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Decision Making for Software Project Managers

Decision Making for Software Project Managers


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Overview/Description

Decisions are a critical responsibility in project management, but the process of making decisions can be difficult. In this 14-video course, learn to identify the key principles of decision making in a software environment, and explore what is needed to speed up the decision-making process. Discover skills to speed up the decision-making process; learn techniques to collect all necessary information for making informed decisions, and identify how to examine old information and compare it to current information to make informed decisions. Examine ways to obtain current information to make better decisions; learn techniques to anticipate future events based on information already collected; and view principles and approaches for embracing the fail-fast approach to decision making in Agile projects. Discover how to improve the decision-making process in an organization by flattening the decision-making structure; how decision making is different in an Agile environment versus traditional linear project management; and learn reasons why we tend to make poor decisions, particularly in environments where speed is imperative. Conclude the course by examining best practices for decision making.



Expected Duration (hours)
0.9

Lesson Objectives

Decision Making for Software Project Managers

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • identify the key principles of decision-making in a software development environment
  • specify what's needed to speed up the decision-making process
  • specify methods and tricks for speeding up the decision-making process in an organization
  • describe techniques used to collect all the necessary information for making informed decisions
  • identify how to examine old information and compare it to current information with the intent of making informed decisions
  • specify ways to obtain current information in order to make better decisions
  • describe techniques used to anticipate future events based on information you've already collected
  • identify the principles and approaches for embracing the fail-fast approach to decision-making in software development
  • specify how to improve the decision-making process in an organization by flattening the decision-making structure
  • describe how decision making is different in an Agile environment versus traditional linear project management
  • specify reasons why we make poor decisions, particularly in environments where speed in decision-making is imperative
  • identify the pitfalls and traps associated with making decisions, especially those on the fly
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course
  • Course Number:
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    Expertise Level
    Beginner