Monday, January 28, 2008

Project Management: Making a Waterfall Project Succeed

Exploring Solution Spaces has an interesting post Making a Waterfall Project Succeed. Here's an excerpt:

Many moths ago, I read an informative and often amusing book called It
Sounded Good When We Started: A Project Manager's Guide to Working with People on Projects
by Roy O'Bryan and Dwayne Phillips about (among other things) a waterfall hardware/software project whose management got disconnected from reality and the author had to take over project management to get the project back on track. Many of the techniques he used (putting the project plan on the wall as a frequently-updated information radiator, low-overhead daily updating of current and near-future planned tasks, avoiding delays between engineering activities andquality assurance activities) are also used in Agile projects.

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