Its that time of year again where we exit the current year and enter the new. As is fashionable for a blog on Agile, Id like to do an end of year retrospective. First and foremost, Id like mention that I have blogged here for my first full year and ... Read More »
I’m an avid reader of The Economist magazine and make sure to read it cover to cover on a weekly basis. It is the only magazine I subscribe to and read primarily in paper form. Though I have converted to reading the majority of articles, papers and books through the electronic medium, I still prefer... Read More »
So as a follow up to my post on the McDonaldization of Scrum, some numbers Ive just ran across seem to give credenceto my idea that Scrum is becoming quite the franchise.
According to a post by Jeff Sutherland, co-founder of Scrum, he points out t... Read More »
As I had a conversation with a team member towards the end of a project that was nearing it’s eventual successful completion, we both concluded the conversation by saying we “pray the project finishes without a hitch.” It dawned on me that many of my conversation regarding the projects that I worked on whether... Read More »
Apparently this is the case according to Professor Bent Flyvbjerg, of the BT Centre for Major Programme Management, Saїd Business School, University of Oxford. I was originally directed to this inflammatory statement from a post by Elizabeth Harrin on her popular PM blog ”A Girl’s Guide to Project Management” which lead me to do a search... Read More »
Some time ago I posted about the commodification of the IT project manager both on this site and my own site. I think many took it negatively, but I also think people are missing out on the positive side of that trend. It is that the field is becomi... Read More »
I will be speaking at the first meeting for PMI-LA’s Northern LA County meeting of 2013! Here’s the details: 2013 January 3rd Northern LA County Meeting Speaker – Don Kim of Projectation.com Topic – Now that I have my PMP, how do I make practical use of it?! In the December 2012 issue of “PMI Today” there are... Read More »
The “Software Extension to the PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition” is available for public review. It is hosted by PMI, but you do not need to be a PMI member to access the draft though you do need to apply for an account. This is the first full exposure of the draft that was completed... Read More »
My last post discussed the commodification of IT project managers which seems to be validated in many ways by a Gartner prediction that by the end of this decade, business groups will own and control 90% of the spending done by IT. In the early 2000′s IT spending accounted for around 20% of total... Read More »
The Agile community is spawning new certification tracks that is starting to rival the PMI. A new kid on the block was just announced by the Lean-Kanban University and not surprisingly it is titled The Kanban Certified Professional or KCP for short.... Read More »
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