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Impact Mapping and OpenStrategies PRUB-thinking

I enjoy reading Scrum-master Magnus Dahlgren’s blog and a recent one on Impact Mapping particularly caught my eye because of its similarities to OpenStrategies’ PRUB-thinking. Magnus’s model links Goals to Deliverables: Goals describe what a project is trying to achieve Actors are the people who will use a product created by a project, or are impacted … Continue reading

Project type and approach algorithm revisited

Last month, I published a post describing an algorithm to help decide what approach might be most appropriate for managing a project, based on how much you know about it at the start. This generated some discussion on LinkedIn, particularly around the first step which asked: “Is this piece of work big enough to be … Continue reading

How do you decide what project management approach to follow?

Earlier this year, I ran an introductory project skills workshop for a group of economists, analysts and statisticians. We talked about the different types of project, different starting points and how to decide what might be the most appropriate approach for managing them. The discussion was based on the Dombkins/Obeng  project classifications which I have … Continue reading

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