How we can improve our response to the pandemic and also get better at managing projects (if that’s what you do).

Everyone is dealing with the CV-19 pandemic in their unique way. Our experiences are wide-ranging and different.

Mine has been (touch wood) pretty minor— a month or so of shortened work hours and pay, and not seeing my Dad and Sis in the flesh for more than six months. At the other end of the spectrum are sickness, hospitalisation and death. …

Do you remember the defining moments in your career? Those moments that you look back on and say: “it all changed here”.

I had one of those moments on Monday, October 1st 2012, at around 09:15 am in Boston, MA, and it changed my approach to managing software projects forever.

By profession, I am a consulting IT project manager. Back in 2012, I was working at a large Telco in Sydney Australia and managing several iOS and Android app development projects.

I wanted to get a more in-depth understanding of the app ecosystem and software commercialisation and found a conference…

How do we improve our conception and practice of project management? I don’t mean project management in the PMI sense. I mean, a broad organised approach to solving problems and enabling new outcomes.

There are many points of issue and problem in the various spheres of project management. But analysing and discussing them ends up down some rat-hole of practice and technique. Or vested choices and commitments hijack the discussion. We have made no real progress based on the “traditional” vs “agile” wars. Nor have the arguments between different branded methodologies been very productive.

So it’s time to take a…

Adam Russell

I want to change the way you think about and do project management.

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