Project Benefit Risk: An Auditor’s Analogy

Project Benefit Risk: An Auditor’s Analogy

The Likelihood of Achieving Expected Benefits
Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | July 1, 2020 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Project managers typically concern themselves with risks that will cause project delays, budget overruns, resource constraints, etc. Usually, they don’t look at the risk to the value of the project itself, i.e. the risk that…

Is Process the Problem or the Answer?

Is Process the Problem or the Answer?

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | Feb 26, 2020 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Following process seems to get bad press these days. For example, the Agile Manifesto suggests “People over Process.” Managers say, “don’t let following the process stand in the way of satisfying the customer.”…

Recognizing & Embracing Team Differences

Recognizing & Embracing Team Differences

Factors You Should Be Aware of to Ensure Project Success
Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | Oct 16, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Project managers tend to be structured, organized, and process oriented. This is a good thing. Unfortunately for project managers, not everyone on a project is this way. Usually, people aren’t as manageable as a well-documented project plan…

Management Musings from a Coder

Management Musings from a Coder

Advice for Creating Great Relationships Between Managers and Team Members
Blog Barista: Alex Morris | September 25, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 8 min
As a professional software developer for almost 20 years, I have had the privilege of working on many great projects with talented teams. I spent half of those years as a developer and I spent the other half in a team management capacity…

Using a Value Plot for Project Prioritization

Using a Value Plot for Project Prioritization

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | June 26, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
A Value Plot is a graphical tool that I developed which can help you visualize the relative value of potential projects in several dimensions. This information, along with other organizational criteria, can greatly assist in the prioritization of projects…

“Where Are You Sitting These Days?”

“Where Are You Sitting These Days?”

The Pros and Cons of On-Site Consulting
Blog Barista: Dana Graham | Mar 13, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Most consulting practices have their staff work at the client’s site, which allows for close interaction and improved services among consultants. But that means, as a consultant, you don’t always have the same routine or a standard…

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