I was reading Jurgen’s blog about scrum projects and again saw these issues:
1) Not following a business-driven approach to goals and priorities
2) Not delivering real value early and often
I think there is evidence that many IBM i software developers nowadays just don’t get what BV is about – or they don’t care – or they have forgotten. They just don’t recognize BV as being the most important thing in IT – especially in application modernization projects.
Modernization project managers must be getting made pretty desperate about this issue.
I decided to try and help by making a DPMK (Desperate Project Manager’s Kit).
The DPMK has 3 key components:
The DPMK usage guidelines are very simple …..
For the first week of the modernization project – gather the project team together every morning – and staple Post-it notes to their foreheads. (editor’s note: okay, Australians do have a unique sense of humour)
The staples are dual purpose – not only do they stop the notes from falling off – their presence continuously focuses the team members’ attention on the importance of BV.
Some suggested Post-it notes follow ………