WEBINAR – Selecting & Managing the Best Lifecycle for your Project

You’ve managed projects but they’re never easy.

They don’t fit into the nice definitions found in project management books. Your schedules are generally off. There are always unkind surprises. Although you’re not failing, you feel you could be more successful.  You have many possibilities to make your project rock and roll.

Take a more pragmatic approach to choosing and using the best lifecycle for your project…

You can use an iterative lifecycle to explore prototypes — You can use an incremental lifecycle to start checking features off as done — You can use an agile lifecycle that allows for more adaptability — You can use a combination lifecycles.


  • LIFECYCLES – what each looks like
  • which RISKS each lifecycle addresses
  • HOW TO COMBINE lifecycles for the best way to start managing risk

Here’s the secret to effective project management…

There is no “one right way” to organize a project. Everything depends on context—the company and its products, the technology employed, the people on your team, and you.

If you select and manage the lifecycle that makes sense for your project, team, and solution, you can start and keep the project in balance. Let something get out of whack and you can kiss all your hard work goodbye.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR:  Johanna Rothman consults, speaks, and writes on managing high-technology product development. During her decade-long consulting career, she has assisted managers, teams, and organizations become more effective by applying her pragmatic approaches to the issues of project management, risk management, and people management. She’s helped Engineering organizations, IT organizations, and startups hire technical people, manage projects, and release successful products faster.  She is a sought-after speaker and teacher in the areas of project management, people management, and problem-solving.

Johanna is also the author of the highly acclaimed Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets and Science of Hiring Technical People. She is the coauthor of newly released Behind Closed Doors, Secrets of Great Management.

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