#NoProjects has evolved into… Continuous Digital
In January 2014 I to give a presentation to BCS (formerly the British Computer Society) PROMS-G (Project Management Special Interest Group) entitled “The End of Projects and what happens next.” This grew into the #NoProjects hashtag on Twitter.
In addition to myself Steve Smith and Joshua Arnold have contributed to the thinking behind #NoProjects. The three of us each, largely independently, arrived at the conclusion that the project model, and project thinking, is not good for software development. Interestingly, originally we each had different reasons, over the last two years our reasoning has become entwined and I can no longer tell which idea came from who.
On this page I will attempt to gather the resources that describe NoProjects.
The #NoProjects Presentation on Slideshare
- #NoProjects download– PDF of Tempere keynote
- #NoProjects Teams Over Projectsdownload from Agile on the Beach
- Planning for Value: How Much? When?– an evolutionary step
#NoProjects on YouTube: 16 short videos giving the #NoProjects presentation
Evolving #NoProjects – Planning for Value, Allan Kelly at Lean Kanban France, Paris, November 2016
- Managing beyond Projects #NoProjects – an extended explanation (updated December 2015)
InfoQ: No Projects – Beyond Projects
By Evan Leybourn
- InfoQ: If You Need to Start a Project, You’ve Already Failed
- InfoQ: Focus on Value, Not Projects
- Evan’s #NoProjects book, coming soon
Since “no” is so negative I did try to change the hashtag name of this topic to #BeyondProjects, while this tag sometimes gets used the #NoProjects tag has stuck so, despite any negative overtones, it is what we have.