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How to make your research and analytical projects more “agile” – 22 ideas

I run a 2-day Project Management skills workshop for economists, social science researchers, statisticians and OR people. We talk about agile approaches to managing projects to help reduce risks and improve the chances of successful delivery. I’ve put together a checklist of 22 ideas to make this type of project more agile (structured around a … Continue reading

Trello for PMOs – Some great ideas from the PMO Flashmob

I’ve been a Trello user for some years now and have written about how I use it to support client assignments. I’ve also produced a public Trello Board where I share Project articles, tools and resources. Trello is particularly useful in (and originates from) the world of Agile Project Management but I have found it … Continue reading

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

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