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Hey community, I see a lot of project management happening on spreadsheets. Each time I see that it makes me irk. Any good resources/tips you’d have to argument pros/cons?
Just so one project managed on a Google Doc today.
Friends don’t let friends use MS Project (as seen on a ThoughtWorks internal doc in 2003)
Depends what you mean by “project management”
Roadmaps with lists of tasks and milestones across different departments (there is somewhat something looking strikingly like a gantt chart made of cells in this spreadsheet).
Yep, the answer is not “move your Gantt chart into a better tool” 🙂 https://medium.com/sooner-safer-happier/agility-build-the-right-thing-69d316aeb56b
Rally, Version One, JIRA Align (AgileCraft), LeanKit, Just3Things, Azure DevOps, etc. IMO, you need the ability model nested value streams (teams and teams of teams and ...) AND nested outcomes (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, n-year) and the intersection of the two
Thanks for the feedback @rohrersm and @jonathansmart1. My concern is that there is a big mindset gap between where project manager are when using a spreadsheet, and the whole value streams/outcomes aligned mindset (which is where we need to go). From a change management perspective, in the current environment, how would you start this transition? Baby steps kind of things.
Yes indeed, we have a book that help you start 🙂
ahah, well, I’m still waiting for it ITRev!