organisations with well-established quality systems (procedures, work instructions etc) is that of using process as a shield.  The quality system is in effect being used against itself.  When asked why they perform a … Continue reading

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Agile Risk Management

Apart from using a ‘Top 10’ risk method, what else can we do to manage risks in software intensive projects? The normal approach to managing risk is to identify context/scope identify risks/opportunities prioritise and determine mitigation actions and budget launch … Continue reading

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Building another silicon valley

There have been lots of attempts to recreate silicon valley around the world (silicon peninsula, silicon beach, silicon welly, silicon saxony, silicon alley, silicon corridor) .   Every now and then a federal government or state/regional government will have a … Continue reading

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