Learn from the experts: Intro to Agile and Scrum

This post is part of a series of learning topics presented by technology experts. Today’s post comes courtesy of Tony Keller, Head of Technology at Powerwrap Limited and architect of the Powerwrap Delivery Framework. This content comes from a recent training session delivered by Tony in our workplace. What is Agile? In the 1990s, many software development … Continue reading Learn from the experts: Intro to Agile and Scrum

How not to be (too) annoying as a remote project manager

Annoying your colleagues is something of a hazard for project managers, made even harder during a global pandemic where everyone is working from home and juggling work and home responsibilities. I am a bit of an over-thinker, so one thing I can find challenging right now is knowing whether I am checking in with people … Continue reading How not to be (too) annoying as a remote project manager

How I learned that ‘building shared understanding is hard’

How many times have you experienced this? The project is underway. You're past 'discovery' and are well into 'build' or 'execution' (or whatever your team calls these). Your team started together. You did inception workshops, or kick-off meetings (or whatever your team calls these). You talked through the problem to be solved, worked up the … Continue reading How I learned that ‘building shared understanding is hard’

Projects and non-projects

The traditional definition of a 'project' is an initiative that achieves an agreed objective and is temporary, with an identifiable beginning and end. The term 'project' also conjures up for many people the dreaded 'waterfall' with gates, milestones, dependencies, Gantt charts, resource allocations, work breakdown schedules, and the rest.  But 'projects' don't have to work … Continue reading Projects and non-projects