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Cost of Delay. Can It Be Quantified?

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Most organizations are struggling to determine how much revenue any given project is going to create; therefore, they need some other criterion to prioritize their backlogs. That’s the reason I see companies turning to Cost of Delay (CoD) more and more. Often, I overhear people talking about CoD like it’s some mathematical formula where they […]

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Cost of Delay. What Does It Mean?

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Oftentimes when I ask Product Owners how they choose which projects their teams focus on first, they don’t have a technique for prioritization.  Cost of Delay is a concept that a lot of organizations are using and that has gained traction over the years. Unfortunately, many people are still struggling with the concept of Cost […]

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Project Managers in Enterprise Agile

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Recently, I was engaged in a lively conversation about enterprise agile transformations and the topic turned to Project Management Offices (PMOs) and, specifically, Project Managers (PMs). The gentleman I was speaking with said that in ideal agile, there is “no need for Project Managers”. His argument was that they are replaced by Product Owners, Delivery […]

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Always Looking Ahead

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I’m always looking ahead to the next planning or the next estimating meeting. I teach this behavior to my clients whenever I’m coaching a new ScrumMaster or Product Owner. I start off by involving them in what I’m doing, showing what needs to be done and by explaining my thinking. The teaching is very experiential, yet incomplete in […]

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Digital PM Summit 2015 – An Agile Retrospective – Summary Report

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Background Earlier this week in Philadelphia, 300+ Digital Project Managers gathered for the 2015 Digital PM Summit. This is a two-day event focused on PMs who work in Digital Agencies. I was fortunate enough to be invited to present at the conference and the workshop I led was called, “A Digital PM Agile Retrospective”. My intent […]

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