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  • The Team Managed Project “ Train the PM and get good slides, but train the team and get a well managed project” By Charles Hollis
  • It Takes a Team to Raise a Project
    • “ It does not matter the method used from Waterfall to Scrum the plan is only as good as the team’s input”
    By Charles Hollis “ The stumbling block of projects is often being overly focused on the project manager or the method of management, when the whole team needs to be educated”
  • Magical Project Manager
    • After riding down the waterfall a few times PMs needed a new name, so they picked Scrum Master. But while going Scrum solves many critical needs it doesn’t make the plan accurate, only addressing the input will do this.
    • Scrum Masters have ways of getting better information through interviewing, but it works best when everyone takes ownership for the schedule and develops skills for estimating the effort.
    By Charles Hollis
  • Team Development
    • Every team member with tasks needs to be developing the following areas.
    • Task Estimation
    • Task Tracking
    • Self Evaluation
    By Charles Hollis
  • Estimating Your Time
    • Few keys to estimating your time.
    • PM is looking for duration of the task including all reasonable distraction that may occur.
    • Document all major risks to the task.
      • “ Verbal agreements are as good as everyone's memory.”
    • If possible buffer the duration to decrease the risk.
    By Charles Hollis
  • Tracking Your Estimate
    • Keys to tracking your dates.
    • Everything you report is based on your current dates. Do you believe the dates are reasonable?
    • Accurate reporting is your friend. If you do it well people will leave you alone and even reward you.
    • Change always happens but few document it. You must document changes and the impact to the plan
    • Make sure the PM reflects your information in his reporting.
    • Time is gold don’t let it slip away at the beginning of the project.
    By Charles Hollis
  • Self Evaluation
    • Keys to Self Evaluation.
    • Do it often during the project.
    • Risk management is an ever changing art that must be adjusted.
    • Even if you made your dates but work 20% more hours then expected, your plan was off by 20% and you gave them that time for free.
    By Charles Hollis
  • SME Caution
    • Subject Matter Experts are great resources for developing a project plan and estimation, but each person has different skills and skill levels so estimations are often individualized.
    • It also helps build team’s “buy in” to a plan when everyone has input on estimating their time.
    By Charles Hollis