We were executing a project for one of our esteemed clients. This project was to be done in one of the niche skills, which our organization did not have. The project was related to a document management system, but most part of the product we were using had to be customized.
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Technical debt is eventual consequences of poor system design, software architecture or software development within a codebase. The debt can be thought of as work that needs to be done before a particular job can be considered complete or proper.
For one of the projects, where I was called as consultant, I found that for a large implementation government project, the requirements gathering was actually outsourced to a third party agency.
Social project management is a non-traditional way of organizing projects and performing project management.
In one of my projects I had a team of 11 people who were working on different aspects of the application, database, User interface, Middleware etc. It was a new project for new client and I was working with a top IT company as Project manager. Our scope of work included Support and Enhancements of the exisiting applications.
When a new project manager start-off on his project, they have lot of enthusiasm to deliver the project successfully. He wants to make his clients happy , rather delight them, not only that, PM thinks the project will be on-schedule and on -budget.
Practical Scenario - As a project manager , you manage a project that is being executed from two different offshore locations. You are leading a large team and estimated time to complete the project is 10 months. Thankfully 50% of the project team works from the same location as yours. During project initiation phase both locations were given resources with relevant experience and expertise.
Now 8 weeks have elapsed in the project. During the status meeting you realize that the two locations seems to be working in silos and conflict is emarging. You get uncomfortable as the team has not settled down and is not performing at its peak efficiency. Your key job is now to ensure that the whole project team starts performing to the peak of its efficiency. How do you ensure this. ?
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As a project manager handling development project, sooner or later you will have to handle this situation. Changes to requirements will come very late in the project. You will be asked to make some minor changes to your code, change some User Interface. Each change will seem minor and not significant impact to schedule or cost.
Large development projects require experienced managers. Percentage wise large projects fail much more than smaller counterparts. Large projects have complexity in every aspect which is difficult for many project managers to handle.
As a project manager you may or may not have any leadership qualities. From the project perspective it would be fine if you are able to deliver the project successfully. However in real world the team members look up to the manager as a leader. This puts onus on you to be a leader as well as a manager.
So what is the difference between the two?
Stakeholder relationship is very crucial in getting the work done and avoiding conflicts. Having good and deep relations with your key stakeholders will determine the success of your project. If you have excellent relationship with your stakeholders, I will call the relation "Intimate" where there is good trust between the two parties and work gets done effectively.
What happens when your key resources are people? How do you manage the project and people to deliver the results? What if we are managing projects when w