Project Management

Agile Project Management
I typically start managing the execution part of a project with constraining the existing system with a timebox. For example a timebox of two weeks. This will give you rhythm and enable you to see what emerges, and give you options to focus on. I will then make the existing system better and faster at making a difference by focus on these three interests:

1. Do the right thing = Value

2. Do things right = Quality

3. Get better and better every day = Speed

This means:

- Better at delivering faster.
- Better at doing the right things faster.
- Better at doing things right faster.
- Better at deciding which of these is important, right now.(some people call this effectiveness, and it’s blurry)

In many or most systems having people take explicit responsibility for one of these works well. By-the-book Scrum prescribes one voice for 1. (Product Owner) and 3. (Scrum Master). In most contexts, that’s good advice and a good choice to start with.

For me, project management is about continuous improvement, scope flexibility, team input, and delivering essential quality outcomes. Methodologies I use and adapt include Scrum, LeSS, Extreme Programming (XP), Kanban and Lean Six Sigma.

I have successfully managed projects with budgets >10M and team size >50 with these methods and techniques.

What others are saying ...

I had the pleasure of working with Henrico on an actuarial finance project at a large insurance company. Henrico introduced the Scrum Project Management methodology to the project. This had a significant impact on the project in terms of identifying key areas of the project, ensuring that the valuable work is completed and achieving deliverables within the required timescale. As a Scrum Master, Henrico fulfilled his role exceptionally well thus ensuring the success of the project. Henrico’s experience in other areas of IT was also helpful in resolving issues within the IT infrastructure and specific software related problems. His experience also enabled him to contribute effectively towards the design of the Actuarial end-to-end Reporting process. - Actuarial Consultant
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