My name is Geof Lory. I’ve been practicing and implementing Practical Project Management for 30 years. It’s what I do at GTD Consulting. I help organizations develop and adopt practical project management that increases the productivity of their teams. And in the end, that’s what everyone wants.
What I Do - Project Management
The goal of project management is to maximize the productivity of the project team. The specific methodologies employed have more to do with the culture and types of projects than the dogma of the methodology. PMI, Lean, PRINCE2, Agile, Six Sigma, RUP, Scrum, can all be effectively applied if they work for your projects and in your culture. Understanding this and applying practices that meet the underlying intent of the methodology is what I call Practical Project Management.
Because companies execute different types of projects and teams exhibit different cultural norms, finding a single project methodology that meets the needs of the team and the larger organization can be a challenge. Well intended efforts often result in ineffective practices that provide little benefit to the project or the organization.
But, it doesn’t have to be that way if we are willing to take a simple and practical approach to project management.
What is Agile Project Management?
Agile management is an iterative and incremental method of managing the design and build activities for engineering, information technology, and new product or service development projects in a highly flexible and interactive manner, for example agile software development.