To our customers, partners and friends, we wish that 2012 brings you outstanding dreams, great endeavors and marvelous projects, plus an immaculate execution, always delivering within scope and on time. At Heyunka we look forward to service your dreams, endeavors and projects with an ever better Waypoint, integrating all useful remarks, comments and feedback as… »
One of the things most hated by many professionals is meetings. Meetings with clients, managers, other colleagues, other project teams. When leaving a meeting, it’s quite likely to hear them say things like: “Ah, lets get back to work”. Or, when declining a meeting request: “No, I’ve work to do.” Why would professionals have such… »
Artists, designers, architects, politicians, urban planners, product developers, lawyers, teachers, trainers, producers, researchers, tv-makers, marketeers… How will Lean and Agile Project Management help you?
One of the most amazing virtues of Lean is that it allows companies to combine the three most important pay-offs for the long term continuation of their ventures: faster delivery, higher quality and lower cost. Combined. This is also true for Lean and Agile Project Management –and contrary to many people’s intuition or experience-.
One recurring question on the apllication of Lean and Agile Project Management, is on communication with the Team and with the Client: How do we go about administrating this kind of communication?
In many projects, there’s a need to do some ground clearing before we can actually start doing the value work for the client. We may have to: do research on competent suppliers get their quotes install equipment before we can actually start working get the Team together … Some projects will even never be more… »
When we’re managing our work as a project, we may walk into actions which are, or at least feel repetitive: Things we’ll have to do over and over again, things which need to be done for every story. For instance, when we update a website, we have some exclusive editorial tasks (copy writing), yet also… »
Ideally, projects are one offs, with a clear beginning, end and budget, which are run smoothly and briefly from inception to completion, by dedicated, motivated and focussed teams who work in flow, delivering great breakthrough results, thrilling their target groups, beneficiaries, partners, sponsors and donors. Project management has improved considerably over the last few years.… »
One of the major international donor agencies decided to bring in a team of 18 regional and national consultants to jointly develop an integrated development program with a broad representation of local NGO’s and CBO’s: including project officers, specialists on sustainable agriculture, reproductive health, alphabetization, microcredit, economic development, training and education, gender and experts in… »
In one of the world’s most arid environments, a team of agronomists -living in an agricultural coop- managed to develop, test, implement and promote a number of successful alternative agricultural methods, extremely well suited for the region and allowing neighbouring peasants to regain a sustainable way of living.