Avoiding Scheduling Games - A Management View

Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.

Software managers, project leaders, and developers often complain that "Management" sets unreasonable schedules for delivery of software projects. Sometimes, your managers ask you to estimate the resources and duration of projects before you have all the information you need. Or, your team always feels under pressure to deliver projects faster and with fewer defects, but little time is allotted for training and improvement work. Or, users don't understand why it takes so long to make that "small change" they requested last week. Sound familiar? If so, join Johanna Rothman for a surprising view from Management's eyes on software project scheduling. Learn how to address the underlying problems and how to change the rules of the game. Find out what Management is thinking and how you can influence their behavior and reduce your stress.

  • Indicators of scheduling games and other dysfunctional behaviors
  • A senior management perspective on scheduling games
  • Strategies to solve scheduling games in your organization

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