Flowcharts in Project Management

The flowchart provides a representation of the process as it takes into account all inputs, decision points, results, actions, and outputs. To achieve this, each box is assigned a function, and all possible paths from the start of the chart to the final outcome are displayed, linking each box with a designated type of connection (for example, the sequence flow) and making it clear with arrows which box contains the next piece of information.

Stakeholder Engagement Assessment Matrix

If you’re working on a project, it’s important to know how stakeholders feel about the goals and progress of that project in order to ensure the best possible outcome. Unfortunately, this information isn’t always easy to come by, as most stakeholders have their own busy schedules and other priorities which can make it difficult to sit down with them to discuss your project.

Requirements Traceability Matrix

A requirements traceability matrix (RTM) in project management is one of the best tools you can use to organize and track your business requirements throughout the development process. While some organizations mistakenly assume that creating a requirements traceability matrix will be expensive and time-consuming, the exact opposite is true -- by adding an RTM to your project management toolkit, you’ll save money and time in the long run, you’ll save lots of headaches, and you’ll ensure that your business requirements are always in alignment with your actual product or service development.

Oscar Model

Whether you are coaching your employees or your coworkers, there are several different approaches and philosophies you can take. Explicitly designed for solving problems at work, the OSCAR model can be easily applied to any variety of situations that require problem-solving whether at work or in your personal life.

Delphi Technique in Project Management

The Delphi Technique is a method used in project management in order to get expert opinions to be able to reach a decision at the end. Participants respond anonymously and confidentially to questionnaires or polls created by a group moderator. Responses are analyzed and compiled before the next round of questioning, allowing each participant to receive feedback on their contribution and adjust as necessary. Though a straightforward technique it can be highly effective when implemented correctly and with relevant participants.

Strategy Artifacts in Projects

Strategy artifacts generally include summary information about different aspects of projects. They usually are strategic documents or documents with business purposes. 

Iteration Burndown Chart

One of the most important project management tools you can use to visualize your work and manage your team’s tasks is the iteration burndown chart, also known as an activity burndown chart. It’s used to track the amount of work that remains in a project, usually over the course of one or several iterations (or sprints) of work, by plotting remaining work against time.