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Project management in the age of  Web 2.0 3Camp Meeting May 26, 2009 Gdańsk Peter Horsten
about 17 hours ago from TweetDeck
39   Agile   Blogger   Coach   Communication   Consultant   Creative   Director   Dutch   Engineer   Father   Fun   Gda ń ...
Feel free to interupt Don’t wait till the end! You might forget Image source:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_shanab/2712...
They already managed  ages ago! So, why don’t we manage to realize something as simple as a web application?
Let’s Vote Who develops software based on some  formal way of  project management? Image source: European Parliament,  htt...
This could be the problem <ul><li>Both managers and clients  assume: </li></ul><ul><li>That all team members are  intercha...
This could be the problem <ul><li>Both managers and clients  assume: </li></ul><ul><li>That all team members are interchan...
This used to be project management Knowledge & certification Are we on time? Image credits:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/...
But we need more flexibility,  more Agility
Every project has its cycle Project Life Cycle  (Gray & Larson, 2006, p6)
But do we take sufficient time for the cycle? Image credits: Leo Reynolds http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/60496147/
Triple Constraint of Project Management (Schwalbe, 2006, p8) Don’t forget about quality! Which makes it a  Quadruple  cons...
Project Management  Knowledge Area <ul><li>Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ® )  by project manage...
Technical and Sociocultural Dimensions of Project Management (Gray & Larson, 2006, p13) Project management is a lot more t...
Use the best of both worlds <ul><li>„ Old”: Prince2 </li></ul><ul><li>Macro level control & stability </li></ul><ul><li>Bu...
Project management 2.0
Whether this is true we will know soon   But for sure it will be different!
2009 Peter Horsten Feel free to contact or follow! Or ask questions today, I don’t bite .... Thanks  for your attention! <...
Credits, further reading <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/natalcol/piloting-agile-project-management   </li></ul><ul><li>...
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Project management is changing. We need to go from very strict and formal ways of managing projects to a more flexible, a more Agile approach, while keeping the knowledge we have today about project management. New, web based, tools enable a different approach.

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    1. 1. Project management in the age of Web 2.0 3Camp Meeting May 26, 2009 Gdańsk Peter Horsten
    2. 2. about 17 hours ago from TweetDeck
    3. 3. 39 Agile Blogger Coach Communication Consultant Creative Director Dutch Engineer Father Fun Gda ń sk GOYELLO Honest Husband Open mind Opinion Outsourcing Partnership Peter Horsten Positive Project manager Prince2 Social networker Sociologist Software Trust Twitter University of Gdańsk Web 2.0 Web applications Web development Short introduction
    4. 4. Feel free to interupt Don’t wait till the end! You might forget Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_shanab/2712194064/ © All rights reserved.
    5. 5. They already managed ages ago! So, why don’t we manage to realize something as simple as a web application?
    6. 6. Let’s Vote Who develops software based on some formal way of project management? Image source: European Parliament, http://www.flickr.com/photos/european_parliament/3480264232/
    7. 7. This could be the problem <ul><li>Both managers and clients assume: </li></ul><ul><li>That all team members are interchangeable </li></ul><ul><li>That development speed remains at the same level week-to-week </li></ul><ul><li>That projects have an END </li></ul><ul><li>That emergencies bug/patches can be fixed without delay </li></ul><ul><li>That requirements are known in advance and are finite </li></ul><ul><li>That CEOs don’t disturb anyone for some new initiative </li></ul><ul><li>And k ey questions can ’ t be answered </li></ul><ul><li>What is everyone doing this week? Next week? </li></ul><ul><li>When is that feature going to live? </li></ul><ul><li>What will be released this weekend? </li></ul><ul><li>What happens if I insert a big emergency into people’s schedule for this week? </li></ul>
    8. 8. This could be the problem <ul><li>Both managers and clients assume: </li></ul><ul><li>That all team members are interchangeable. </li></ul><ul><li>That velocity (development speed) remains the same week-to-week </li></ul><ul><li>That projects have an END </li></ul><ul><li>That emergencies bug/patches can be fixed without delay </li></ul><ul><li>That requirements are known in advance and are finite </li></ul><ul><li>That CEOs don’t throw everyone for a loop with a new initiative </li></ul><ul><li>And k ey questions can ’ t be answered </li></ul><ul><li>What is everyone doing this week? Next week? </li></ul><ul><li>When is that feature going to live? </li></ul><ul><li>What is launching this weekend? </li></ul><ul><li>What happens if I insert a big emergency into people’s schedule this week? </li></ul>We all know that this is not the case, but they often don’t!
    9. 9. This used to be project management Knowledge & certification Are we on time? Image credits: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobg_in_ohio/2288943169/
    10. 10. But we need more flexibility, more Agility
    11. 11. Every project has its cycle Project Life Cycle (Gray & Larson, 2006, p6)
    12. 12. But do we take sufficient time for the cycle? Image credits: Leo Reynolds http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/60496147/
    13. 13. Triple Constraint of Project Management (Schwalbe, 2006, p8) Don’t forget about quality! Which makes it a Quadruple constraint. Warning: Quality has many definitions!
    14. 14. Project Management Knowledge Area <ul><li>Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ® ) by project management institute (PMI) </li></ul>Integration Management Time Management Cost Management Scope Management Quality Management HR Management Risk Management Communication Management Procurement Management
    15. 15. Technical and Sociocultural Dimensions of Project Management (Gray & Larson, 2006, p13) Project management is a lot more than typing the right lines of code on time! It’s Art!
    16. 16. Use the best of both worlds <ul><li>„ Old”: Prince2 </li></ul><ul><li>Macro level control & stability </li></ul><ul><li>Business case driven </li></ul><ul><li>Project board: stakeholder integration, shared resoponsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Management by exception, tolerances </li></ul><ul><li>Project start, middle, end </li></ul><ul><li>Product based planning </li></ul><ul><li>Structured documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Work packages </li></ul><ul><li>Quality path </li></ul><ul><li>Project assurance </li></ul><ul><li>„ New”: Agile, Scrum </li></ul><ul><li>Micro-level agility & control </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on business needs </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver on time </li></ul><ul><li>Cross functional, self responsible team </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Quality focussed </li></ul><ul><li>Build incrementaly from firm foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Develop iteratively </li></ul><ul><li>Timeboxed </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous communication </li></ul>http://www.slideshare.net/jenshoffmann/prince2-agile-success
    17. 17. Project management 2.0
    18. 18. Whether this is true we will know soon  But for sure it will be different!
    19. 19. 2009 Peter Horsten Feel free to contact or follow! Or ask questions today, I don’t bite .... Thanks for your attention! <ul><li>Contact details: </li></ul><ul><li>@ [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>+48 664 48 68 48 </li></ul><ul><li>  http://petersopinion.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/ PetersOpinion </li></ul>Image credits t itle page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/liberato/171610084/
    20. 20. Credits, further reading <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/natalcol/piloting-agile-project-management </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/douglastokuno/web-20-tools-for-project-management </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/jenshoffmann/prince2-agile-success </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/jenshoffmann/integrating-scrum-with-classical-project-management </li></ul><ul><li>Some useful free tools: http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/02/14-applications-for-project-management-and-collaboration/ </li></ul><ul><li>Redmine: a flexible project management application: http://www.redmine.org (GOYELLO uses this as well, just ask in case of any questions </li></ul>
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