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How To Deliver a Project With a 150% Advance

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This slide deck by Moises Narvaez, Project Manager & FullStack Developer from Koombea, was presented as part of Koombea Conf 2016.

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How To Deliver a Project With a 150% Advance

  1. 1. How to Deliver a Project with a 150% Advance. Moises Narvaez
  2. 2. - System Engineer - Passionate Bckn Developer - Project Manager - 5 years at Koombea About me
  3. 3. But…. I’m not a Project Manager
  4. 4. TAKE CHARGE OF THE PROJECT: ¡FALL IN LOVE!
  5. 5. Get all the information you need This is a critical point for a project’s success: The basis for the whole project depend on it, as it is necessary to have the right tools to work with. Any and all information you can get can be valuable: ◦ Technical Proposal ◦ Requirements ◦ Budget ◦ Deadlines
  6. 6. Read AnalyzeAsk
  7. 7. Share all the information with your team and listen to their opinions. Get them involved and excited about the project, so they feel it is theirs too. If changes are required, discuss it with everyone involved and find the right solution together. Get the whole team involved in the process
  8. 8. The Master Plan ◦ Risks ◦ Reach ◦ Technical Details Think about the big picture: Having a global vision of the project, without forgetting the smaller details, will help you get more clarity to define:
  9. 9. Plan the Sprint Meetings Source: www.ScrumTrainingSeries.com
  10. 10. ¡ DIVIDE AND CONQUER!
  11. 11. One Rock at a Time Divide the project into Rocks or Big Features, and focus on one at a time. These Rocks will then become epics. All the cards in your board should belong to a specific epic, with only a few exceptions.
  12. 12. Divide each “Rock” into pieces Think of them as lego pieces that will help build your project. Make sure each piece is: Independent, Estimable and Simple. Each piece will become a story or card on your board. (Trello / Jira / Pivotal).
  13. 13. ADD VALUE TO YOUR PRODUCT EVERY DAY
  14. 14. Focus On Your Mission Plan out what you wish to accomplish at the end of the day, and stick to your main mission. Constantly show progress to your client: Remember that they are as in love with the project as you are, and want to be part of building it.
  15. 15. Moises Narvaez If you don’t accomplish your mission at the end of the day, you’ve wasted a day.
  16. 16. PREPARE FOR THE UNEXPECTED
  17. 17. Only 60% of a sprint’s tasks are identified at the Planning stage. Source: Agile Project Management Scrum (Schwaber 2004)
  18. 18. Sprint Backlog If a setback occurs that will make it impossible to complete the current sprint, it should be placed in this category and be regarded as a priority. Project Backlog If a feature/task was not identified during the planning meeting, but is not related to the current sprint, it should be placed in this category. Icebox These features are out of the product’s scope. No matter how easy or exciting they are, they most be placed in this category. New pieces can (and will) emerge For each iteration, new requirements can (and will) emerge: It is our task to identify where to place them:
  19. 19. Never say “No” Manage client’s expectations. Create a card, document it and send it to the icebox. Evaluate the effort required to complete this new requirement and put it in writing.
  20. 20. When necessary: Work Harder!
  21. 21. KEEP YOUR TEAM MOTIVATED
  22. 22. Be a Role Model
  23. 23. We all want to be better at what we do Make sure that every member of your team is giving his/her best. Take time to answer questions. Congratulate them when things are getting done, and push them when they could be better. Challenge them: Everyone wants to learn new things. All the time.
  24. 24. KOOMBEA, YOU’RE AWESOME!
  25. 25. Questions? moises.narvaez@koombea.com @ingnarvaez moisesnarvaez ¡ THANK YOU !

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