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8 August 2011

Change #1

As you know I signed up for a new job recently.  In week 1 I met the team and a  few stakeholders.  Then I went away for a week to PMOZ.  Today, my first day of week 2 I broke down and implemented my first system change.  I thought I would share it here.

Change #1 was a horizontal line on a whiteboard with a series of marks representing the fortnights between now and December 30.  I then asked the project managers to turn up and place post-it notes onto the board with significant deliverables and activities from their projects.

This will likely be a catalyst for a portfolio (of about 8 projects) stand-up meeting where we look ahead into the immediate future and focus on risks and issues and face them collectively.

We'll see what happens.

The important think is that it is a small change.