We are thrilled to announce that Gloria Miller will be a speaker at Project Challenge Manchester 2023 where she will be presenting ‘Using Serious Games as a Management Tool in Transitioning to Agile Practices’. Gloria will talk about how serious games can help manage challenges transitioning from traditional/waterfall projects to agile projects. She will present… Continue reading Talking About Using Serious Games as a Management Tool Manchester, October 2023
We wrote about motivating people to share knowledge a few years ago. We want to revisit that topic in light of the pandemic and expand on how agile methodologies impact knowledge sharing. First, consider this process a public library: knowledge management (KM) puts the books together and decides how to organize them on the shelves.… Continue reading Five Recommendations for Knowledge Sharing in Projects
Many companies have adopted an agile methodology for their projects. They may have adopted a specific agile methodology such as Scrum or introduced a hybrid model with some topics managed using an agile methodology or agile practices. Therefore, we can announce that pure waterfall projects are dead! While there are challenges, issues, and problems in… Continue reading Waterfall is Dead. Long Live Agile!
Serious games can help manage some challenges in transitioning from traditional/waterfall projects to agile projects. For example, in a traditional project, the scope is known up-front and the project budget is fixed, so the expectation is that all product features will be delivered within that known budget. The budget and time may be fixed in… Continue reading Innovation Games and the Agile-Budget-Problem
In 2022 we were managing multiple projects, published three articles on artificial intelligence (AI), and moved forward with our serious game—The Project Win Game™. Projects Our project work was very interesting, fulfilling, and challenging in 2022. We had very diverse multi-national, multi-disciplinary teams. In one project, we had a good laugh comparing United States and… Continue reading This was maxmetrics 2022
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic response, we wrote about 100% distributed working. Since then, we went through a phase of removing COVID restrictions, and now we are in the COVID denial phase. Each of these phases has a different effect on our projects. Impacts of COVID in the different phases During the COVID… Continue reading Managing Projects During this COVID Denial Phase
We noticed people faced a challenge understanding and deciding between agile and traditional/waterfall methodologies on managing projects. Therefore, we created a game to simulate the lived experience of making this decision: The Project Win Game ™. After creating and testing it throughout 2020-2021 we have now a very nice prototype of the game. We are… Continue reading The Project Win Game™ — Simulating Project Management Decision-Making
Enabling Teams and Project Managers Most projects are complicated, and the completely distributed working driven by the pandemic didn’t make project work easier. Nevertheless, project sponsors and program offices still need to ensure projects deliver their expected benefits. This Project Management Service is targeted at project sponsors and program managers that have an urgent project… Continue reading Project Management Service
In the last few years, the agile wave has taken hold in Germany. If you work within the information technology sector or for one of the big software houses, then “agile” has been practiced by your organization for months or years. Recently, as the predominant agile methodology, Scrum is being used and rolled out to… Continue reading Next Workshop: Saturday, 8th May 2021 — What are The Differences Between Agile and Non-Agile Projects?
COVID-19 moved most project work to a 100% distributed working model overnight. That is, project teams that shared team rooms and physical space were suddenly working individually from a home office. Thus, all project work, with fixed deadlines and temporary team members, moved to a 100% distributed working model. I had the pleasure to work… Continue reading COVID-19 Motivated 100% Distributed Working–Project Management Impressions and Experiences