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These Youth Football Playbooks give you the ability to lead your youth football team to win after win through a series of three eBooks: T Formation, Pistol Offense, and Shotgun Jet/Fly Offense books. Each eBook contains over 70 fully diagrammed, full color plays and a full series based offense. This is not simple a collection of plays; it is a full guide of strategies. Each guide not only contains how to run the play; it gives additional runs and plays that compliment the main strategy. There are simply blocking strategies that you can easily teach your players. As a bonus, the T Formation eBook contains 8 Wildcat Formation Plays you can teach your team. This set of eBooks will help you coach your youth football team on a level they understand.

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Roll action plans forward

In terms of the earlier North American football analogy, we need to call the next play. The formality of calling the next play is perhaps the most appropriate analogy for project RMPs, but a chess analogy also has value. In a chess player's terms, we need to plan moves as far ahead as our capabilities allow, with a view to the next move, but even chess 'masters' do not plan games to 'checkmate' from the outset. A risk management planning horizon needs to be limited for similar reasons. Until we see what happens, some aspects of detailed planning are an inhibiting waste of time. But anticipation in broad strategic terms needs to go beyond the next move or play. A key difference between chess masters and other chess players is the effectiveness of the way they anticipate what will happen without detailed analysis of all possible moves. Devices that can be useful in this context include

Structure of the Stage Gate Framework

They are analogous to the plays in a North American football game. The players on the project team undertake key tasks in order to gather information needed to advance the project to the next gate or decision point. Preceding each stage is an entry gate or a go kill decision point. The gates are the scrums or huddles on the rugby or football field. They are the points during the game where the team converges and all new information is brought together. Effective gates are central to the success of a fast-paced new product process

Roles and clear authority

There are two lessons I learned from playing competitive sports. First, real trust is earned only when challenges surface and are overcome. It's only when there is a dispute or argument, where someone is upset or afraid and the truth comes out, that relationships have the opportunity to grow. Second, good teams function effectively because each individual understands his own role as well as the role of every other person on the team. Things go well when each individual can depend on the contributions of others to the point that he can comfortably focus on his own tasks. A lead guitarist in a rock band can't do a great solo if the bassist and drummer aren't providing a reliable rhythm structure for him to work in. It is the same with forwards and point guards in basketball, or quarterbacks and offensive linemen in American football. And, of course, it's definitely true for programmers, testers, and others on technical teams.

Understanding the Principles of Tracking

How you execute that plan is the key. Think of yourself as the quarterback in a football game. If you run straight down the field toward the goalpost, never swerving to avoid an oncoming opponent, you won't get very far. Project tracking is similar If you don't swerve and make adjustments for the changes in costs and timing that are virtually inevitable in any human endeavor, you're not playing the game correctly.

Building These Success Factors In

These and other success factors and best practices have been uncovered in countless studies of successful projects, project teams, and businesses. The analogy is one of observing winning football teams (versus the losers), watching successful touchdown marches, and then trying to uncover what made for success. After these success factors are identified, the coach then sits down with the team and starts to map out plays and a game plan or playbook. That's exactly what happens here Management should take these success factors and build them into the new product process or methodology. The next section discusses how the process works and how these success factors should be built in.

What Is Project Management

Project management is a set of tools, techniques, and knowledge that, when applied, helps you produce better results for your project. Trying to manage a project without project management is like trying to play football without a game plan. The coach would get the players together and say, How should we play this game We're supposed to get more points than the other team and to do that we have to score goals. Now everyone go out and do what you think needs to be done in order to win. Most teams approach projects in the same way that the team described above approaches football. They get a project assignment and they start playing. Then they get together when there is a crisis and there are usually lots of them because they're playing without a game plan. When and if they ever complete the project, the team disbands, hoping never to have to repeat the experience again. Why would a team do this First of all, they may not be aware that there is a method available that will help them to...

Individual Or Team Incentives

Another interesting aspect of teams is the contribution of individuals to the effort. At different times during the project, different team members can have a major impact. For example, in a football game, the defense can be the heroes in one quarter, while the offense might be the key contributors in another quarter. To win the game, each player must contribute.

