What is a Parking Lot in Scrum Speak?

In project management, a Parking Lot is a designated space, either physical or virtual, where ideas, concerns, questions, or issues that arise during project meetings or discussions are recorded. These unresolved matters are “parked” in the lot to be revisited and addressed later, preventing them from derailing the current discussion or hindering project progress. Parking Lotsprovide the benefits […]

Measuring Flow Metrics to Enhance Efficiency and Success in your Projects

As a technical program manager, your role involves overseeing and coordinating multiple projects, teams, and stakeholders to achieve organizational objectives. To ensure smooth progress and timely delivery, it’s crucial to measure and optimize the flow of work within your programs. Flow metrics provide valuable insights into the efficiency, bottlenecks, and overall health of your program. What is […]

What is the Difference Between a Technical Program, Engineering, and Product Manager

In the tech industry, several key roles play a critical part in driving projects, managing teams, and delivering successful products. Three roles that are often discussed and sometimes misunderstood are the Technical Program Manager (TPM), Engineering Manager, and Product Manager. While these roles can overlap in certain areas, they have distinct responsibilities and focus areas. […]

Five Key Differences between a Project and a Program

In the realm of project management, two fundamental terms often arise: projects and programs. While they share similarities, distinguishing between them is crucial for effective management and successful execution. This article aims to shed light on the key differences between a project and a program, enabling project managers and stakeholders to understand their unique characteristics […]

A TPM’s Birdseye Run-Through Introducing Kafka, Kubernetes, and Go

In the ever-evolving landscape of software development, developers are constantly seeking tools and frameworks that can enhance productivity and scalability. Three technologies that have gained immense popularity in recent years are Golang, Kafka, and Kubernetes. Each of these technologies serves a distinct purpose in the development and deployment of modern applications. In this article, we […]

How to Calculate Critical Path in 7 Steps

We use Critical Path as a tool in a project management to help us identify the longest sequence of tasks that must be completed in order for a project to be finished on time. Calculating the critical path is an essential step in project planning and management, as it helps project managers to allocate resources […]

The Art of Splitting User Stories

User stories are a key element of Agile project management, as they help to define and prioritize the requirements of a project. User stories are brief, concise statements that describe a particular feature or functionality from the perspective of the end user. However, creating user stories can sometimes be a challenge, especially when the requirements […]