Agile Case Study (1/5): Project kick-off
The following case study is originally published as the chapter 23 of the Mike Cohn’s book entitled Agile Estimating and Planning. In this chapter, the author, in order to summarize and put into practice many key points explained in the book, develops a case on…
A Project Management Toolbox for the Project Economy
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Citizen Development in The Project Economy
A citizen developer is a user without coding knowledge who creates new business applications for consumption by others using LCNC Development Platforms sanctioned by corporate IT. By 2024, more than 65% of software projects in the project economy will include at least one citizen developer. This doesn’t mean software teams will ignore IT, rather the opposite.
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PM² Artefacts with PMPeople
The PM² Guide describes 33 document templates covering most cases in all kind of projects, not just UE’s ones. Many projects need to follow a strict methodology based on documented evidence. Even for those cases, PMPeople enables people to collaborate first, and document the project later, saving time and fostering project teams productivity.
The CxO role in the Project Economy
What should be the role of a top manager in the project economy? For a CEO, for instance, a project is just a means to get a product, service, or result. They are more interested in operation management than in project management. How should they behave in the project economy? Should they blindly trust on self-organized teams?
Project Procurement in the Project Economy
The growing specialialization in the project economy makes unusual “one project team makes all”. More and more projects are connected via procurement: A certain buyer performing project #1 outsources work package #1 to seller #1 who performs project #2, part of which is outsourced again to another seller performing project #3, etc. Control all project procurement interdependencies with PMPeople.
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Organizations in the project economy group projects into Business Units. PMPeople also implements the 3 management frameworks standardized by PMI® to help Project Managers, Program Managers and Portfolio Managers.