Some Significant Features

Except for some football preliminaries, all Olympic events are planned to be held in metropolitan Sydney in venues within thirty minutes travel from the Olympic Village. No training facility will be more than forty-five minutes away from the village. The focus is mainly on two Olympic zones, namely the Sydney Olympic Park, situated at Homebush Bay about 14 km west of the Sydney city center and the Sydney Harbor zone, located near the Sydney city center and accessible by road, rail, and ferry from Sydney Olympic Park.

Improving Team Effectiveness

Balance and coverage are two of the most important aspects of excellent teams. Whenever a team is out of balance, it is vulnerable. To use a sports analogy, a football team has a need for diverse skills, very much like a software development team. There has rarely been a great football team that didn't have great coverage offense, defense, and special teams, coaching and personnel, first stringers and reserve players, passing and running. Great teams need coverage across key positions with strong individual players. But a team loaded with superstars, all striving to set individual records and competing to be the team leader, can be embarrassed by a balanced team of solid players with a few leaders focused on the team result of winning the game. a This principle seems obvious. On a football team you use a good leader as your coach, a good passer as the quarterback, a superfast runner as a wide receiver, and a 300-pound bruiser as a lineman. With software engineers, it is more difficult...

Using Rolling Wave Planning

Have you ever done the wave at a football game You can see the wave moving towards you from across the stadium, and then you're in it, and then it surges past. Rolling wave in project management planning is iterations of planning the work and then doing the project work. Progressive elaboration, which you use to create the WBS and the WBS dictionary, is an example of rolling wave planning.

Impactlikelihood matrix

The project to redevelop London's Wembley stadium shows how mitigating one risk can sometimes have adverse consequences elsewhere. None of the initial tenders was sufficiently attractive to the Football Association (fa), but then an unsolicited tender proposed a more acceptable fixed-price contract. Knowing that a cost overrun was a major risk, the fa accepted the terms. However, the project ran late. The then chairman of Wembley said If we hadn't done that agree the terms , Wembley would still be a shell and the fa would be bust. In this project a financial risk was shared but the risk of a poor-quality solution or late delivery was not, and it could be argued that it was increased because of the emphasis on a fixed budget.

Manage planned actions

Consider an analogy, based on North American (Canadian or US) football. A distinguishing feature of North American football relative to European football is 'downs'. Leaving aside opening and post-'touchdown' (scoring) 'kick-offs', play starts when the ball is lifted from the ground by the offensive team. Play stops when a forward pass is dropped, the ball carrier is tackled, the ball leaves the field, an offence is committed, or scoring takes place. Each of these 'plays' is separated by a period of reorganization for the next down. This allows detailed planning for the next play in the 'huddle'. When the quarterback says 'number 93' (play number 93), each player knows what he is supposed to do. The plan for a play specifies base plan actions for all players. On most plays, a score is the planned result if everyone does what they are supposed to. The self-evident failure to score with every play does not detract from the value of the planning. Nor does the planning inhibit a skilled...

The Gates

Preceding each stage is a gate or a go kill decision point. The gates are the scrums or huddles on the rugby or football field. They are the points during the game where the team converges and where all new information is brought together. Gates serve as quality-control checkpoints, as go kill and prioritization decision points, and as points where the path forward for the next play or stage of the project is decided.


We see, in various parts of our lives, numerous real-world examples of team building and lack thereof. Perhaps three examples stand out and are visible, at least in part, to the population at large. One has to do with the President of this country. We can track, through impressions obtained in the newspapers, how the President has built a team and the extent to which bridges have, or have not, been built to the Congress. This is a massive teambuilding undertaking and context, and the more successful Presidents have been broad and inclusive in their interpretation of the team that must be built. Another example is that of a coach of a football team. Some coaches appear, year after year, to get the best out of the talents present in the members of the team. Indeed, one measure of the success of a team is precisely whether all team members are doing the best they can do. When this is achieved, even if the team does not win every game, there is a strong and positive sense of team effort...

Management control

Software Project Control

In order to keep things manageable, objectives might need to be broken down into sub-objectives. Here we say that in order to achieve A we must achieve B, C and D first. These sub-objectives are also known as goals, steps on the way to achieving an objective, just as goals scored in a football match are steps towards the objective of winning the match.