Always a topic of curiosity to me- the social quagmire that is project management. Without diving postehaste into UML, specifications, or architectural best practices, this so-far-two-part-series at A List Apart by Norm Carr and Tim Meehan does a solid job of breaking down the fundamentals of use-case-driven project design and scope management. Check out both part 1 (‘What is the problem?’), as well as part 2 (Taming Scope). Managing the scope of one’s project (particularly with ultra nit-picky and/or fickle clients) is a difficult-to-master art- if you’ve ever struggled in these areas, these two articles may be a well-needed breath of fresh air.
March 2, 2005