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Project Peace of Mind

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As a project manager, where does peace of mind come from? Three pieces of information that are very helpful include the goal, the teams progress, and a method for measuring on going progress. This presentation contains suggestions for measuring a teams progress at both the strategic and tactical levels, which will hopefully lead to project success and management peace of mind.

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Project Peace of Mind

  1. 1. Rob Keefer, PhD
 @rbkeefer Project Peace of Mind
  2. 2. pomiet.com @rbkeefer
  3. 3. pomiet.com @rbkeefer There must be a better way.
  4. 4. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Command & Control ConfidenceCommunication ?Peace of Mind comes from
  5. 5. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Peace of Mind comes from Project Success? Summary: Projects slip most of the time, testing is minimized, though the team is competent.
  6. 6. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Peace of Mind comes from Sponsor Support? Summary: Sponsors don’t know what they want until they see it.
  7. 7. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Peace of Mind comes from Problem Management? Rank the frequency of the following project problems 1. Project slips date/budget due to changing requirements. 2. Project slips date due to uncommitted resources. 3. Project is released with known bugs. 4. Project falters due to lack of project sponsorship. 5. Project falters due to team member interaction
  8. 8. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Peace of Mind comes from my Responses? Summary: When sponsors don’t know what they want, I’m frustrated.
  9. 9. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Guarded Command & Control ConfidenceCommunication Peace of Mind comes from ?
  10. 10. pomiet.com @rbkeefer There must be a better way.
  11. 11. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Control InfluenceLearn Build Measure Data Peace of Mind comes from ?
  12. 12. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Data. Data gives us a better way.
  13. 13. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Tree: Most Tactical Grove: Most Pivotal Forest: Most Strategic
  14. 14. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Tree: Most Tactical Peace of Mind comes from Data Daily Activities Pay attention to daily progress and quality measures
  15. 15. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Tree: Most Tactical Peace of Mind comes from Data Daily Activities
  16. 16. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Grove: Most Pivotal Peace of Mind comes from Data Sprint Activities Pay attention to relative progress and quality measures
  17. 17. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Grove: Most Pivotal Peace of Mind comes from Data Sprint Activities
  18. 18. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Grove: Most Pivotal Peace of Mind comes from Data Sprint Activities
  19. 19. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Grove: Most Pivotal Peace of Mind comes from Data Sprint Activities
  20. 20. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Grove: Most Pivotal Peace of Mind comes from Data Sprint Activities
  21. 21. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Grove: Most Pivotal Peace of Mind comes from Data Sprint Activities
  22. 22. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Grove: Most Pivotal Peace of Mind comes from Data Sprint Activities
  23. 23. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Grove: Most Pivotal Peace of Mind comes from Data Sprint Activities
  24. 24. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Grove: Most Pivotal Peace of Mind comes from Data Sprint Activities
  25. 25. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Grove: Most Pivotal Peace of Mind comes from Data Sprint Activities
  26. 26. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Grove: Most Pivotal Peace of Mind comes from Data Sprint Activities
  27. 27. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Pay attention to overall progress and story growth Peace of Mind comes from Data Release Activities
  28. 28. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Summary: Team eventually achieved a sustainable pace. Peace of Mind comes from Data Release Activities
  29. 29. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Summary: Team continued to add valuable tests while methodically growing the code base. Peace of Mind comes from Data Release Activities
  30. 30. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Peace of Mind comes from Data Release Activities
  31. 31. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Peace of Mind comes from Data Release Activities
  32. 32. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Peace of Mind comes from Data Release Activities
  33. 33. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Peace of Mind comes from Data Release Activities
  34. 34. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Peace of Mind comes from Data Release Activities
  35. 35. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Peace of Mind comes from Data Release Activities
  36. 36. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Peace of Mind comes from Data Release Activities
  37. 37. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Peace of Mind comes from Data Release Activities
  38. 38. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Peace of Mind comes from Data Release Activities
  39. 39. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Peace of Mind comes from Data Release Activities
  40. 40. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Peace of Mind comes from Data Release Activities
  41. 41. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Peace of Mind comes from Control InfluenceLearn Build Measure Data Data
  42. 42. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Peace of Mind comes from Data
  43. 43. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Number of Tests: 93 Code Coverage: 85% Passed: 89 Failed: 4 Peace of Mind comes from Data
  44. 44. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Peace of Mind comes from Data Number of Tests: 166 Code Coverage: 89% Passed: 133 Failed: 33
  45. 45. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Number of Tests: 180 Code Coverage: 51% Passed: 167 Failed: 13 Peace of Mind comes from Data
  46. 46. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Number of Tests: 209 Code Coverage: 67% Passed: 198 Failed: 11 Peace of Mind comes from Data
  47. 47. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Forest: Most Strategic Number of Tests: 241 Code Coverage: 78% Passed: 241 Failed: 0 Peace of Mind comes from Data
  48. 48. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Control InfluenceLearn Build Measure Data Peace of Mind comes fromUnderstanding RealityData
  49. 49. pomiet.com @rbkeefer “When we go to the field, of course, none of this will work, and we’ll end up doing something completely different.” - Ian Heigh, IFRC Logistics Coordinator
  50. 50. pomiet.com @rbkeefer Rob Keefer, PhD Rob.Keefer@pomiet.com @rbkeefer

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