04-24-2012 06:52 PM
For most projects, the three most important and most formal ordered lists are project goals, features and work items. Other important things that might need ordered lists include bugs, customer suggestions, employee bonuses and team budgets. Do you use "lists" to manage projects? If so, which lists are most effective?
04-24-2012 07:44 PM
Most project managers these days keep a list of their US born IT employees and their birth dates.
Once they turn 35 they are terminated and replaced with a 22 year old H1B from India with 10 years of
solid IT experience in India (well. at least that's what it says on their resumes).
05-03-2012 07:43 PM - edited 05-03-2012 07:44 PM
Love it Fred! Only you need to add that the Project Mangers themselves are now being replaiced by offshore resources!
05-03-2012 08:41 PM
Yes we do leverage lists all the time. Depending on how the project is being managed, you may have different types. Most are lists of things to get done, deliverables needed etc...
I personally use a daily task list to get through my day. I leverage this with my project plan, which basically is a list of tasks, to make sure the team is delivering.
05-23-2012 11:46 AM
I am not sure why we want to "Reinvent Wheel" here.
Any standard text, or for that PMBOK, lists all relevant information that PM may have to maintain/use. Only variations I have seen so far are based on types of project and Industry specific requirements (including statutory requirements).
One can google - relevant portions of PMBOK. Better yet - get personal copy of PMBOK.