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Category: Projectplanning

The center stage effect

I have found that when having to ask a client/product owner for more time to complete a part of the project it is usually good to present them with: Three options One Is what we consider included in original estimates, often a stripped down version with a lot of manual work required on their side. […]

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Sprints and deliveries

In my work as a project manager I have come across many different approaches and best practices when it comes to how to run a project effeciently. I have never really relied on a single approach but have adapted what I feel is the best parts from each. Below I have written some short pointers […]

Survivorship bias

During World War II, fighter planes would come back from battle with bullet holes. The Allies found the areas that were most commonly hit by enemy fire. They sought to strengthen the most commonly damaged parts of the planes to reduce the number that was shot down. A mathematician, Abraham Wald, pointed out that perhaps […]

Projectplanning == Lego?

People from time to time ask me, especially when working on smaller projects, why I spend the extra time writing detailed solution specifications and documentation in the beginning of a new project. I guess I sometimes get a bit carried away and maybe spend more time then actually needed to make sure I’m able to […]

Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity

Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity, a quote I first heard in the british movie Snatch, in that movie it describes the very predictable behaviour pattern of simple individuals with a common goal. I allways liked this quote as it speaks to me on many levels, especially when it comes to creating good user quality […]

Si vis pacem, para bellum

If you want peace, then be prepared for war. An expression that I have been fascinated by since I heard it in the movie The Punisher. In that particular film, they probably meant actual war, but the message is still very real and can be applied to everything you do in life. Plan for the […]