And I’m not just talking about when your project ends and you hand over the project to the operations team. I’m talking about some other situations you can find yourself in such as: Your in a large, complex project with multiple dependencies that touch multiple departmental areas. For example, you may be a lead... Read More »
This particular article titled “Stop All IT Projects!” caught my eye, for the author argues that there is no such thing as an IT project since to do so perpetuates the idea that IT based project are done for the sake of technology rather than delivering business value. For he states: Every project’s goal must be... Read More »
You knew it would happen and so it has, with the growing popularity of Kanban in recent years by the Agile community someone was going to merge Scrum with Kanban and call it something cute:Scrumban!(Scrum + Kanban). Before you roll your eyes and shr... Read More »
A new guide by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for project management was finalized and published. It is listed as the “ISO 21500:2012 – Guidance on Project Management” which can be purchased here. The ISO sites this rationale for developing and releasing the guide: ISO 21500 provides high-level description of concepts and processes... Read More »
A report just released by PMI on the “Pulse of the Profession” was conducted starting in August 2012 from a representative sample of 1,239 practitioners from all around the world. No surprise, the conclusion of the report is that organizations find the need for more organizational agility. And sure enough, the report concludes that... Read More »
I will be teaching a 2 day training seminar titled “Project Management for NON Project Managers” by Carrera Lee training on November 15 & 16, 2012. Here’s the details of the event from Carrera Lee’s site: Project management is becoming increasingly important as a set of professional skills – even for those who are not... Read More »
Yet another adoption of Agile outside of software development presents itself again with this article on how a retail outlet called Oddyssea based in Half Moon Bay, CA, used Agile development principles to deploy their retail operations:
On July 1... Read More »
I found this great graphic from a post by Nader Khorrami Rad, PMP on the Project Smart website: It shows how dominant the planning process has been over the evolution of each version of the PMBOK, starting from the 1st edition to the recent draft 5th edition, in terms processes and is the only section... Read More »
Read this funny post on the Herding Cats website describing the top ten signs you have been in program management for far too long: You insist that you do some more market research before you and your spouse produce another child. You ask the waiter what the restaurant’s core competencies are. You decide to... Read More »
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