Tag Archives: agile

Agile Approaches in agile projects

This post is a follow-up to my Agile DNA webinar I hosted a little over a month ago. This was my first webinar for RMC and we had a great interest with over 2,000 people registering for the event interested … Continue reading

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Aggressive Transparency

I came across a new phrase last week, which I really like:  “aggressive transparency”. I saw this phrase in the Project Management Institute, Inc. exposure draft of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth … Continue reading

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Satisfying Stakeholders with Agile Requirements

As organizations work to be more agile and nimble, people responsible for eliciting and analyzing requirements are working to find new ways to understand and communicate about user and product needs.  

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Leadership without Authority

I’m reading “Leadership and the One Minute Manager,” by Ken Blanchard. The book discusses “situational leadership,” which essentially means that a manager’s leadership style must vary depending on the competency of the person being managed.   As I was reading the … Continue reading

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Agile vs Waterfall (A PM Fairy-tale)

A PMP® and a Scrum Master® were having lunch together on a park bench debating the relative merits of Agile as opposed to traditional waterfall project management.  They were making the arguments one would normally expect. At one point, the … Continue reading

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Methodology A or B, Or Both?

One Attendee’s Perspective from the Agile 2015 Conference While attending the Agile 2015 conference in August, I heard a lot of discussion about pure agile teams, waterfall teams, and a combination of the two. A number of the presenters stressed … Continue reading

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Upcoming Exam Changes to PMI-ACP®-Curious?

PMI-ACP® Exam is Changing Soon, This Guide Can Help PMI® changes to the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) ® examination have begun and the new version of the exam goes into effect starting October 14, 2015. We want to be … Continue reading

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LEAN UX Workshop

I had an opportunity to attend a LEAN UX (User Experience) workshop taught by Jeff Gothelf from Neo last week. Jeff did a great job delivering the materials.  The workshop was fun and informative.  If you get a chance to attend one of … Continue reading

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Discovering Agile in Unexpected Places

The Kitchen Remodel I have hired a contractor to remodel my kitchen and am seeing lots of agile techniques being used! I don’t think my contractor knows he is using agile techniques, but I recognize them and think they are … Continue reading

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Contract Issues in Agile Development

Apparent Conflict There has been a significant amount of discussion regarding the tension between development and agile contracts. Many see this conflict as irreconcilable, citing provisions in the Agile Manifesto favoring “working software over comprehensive documentation” and “customer collaboration over … Continue reading

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