People, Projects, Organization - Systemation Blog - Part 9

People, Projects, and Organizations

March 24, 2015
project scope and quality

Project Scope and the Question of Quality

When the subject of project scope comes up, many people immediately think of the features and functions of a product or service, and maybe the results […]
April 15, 2015
employee engagement

Employee Engagement – The Half Truth

Employee engagement is on everyone’s mind these days. Not only do we continue to see the dismal numbers reported again and again, more studies are revealing […]
April 27, 2015
user stories use cases

User Stories and Use Cases Go Hand-in-Hand

Whether it’s a software project or a marketing project, all projects have something to deliver. And all projects have users—people who will interact with that end […]
May 5, 2015
project charter

Why You Need a Project Charter—and Why You Don’t

Here’s a riddle for you: If a project goes ahead without a project charter, does it really exist? Before you answer, I should tell you, it’s […]
May 18, 2015
organizational effectiveness all work is not the same

Organizational Effectiveness Rule #1: All Work Isn’t Created the Same

“The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” It’s a well-worn cliché, but that’s because it’s invariably true. Think about what happens in most organizations. Whatever’s making the […]
June 19, 2015
business requirements document

Business Requirements: Documenting the Business Side of Projects

While many business projects are IT-related, more and more are being initiated and funded by lines of business, from marketing to finance and beyond. If you’ve […]
July 2, 2015
work breakdown structure project management important tool

The Work Breakdown Structure: One of the Project Manager’s Most Important Tools

The work breakdown structure is one of the most important project management tools you have as a project manager. It’s the foundation for estimating, budgeting, sequencing […]
August 11, 2015
work accountability and visibility

Work Accountability and Visibility Go Hand-in-Hand

It’s one of the most common management gripes: Our employees aren’t accountable. They’re not meeting deadlines. The quality isn’t there. They’re not completing the amount of […]
September 28, 2015
Non Functional Requirements

Functional and Non-Functional Requirements: A Primer

What does it do and how does it work? These two questions should be top of mind for every business analyst embarking on a new project. […]
December 1, 2015
developing a project plan

How to Develop a Project Plan That’s Right for Your Next Project

The baseline. In project control, everything you do refers to it. It’s the expectation you’re setting with stakeholders. The main medium you have for communicating that […]