For Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) projects, a schedule B4 -Degree Finish Dates with 1st Fix, 2nd Fix and 3rd Fix/Final Fix milestones for each of the Category A, B, C and D rooms and Key Finish milestones dates including Trackworks installation, 3rd Rail DC Power, Internal Overpressure Test, GenSet Test, Overpressure and Airflow Regime Test and Civil Defence Integrated Systems Test will be issued. Above is a sample.
Project cost management can utilize Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) for data analysis of the cost data and generate Data Visualization as shown below. As Microsoft Power BI is a Cloud base application, it can be sync between the desktop and the mobile phone application which is ideal for regional manager to keep tap of updates on the go.
Through Data visualization, large amount of data can be analyze in a shorter time.
As Microsoft Power BI is an interactive software, it can capture the audience attention by pairing with Microsoft Teams Video conferencing software for better results.
Agile Project Management with SCRUM
Agile project management is an iterative approach to delivering a project throughout its life cycle. Scrum is one of the agile methodologies designed to guide teams in the iterative and incremental delivery of a product. Often referred to as “an agile project management framework,” its focus is on the use of an empirical process that allows teams to respond rapidly, efficiently, and effectively to change.
|Traditional project management||Agile Project Management -SCRUM|
|Fix requirements to control time and cost||Fixes Time and Cost to control requirements|
|Business knows the product and require the project management to execute base on requirement.||Frequent feedback collaboration with business to create the product.|
|Design is defined during project initiation or early in project to translate into project requirements -Design Freeze||Design start with a broad vision and constant development toward the end product.
Stacey Diagram- when to use Agile Project Management
|Predictive||Fixed||Performed once for entire project||Single Delivery||Manage Cost|
|Iterative||Dynamic||Repeated until correct||Single Delivery||Correctness of solution|
|Incremental||Dynamic||Performed once for given increment||Frequent smaller deliveries||Speed|
|Agile||Dynamic||Repeat until correct||Frequent small deliveries||Customer value via frequent deliveries and feedback.|
Stacey Diagram- when to use Agile Project Management
Project Manager can adopt a servant leadership role in an agile project and take up the role of a Coach, promoting
- Purpose : Work with team to define “WHY?”
- People : Team to work together to contribute across the project work.
- Process: Results oriented process. Team focus process.
Agile Roles in local Singapore terms
- Cross-Functional Team Members (“Kay Poh” King)
- Product Owner (“Sai Kang” Warrior) -Customer Facing
- Team Facilitator (“One Leg Kick”)
Sample Agile Management Digital Cloud base Kanban board -Trello
Currently there are a number of collaboration software like Trello, Monday.com which can be used for the digital Kanban board which can sync with your application on your laptop, PC and mobile phone application and save you time in transferring information as it is Cloud based.
- Agile measures the actual delivery from the team
- Working product
- Smaller deliverables
Agile Manifesto Values
Working software over comprehensive documentation.
Working software is the primary measure of progress.
|No||Manifestos Value||Agile Practices|
|1||Individuals and interactions over process and tools.||Servant Leadership
Regular Stand Up
|2||Working software over comprehensive documentation||Backlogs
|3||Customer collaboration over contract negotiation.||Measurements in agile projects
Procurement and contracts
|4||Responding to change over following a plan.||Retrospective
SCRUM- Agile Project Management Methodology
Scrum –Development Team (Squad)
- 3 to 9 members max
- Contribute to the project daily
- Cross functional
- Can change only between sprints
- Creates the definitions of “DONE”
- All are called “Developers”
- Management Stakeholders
- Project Manager
- Product Owner
- Scrum Master
- Development Team
- Max 15 minutes
- Answer 3 questions on lesson learned. DONE>DOING>TO DO
- “Parking Lot”
- What else should I look at ? – Widen your options
- Let me get some more data. -Reality test your assumptions.
- Let’s Step back for a minute. Get distance before deciding
Donna H. Rhodes, Principal Research Scientist, MIT
Step-by-Step Process for Creating a Weighted Matrix:
- List all your options as the row labels on the table and list the factors (eg quality, location, reliability, and credit options) that you need to consider as the column headings.
- Next, work out the relative importance of the factors in your decision.Show these as numbers from, for example, 0 to 5, where 0 means that the factor is unimportant in the final decision, and 5 means that it is very important.
- Next, work your way down the columns of your table, scoring each option for each of the factors in your decision. Score each option from 0 (poor) to 5 (very good).
- Now multiply each of your scores from Step 2 by the values for relative importance of the factor that you calculated in Step 3. This will give you weighted scores for each option/factor combination.
- Finally, add up these weighted scores for each of your options. The option that scores the highest wins!
Assuming quality is most important, and if you do the weighted analysis now, Supplier C will win.
Another Example :