Monthly Archives: August 2016

Looking after your organisation’s strategic capabilities

Many organisations spend far too much time and effort on activities that can be done by one of a thousand organisations (e.g. Payroll, Data centres, and so on) while neglecting the very thing that makes them special. Here’s my answer on how an organisation can look after its strategic capabilities:

Read Stephen Green's answer to How can managers ensure successful management of strategic capabilities of organisations? on Quora

Helping the team to ensure they capture all the tasks when they estimate

In my experience, the problem with estimates is not that the estimates are inaccurate, it’s more that people forget to estimate some of the tasks when they are estimating.

In this question from Quora, the questioner has observed that the length of time required to complete code reviews is throwing their schedules out. I suggest using their definition of done to help them to make sure that all tasks are estimated:

Read Stephen Green's answer to How is code quality ensured when code reviews are taking too long? on Quora

What is an agile project

In this video I describe an agile project and compare it with the traditional approach to delivering projects.

Although agile project management is usually applied to software development projects, it can be used for many different types of projects. In this video I stay away from the technicalities to describe agile projects in a way that can be understood by the lay person

Key facts about agile testing that every project manager should know

In this video I describe agile testing and give advice to project managers on how to make sure that they are getting the best from agile testing

I explain what is agile testing and how it differs from traditional manual testing.

Although agile project management is usually applied to software development projects, it can be used for many different types of projects. In this video I stay away from the technicalities to describe agile projects in a way that can be understood by the lay person