Managing the Waterfall
Project management is a key part of any waterfall process. This paper on Waterfall Project Management focuses on the following three key areas:
- Getting your project budget approved--How to use techno-speak, business buzz words and pretty graphics (including waterfalls!!) to convince Executives to approve company money to be spent on cool tools/hardware and software that you and your preferred colleagues want to play with. Learn how to convince your boss to buy you a state of the art PDA for note taking during meetings that you really use to play Frogger.
- Strategies to convincing Execs to let you hire more underlings. This has two benefits: First, as a PM, you look more important; Second, there is more buffering for lean company times when the LIFO principle tends to hold.
- How to make the transition from Developer to Manager: Teaches you how to lose a few IQ points (or at least disguise it severely); how to evolve from constructing clear, short, bullet-type sentences, into long-winded, hyperbolic Dickens novels; and finally how to do major butt-kissing.