Rapid Development : Function Point Analysis

Rapid Development : Function Point Analysis
When I was studying Computer Science, one of my favorite CS Professors was a fan of Steve McConnell’s approach to system analysis and software design. I had read his book Code Complete, which is an industry standard for software design. When I was getting ready to go on the road for a brief tour, my professor suggested I take ...

AGILE : More Than Just SCRUM 1

As a Senior Program Manager, I spend a significant portion of my workday engaged with project and program management. During the 15+ years I’ve been in this profession I’ve encountered a variety of approaches to managing projects. It’s especially interesting to me how these approaches rise in popularity and may become considered the “new perfect ...

Crashing The Schedule

As a project manager, I’m occasionally presented with the challenge of compressing work into a tight timeline. Sometimes this is the result of the customer (business) of wanting results sooner, and other times it’s because there is an external deadline that cannot be moved. In either case, the scheduled activities are reviewed to identify opportunities ...

The Kerzner Approach to PM

This week I’ve been reviewing a book by Dr. Harold Kerzner that focuses on his five-level project management maturity model. Dr. Kerzner sits on the advisory board of PMI and is considered a leading thinker in the project management field. Earlier this year I completed a 5 day training course based on his approach and ...