What does playing different types of Basses have in common with Critical Path, Agile and Critical Chain Project Methodologies?
Different Basses: Methodologies for Project Development
Just like different types of basses have different purposes, different project development methods serve different purposes.
When you’re playing the bass, you learn the mechanics, the styles, and the functions of the instrument and the sound. The German full-bodied upright, the electric upright, and the bass guitar all have that depth of sound that's signature to the instrument. Each one is meant for a different purpose, but they all serve the same general purpose of music. In this way, projects and project methodologies are similar to the bass.
Joseph Flahiff is President and CEO of Whitewater Projects, Inc. and author of the book “Being Agile in a Waterfall World: A guide for complex organizations.” He is focused on bringing hope to people who work in difficult business contexts, making sense of these seemingly conflicting approaches, methods and cultures.
Joseph has more than over a decade and a half of experience executing, coaching, consulting and training in traditional and agile delivery across large scale complex enterprise IT organizations as well as smaller boutique agencies. Joseph’s provocative, engaging, and energetic courses and keynote presentations are in demand across the USA and in Europe.