When you tackle fulfilling the ideal project manager role, you should know that it is a challenging one. Attention-to-detail, multitasking, and organizational skill sets are necessary to help everyone on the team stay organized and on schedule.
Two weeks ago, I shared my thoughts on project management tools for developers. So, now that you’ve chosen your tool, how does project management for developers work?
Which project management tools should I consider? Which is the best one? Which one fits my needs perfectly? These are all questions I get in my role as a project management consultant to FileMaker custom software developers. Here’s a brief rundown of the ones I’m currently working with and some reasons to – or not to – choose them.
Recently, I’ve been invited to share guest posts on Elusive Moose’s and The Scarpetta Group’s blogs. These two clients are more like partners and I enjoy working with them. It’s always an honor to be asked to write guest posts, so I wanted to share some snippets of each of them with a link to their sites for the full shebang. Continue reading
Lean or Agile, XP or PRiSM – if you’re a beginner in the field of project management, the methodology you choose will not make any big difference. It’s time to focus on the basics instead since they are what determine your project success rate. The scope, budget, and deadline are the key factors that affect the nature and outcome of the project lifecycle. Somehow, still, they are also the main culprits of a project failure.
A lot has happened in the past few weeks. But, the biggest changes is that Beyond the Chaos has gone from a solopreneurship to a 3-person business. That means we are implementing policy, process and procedures!
Each year, the FileMaker development community gathers for the FileMaker Developer Conference (“DevCon”). We met in Phoenix for my 4th Devcon on July 24-27. But, for the first time, I attended as my own brand and as a panelist for a conference session, “ProTips for FINISHing Projects.”
Email management can challenge even the best time managers. Let’s face it, email revolutionized our world by allowing instant communication. But, let’s also face it, instant communication results in the expectation of an instant response, which can be overwhelming at times.
In Part One of Executing Ideas: Turning Great Thoughts into Reality, we ended by editing yourself down to one or two great thoughts to execute. Part 2 began the process of evaluating the idea. Part 3 will walk you through actually executing ideas.