Agile: Simple guide to creating a project burn-down chart

Over the last few posts, I have been covering the reporting challenges for a PMO when the Agile project methodology is being used.  One of the popular ways of representing progress being the use of project burn-down charts.   In this post I want to provide a simple guide to how you can build a…

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The Project Burn-down Chart Roller Coaster

Agile: Project Burn-Down Chart Overview

A popular method of reporting progress when using Agile Project Management is the use of burn-down charts. Wikipedia defines a burn-down chart as: “A burn down chart is a graphical representation of work left to do versus time. The outstanding work (or backlog) is often on the vertical axis, with time along the horizontal.  This…

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Example of project sprint burn down chart

3 actions a PMO can take to help solve “double work agile”

In the post, PMO – the agile reporting challenge, I raised the problem a PMO faces when an organisation moves to agile, especially when there is a mix of waterfall and agile projects.  Somehow there needs to be a way for the PMO to pull together a consolidated, harmonised view that can be used for…

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What a PMO can learn from a fish tank

What can a marine fish tank teach the PMO?

I would like to start by sharing a story about one of my hobbies, keeping marine tropical fish.   My wife and I had gone into a local pet store to collect some pet food.  Like so many times before we had a look round the store, which included the fish section.  The store had…

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