Preventing Crisis: Project Estimation and Tracking That Works
Andy Lester, Senior Programmer, Follett Library Resources
Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Thursday, August 4th, 2005
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Location: Portland 256
Crisis is always bad, even when you manage
to solve the problem. Crisis always
reflects poorly on you and your department.
It's almost a truism that development crises
happen, but you don't have to work in a
Dilbertesque hellhole. Crisis prevention
must be an integral part of everything
you and your department do. You'll learn
- Keep management off your back so you can
get real work done.
- Make honest schedules everyone can live
- Track your progress effectively to avoid
11th hour rushes.
- Stop your project from stalling, or sliding backwards.
- Handle change requests without stress.
- Go from scapegoats to rock stars.
These techniques have all been proven
under fire, and draw from a number of
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