Snack #27 3 Reasons Your Margin May Erode Before Project Starts

    If you are a company providing services or projects for the market, for this discussion it does not matter if you propose staff augmentation or time and material or fixed-scope fixed-price engagements. And for this discussion, we don’t consider obvious things like wrong scoping or underestimations. This is Read more…

Snack #25 Should I Use Senior Resources from the Bench?

    The question sooner or later hits every project organization, specifically those who deliver projects commercially. The scenario is typical. We have a project, and we need resources with X skills for a Y cost rate. But we have currently several senior people who have X skills and more, Read more…

Snack #21 Project Resources Cost Rates. Sticky Topic

    Recently I have heard a story about a rather large digital transformation project. As those types of projects are mostly people, let the number of resources used to speak for its size: 120. Around 1/3 of the people on a project were contractors and the remaining 2/3 were Read more…

Snack #19 3 Common Financial Frauds/Misuses on Projects

    Time booking is probably the most common abuse of project financials. It goes like this. Whether we have resources working on projects (and this is the case for 100% of projects) the key principle is that they do book time spend on executing it. To measure the real Read more…

Snack #18 The Fear of Estimating

    I recently participated in a forum discussion like this. Question: ‘What is the best estimation method for Agile?’ Many answers: ‘I prefer not to estimate. If I only can avoid it!’   While the question itself is a typical education request from a less experienced person, the answers Read more…