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Progressive elaboration and Rolling Wave Planning in waterfall Project Management methodology

In the image we have a Work Breakdown Structure organized by phases, in which the activities in phase 1 are more detailed, ie they have a greater granularity, than the activities in the subsequent phases The progressive elaboration, or Rolling Wave Planning, consists in planning at a very detailed level the activities that are closest to us in time, and planning in a less detailed way the activities that are later in time. It is an extremely logical and resource…

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3 reasons why Agile is NOT the solution to your project management problems

Companies that fail to implement a project management methodology in the company adopt agile. Have you tried to introduce a project management methodology in the company, but the result was catastrophic? Have you heard that with the agile methodology it is possible to have a shorter time to market for your software project and do you believe it? Your projects that you have tried to manage with a traditional PM methodology such as PMP or Prince2 are all overdue and ...

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Progressive processing and Rolling Wave Planning in traditional Project Management methodologies

For the Italian version click here In the image we have a Work Breakdown Structure organized by phases, in which the activities in phase 1 are more detailed, that is, they have a greater granularity, than the activities in the subsequent phases The progressive processing, or Rolling Wave Planning, it consists in planning at a very detailed level the activities that are closer to us in time, and planning in a less detailed way the activities that are later in time. It is an extremely logical and efficient concept in use ...

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Agile doesn't necessarily mean faster or cheaper

The agile approach to project management does not necessarily mean savings in terms of time or costs. The very idea that the requirements can be continually redefined contains within itself the possibility of infinite processing cycles and possible reworking with the consequent unpredictability of the completion times of a project. Agile is in fashion. It's a fascinating concept that projects can be managed without the need to apply cascading project management principles and techniques. ...

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Project management certifications

In my project management experience I have taken 2 project management certifications: Prince2 level 1 and the PMP certification. I also studied some agile methodologies for a while but without finding the motivation to take the certification. In my experience I have found a decidedly higher completeness in the PMI and Prince2 cascade methodologies compared to the agile methodologies and although neither of them alone can be considered sufficient, the study of both can be considered a wealth of technical knowledge ...

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Points in common between Scrum and Prince2

Usually we tend to highlight the differences between the cascade and agile methodologies, but it is also interesting to note the common points: for example the 'planning by products'. One of the mantras of the agile methodology is the ability to complete portions of potentially usable product.To do this, a sprint planning is necessary which consists in grouping a series of features to be developed and delivered within the time span of the sprint. from identification ...

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