Monday, August 31, 2009

Prodject part seven - What are James R. Chapman's project management principles?

Toward the end of the webinar (but technically before the Agile discussion), Donald McNaughton referred to ten project management principles from James R. Chapman. I found all ten encapsulated in a blog post from Raven. The principles themselves are summarized as follows:

Rule #1- Figure out what business you are in, and then mind your own business.
Rule #2 - Understand the customer’s requirements and put them under version control.
Rule #3 - Prepare a reasonable plan.
Rule #4 - Build a good team with clear ownership.
Rule #5 - Track project status and give it wide visibility.
Rule #6 - Use Baseline Controls.
Rule #7 - Write Important Stuff Down, Share it, and Save it.
Rule #8 - If it hasn't been tested, it doesn't work.
Rule #9 - Ensure Customer Satisfaction.
Rule #10 - Be relentlessly pro-active.

I'm not going to go into great detail on these, other than to note that much of this stuff echoes things that have been stated earlier in this series.

Well, now I'm thinking about a song.
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