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When I ask project managers what a baseline is and why it’s important, they tell me that it is an approved starting point against which project performance is measured. They are right, of course.  But when I ask them if … Continue reading


One of my favorite definitions of projects is “Projects are how organizations adapt to change.”  Projects are essentially the vehicle for organizational change.  Getting stakeholder agreement around that idea would not likely present much of a challenge.  Change within a … Continue reading


Last month we began our “fight” by exploring two estimating techniques that are often used on both Scrum and Waterfall projects. The first was relative sizing (one kind of analogous estimating) and the second Delphi (called Planning Poker in Scrum). … Continue reading