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Doing a review with senior management – presenting an overall picture of the project

Even though a team working on a software product tends to feel that it is doing an excellent job, there is the always the need for ensuring that the managers of the team and senior managers of the organization have an idea of the progress of the team, and whether everything is fine or whether […]

Keeping a list of open items in a tool such as Excel for tracking purposes ..

This post offers some advice that is useful for everybody in a team, but is very relevant for those people who work for a role such as a Program Manager or a Project Manager, or the leads of team; essentially everybody who works in a role where they keep track of items rather than being […]

Not converting the Daily Scrum into a status meeting …

We had a team whereby some of the managers of the team were starting to feel that they did not have a good feel for the project. When questioned about this, they were fairly apprehensive about not knowing the status of where certain features were, and how this was making them uneasy. So, what they […]

Preparing for a review of project status with stakeholders – Part 1

A software development team does not exist as a singular team, away from others and free to do what they want. The experience of the team when they are in a very busy mode is some sort of resentment towards those external stakeholders (who are obviously not part of the team) when the external stakeholders […]