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Build better templates and improve your life

A bold statement? Perhaps. But if you use effective templates in your projects and operational activities, you can save hours of work each week.  And who couldn’t use a few free hours each week? Most templates are set up with … Continue reading

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How to measure software quality – Starting out

Process quality has been very popular over the past two decades.  From CMM and ISO9001 to 6 sigma, Lean, BPM & beyond we have seen a large body of work produced on the premise that “the quality of the process … Continue reading

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Managing Suppliers Effectively to Deliver Your Project Objectives – Quality and Assessment

I was recently asked about an effective method to manage multiple suppliers on a project.  The client had a number of potential suppliers to engage and wanted to know the best approach to ensure the suppliers deliver what was required. … Continue reading

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Improve project efficiency and effectiveness by dealing with quality part 2

OK, so once you have defined the quality activities required for each deliverable, you are now in a position to start identifying quality requirements for the deliverables – hardware, software, documents, scripts. This is where many projects really fall down … Continue reading

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Compliance versus Support – The Chicken and the Egg

To bring some structure and consistency to projects (and business processes in general), audits or QA checks/gates are often performed to assess current practices and to enforce consistency.  But in one of the great ironies, it is often necessary to … Continue reading

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How to get promoted in 24 steps

There are a lot of books and many lengthy articles about how to get promoted.  But rather than read through hours and hours of theoretical material, here are 24 ideas that will help you get promoted.  Figure out if there … Continue reading

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Project Performance KPIs – PMO Effectiveness

Rather than some tirade on why metrics are so great for projects, let’s just list some critical ones: Schedule – Planned vrs Actual – preferably via Earned Value Functional – % designed, implemented, tested, released Delivery on Time – Milestones … Continue reading

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