Optimal Project Team Size
By Vesa H Autio
This article is about planning the size and composition of business development project teams. It is a boring one. Don’t read any further as it does not have a clear advice but just some batting.
The simple approach to build a development project team is to nominate a project manager and an adequate amount of resources to do the planned development tasks. If it is this simple why do development projects run over costs and timetable. Not having an optimal project team may be one reason. Some considerations about this issue are presented here.
An imaginary business development project has been calculated to require 1600 man days of development work. One full time developer is estimated to be able to work 20 days per month. If the project should be done in 10 months, then eight full time developers would be required to do the job. Read the Complete Article
Brutal IT Development Project Classification
By Vesa H Autio
Corporations often have a long list of IT development project requests that jump on top of each other all the time when competing for priorities. Different departments have their own favorites. Priorities are asked and given, and then changed again. Furthermore, the management sets challenging targets for improving productivity. Several new development request rise from that.
But now we have the button. Pressing that button will stop all development. We press it now. All projects that are going on are terminated. No new projects are initiated. Everybody in the corporation is informed about this. Now we wait…
The first catastrophe?
When will the first catastrophe happen now that nothing new is developed? When would our production stop? When would it be absolutely necessary to make something new? From all the various development requests we have, which are the vital ones? Read the Complete Article