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#NoEstimates – A Strange Argument

I’ve been reawakened to trying to unravel the #NoEstimates argument. I first came across it when Glen Alleman (@galleman) of fame liked my Free Estimating Course. Shim Marom’s  (@shim_marom) article is a great summary & cross reference to relevant posts from other people’s blogs. Seems the #NoEstimate community’s issue is that most peoples estimating ability is crap so an […]

A New Generation Of Thinking – It isn’t (just) about projects

Project thinking has been dominated over the last 50 years by writings that are myopic. The perspective has been “unique temporary endeavour bounded by an iron triangle of cost time and performance of delivered output” whose interplay can be reduced to a time-scaled bar-chart. The thinking required to isolate and describe the concepts and build […]

The Difference Between PROJECT & PRODUCT Life-Cycles

All too often I see the concept of Life-Cycle applied as if it were one dimensional. Yes with choice within the dimension but still missing expressions of the essentials. Worse the choice aspect seems mostly to incite fevour about exclusive selection between the ‘right’ and the ‘wrong’ life-cycle. It is perhaps the ignorance of youth […]

Do Programs Exist?

“Programs” (or Programmes) are difficult things to discuss as within Industry and Associations  the concepts are poorly though through – Little ‘clear blue water’ exists between definitions of Pgm & Project; most defnitions endure little scrutiny without collapsing due to ambiguity and waffle. BUT There is a useful distinction; Program MANAGEMENT is a distinct focus […]

#pmFlashBlog – A view of PM From the UK

I’m in the uk. Project folk routinely inspire me while at the same time the pm ‘establishment’ depresses me. Dawn Sunrise I hope PM is at the dawn of a great age. The signs are there and I for one know the steps required! But the darkest hour is just before dawn. Current PM capability […]