I am proud to post that at this time we have gotten the support of an additional thirty people using PoP Project on an agile project. Specifically, the tool is being used for release planning of an agile project based on Scrum. We are pleased that they see the benefits we offer and are trusting us on their large project. I have heard that PoP Project is being used in every meeting to guide the meetings as well as to clear confusion and keep the whole team on the same page.
Many project managers are looking to use Twitter for smoother projects. Somehow. If you are one of these project managers, where would you use Twitter? How? Exactly these conversations are going on in groups on LinkedIn as well as on Twitter itself. Here are where the most readily available conversations are on how to use Twitter for project management or business in general.
- On Twitter there is the #pmot hashtag. Read these conversations at http://hashtags.org/search?q=pmot&page=1
Software project managers resign themselves to expecting certain problems because many believe software project management is a young field with very unique issues and the relative difficult that comes with developing software.
Construction project management has been around for a while longer than software project management. Is it easier to deal with because it has been around for longer? Or has it solved the problems we face as software PMs? Do we even face the same issues?
Your reading this means you have a feeling, however strong, that all well designed websites are based on well defined website design rules. That feeling you have is correct. Good website design must have solid website design rules to promote a more consistent, natural, and pleasant experience for the audience. Having gone through the same process of defining those design rules for our sites, I want to share how one may set these rules and the debates that one must have if any of these rules are to be bent or broken.
In “Rain Man” Dustin Hoffman plays an autistic person, who is able to visualize the number of toothpicks dropped on the floor. How many of us can do that? Perhaps not many. It seems we can focus well on a few things at a time – seven, give or take two, according to Miller. In 1956 cognitive psychologist George A.
Since the release of PoP Project some people have asked us this question, “Why is there no scroll bar on your planning canvas?” (The “planning canvas” is the area where you’d drag and drop PoPs.) My answer: “Because I can’t focus after I see the scroll bar”.
I read BlogLESS (http://www.designlessbetter.com/blogless/posts/brand-illustrated/trackback) and today I found a treat there. They found a diagram on Neutron, LLC that shows the difference between Branding, Marketing, Advertising, Design, and PR.
We have contracted an impressive UI design firm to give our site a once over, and here are the results. In redoing the interface we had long discussions about what design principles we wanted to stand by and which ones we could bend. In the end, I think the result looks very cool.
I will write a blog detailing our full discussion about design and interface because several gems were discussed there and it is something I want to bring to this community.
Ever remember that feeling just after you wrote your last test and returned home? It’s the same feeling I got when we released PoP Project last Monday. It was as if the load had been lifted off my shoulders and I was ready for a long picnic…