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Anyone can write user stories. It’s the product owner’s responsibility to make sure a product backlog of agile user stories exists, but that doesn’t mean that the product owner is the one who writes them. Over the course of a good agile project, you should expect to have user story examples written by each team member.

Also, note that who writes a user story is far less important than who is involved in the discussions of it.

source : http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/agile/user-stories

Gantt charts

<project geek alert> Sorry all But I need to get this off my chest THIS Is a gantt chart or timeline, It is NOT a project plan It is almost certainly wrong and out of date the second the author clicked save and in no way means that this project will be delivered to this timeline, no timeline or indeed plan or…

It’s not a hack, its a creative solution which is unorthodox in its approach

Why?

Just a brief observation, but why do some PM’s try to score points off each other. There seems to be a breed of managers that try to create a situation, dissent for the hell of it purely because they can? Wrong, bad, go to the naughty step; hate that, hate hate hate. My job is to deliver the project, successfully,…

Tailoring Prince2

At the risk of seeming obsessive, I’d like to touch on one of the major issues I feel that Prince2 still has in its education program and thus its application in the ‘real world’.  It comes in part from the distinction, real or perceived between the real working environment and the classroom (or Prince2 environment). The course runs for 5…

The Prince2 problem

Last week I completed my course and exam for my Prince2 practitioner certification. Now it’s no secret to those that know me that I have reservations about Prince as a methodology and over prescriptive ways of working, leaning more towards agile approaches as a rule. But any methodology is just a tool and, despite what others may say, a tool…

PM 101: badgers never win

Little tip, no matter how much you try and how hard you want it, as a PM you should always avoid the constant badgering of your team or resources attached to your team, to deliver ‘product’. it never works,  when I was on the other side of the line writing code and being ‘the resource’  I often encountered tow types…

All change

Its been a while, I know, thing is its been a period of change, no longer do work as a Information Architect at Eduserv, after a period of upheaval, the word came down and I moved to the project management team to look after the shortfall.  I’m still there. The jury is still out as to whether this is a…