Advantcomp Consulting Blog

  • Focus on Quality

    Posted in Project Management on Apr 09, 2016

    As a software project manager, one of your most important responsibilities is to ensure quality. This may seem obvious, but I find that it needs to be reiterated, especially if your team is growing. I have been focusing a lot on quality over the last few months. Not just “nice code”, but things done right, the first time. Over the years managing projects, I can say that one of the single most significant sources of client dissatisfaction is the idea of rework.  No one wants to feel like they’re paying to re-do work, nor do they want to have to make sure work is actually complete despite being told so. That’s your job as project manager, you’re the keeper of quality. Read More

  • Silence your reptile and monkey

    Posted in Project Management on Nov 14, 2015

    I believe very strongly in taking advantage of the work of others to improve yourself, your business, your life..all of it. In many cases, hearing the ideas of others can be the spark that ignites and unlocks motivation and passion. I recently experienced this spark from “The Entrepreneur Revolution” by Daniel Priestley. As an entrepreneur myself, I experienced not only validation from this book but motivation and genuine excitement. I highly recommend it, and I would like to issue a challenge to you taken and adapted from this book. Read More

  • Leave Comfort Behind You

    Posted in Project Management on Aug 16, 2015

    “Comfort is the enemy of achievement.” Farrah Gray I don’t think that can be said any better. To progress, to change, to grow, to achieve….there is no room for comfort. Period. So why is so hard to try new things? Are we scared of failure? Maybe even scared of success? For me it’s a bit of both, combined with the fact that we’re all creatures of habit. And as a project manager, these habits are turned into systems, designed to produce the greatest level of productivity. So sometimes it can be hard to shake things up.  Read More