In this episode of "5 Minutes Podcast About Project Management and AI," Ricardo explores three key areas where AI can bring Agile Development to the next level. Firstly, he discusses how AI can help teams plan and prioritize sprints for greater accuracy in predicting delivery dates. Secondly, Ricardo talks about how AI can help teams respond quickly to changes and optimize resource allocation.
In this week's episode, Ricardo discusses the rapid emergence of new AI applications on the market. According to one of the most prominent AI Twitter feeds @heybarsee, over 360 new AI applications have been developed in the past seven days. Ricardo argues that the proliferation of technologies employing artificial intelligence is inevitable. However, he also poses the following question:
This week on the podcast, Ricardo discusses Little's Law. The formula created by MIT Professor John Little for productive processes involving Lean and Six Sigma has applicability in project management, particularly in agile projects that use Kanban and Scrum boards.
This week, Ricardo discusses the holacratic model in the context of businesses and projects. Organizations following the holacratic model are self-managed and self-organized; there is no manager, and duties are distributed horizontally. In this framework, individuals and groups are empowered by a shared sense of mission and accountability, leading to greater flexibility.
This week, Ricardo discusses using "Squads" within projects and gives tips on building and sustaining effective teams. The modern use of the term "Squad" in project management can be traced back to a military concept in which a multidisciplinary team acts independently to complete a series of missions.
In this week's episode, Ricardo addresses the risks of the Diderot Effect. For many, this effect is directly related to consumption bias. However, it is perfectly applied also when we add something to our project, and that something triggers a series of new features causing control to be completely lost. This effect impacts budget, deadlines, and team, among many other factors.
In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the Daily Scrum, the daily Scrum meeting. Ricardo gives five tips that can increase the effectiveness of the process, including aspects related to duration, format, and even the sequence of topics to be addressed. Spoiler: It is possible to use many Daily Scrum features in project meetings that use other approaches! Listen to this week's #5minpodcast to learn more.
In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about customizing methods and approaches in project management. He explains that we insist on finding a solution that solves all the problems in the project, but in reality, there is no "One size fits all." No methodology or approach is universally perfect for all scenarios, and the nature of the project and the very definition presuppose something unique.
In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about cadence in the project. He explains that cadence dictates the rhythm of project deliveries and gives some examples of cadence, such as the frequency of the heartbeat and the rhythm of a military parade.
In this week's episode, Ricardo explains the difference between agility and agile methods. He says that if the project uses an agile method, it may not necessarily have agility. And on the other hand, a project that uses the predictive model may have agility. Ricardo comments that, regardless of the method used, it is first necessary to have a critical sense of urgency, agility and adaptability in the organization.
In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the risks that can be associated with technology projects. He explains that the approach to managing technology projects, where releases are delivered faster and more frequently, can allow aspects that are not thoroughly thought out and validated to produce security flaws, risks, and even use and encouragement of unexpected behavior when used.
In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the form of development approach you will choose, according to the type of project. He comments that one of the Performance Domains of the new PMBOK® is the Development Approach and Lifecycle. And he explains that for some projects, it is better to choose the predictive approach, while for others, the adaptive approach is more suitable. Listen to the Podcast to learn more.