Planning

A friend of mine (Yemi Awoyemi, Technical Development Manager and generally clever fellow) mentioned I should write a post about the #noestimates debate going on on Twitter. I responded with a very well informed... "What #noestimates thing?"

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Some of you out there will be lucky enough to be working in an organization that has an effective implementation of MS Project Server. Those lucky few can skip this article, feeling cheerily smug that this is handled for them at an enterprise level…. For the rest of us, there is a lot of functionality within MS Project that typically doesn’t get used, including the ability to import external plans into a single, master plan.

I love gadgets. Gizmoes, do-hickies and high-tech toys. Honestly, if they made a touch-screen toaster that tweeted when the toast was done, then I am the target audience.

As such, I find it easy to get caught up in the digital tools available to me in Project Management. I've been looking at iPad Project Management tools, and I feel the loss of Jira's Greenhopper task manager deeply. Give me a problem and i'll try and figure out a way that JQuery can help solve it....

Its interesting how easy it is to fail to plan a project, especially a small one. I'm doing a website implementation for a seperate project, the data has all been provided along with a general concept for structure.

I very nearly just winged it, but other work came up, so I did some planning in-between other jobs and so I've been able to consolidate some of the pages and structure it it a more customer focused way.

All in all a good short lesson in why it pays off to plan...