uncertainty

If You Disclose Your Roadmap, Don’t Do It the Microsoft Vista Way

March 19, 2011
Vista Uncertainty - Square

Only you can decide whether your company must publicly disclose your product roadmap. But never disclose anything before you know what it really is, whether it works, whether customers even need it, or when you can deliver it.

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The Un-Innovation Trap

March 13, 2011
Innovation

Prioritizing projects by expected return on investment sounds like a good idea. But if that’s all you do, you will eventually end up in a place you probably don’t want to be.

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The Secret Sauce: Managing Uncertainty and Execution Risk

March 5, 2011
Uncertainty

Uncertainty is the missing link in how we plan and execute software projects. By asking one simple question for every project, long before you start, you can have a very good idea how many challenges you are likely to face along the way.

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Moving Bubbles Towards the Green

March 4, 2011
Moving to the Green

Inevitably, once you’ve classified projects according to business impact, cost, and execution risk, you’ll have projects that are too costly and/or risky. What do you then? Hint: your teams already know how to do it.

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