Tips and Tricks for Smart Project Planning


Iterative planning is an approach borrowed from agile project management. The agile approach consists of many rapid, iterative planning and development cycles, allowing a project team to constantly evaluate the evolving product and obtain immediate feedback from customers or stakeholders.

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I may be a “Crazy Fool” but I consider the A-Team to be agile!

Kiron Bondale

When teaching agile classes, I’m occasionally asked if I could provide an example of an agile team from cinema or television. they are far from being agile. Agile Project Management agile project management team building

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Lessons in agility from wine tasting…

Kiron Bondale

After enjoying a glass of their 2010 Reserve Meritage I came to the conclusion that wine tasting and agile have more in common than you might think. Similarly a coach can help steer a team past anti-patterns so that they have a chance to appreciate what agility truly is.

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Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects

Guerrilla Project Management

I spoke a couple weeks ago at an Oracle users group conference about my experience applying Agile practices in a large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) upgrade project. The reality of organizations is that they don’t come in a very neatly packaged configuration to which we can apply a single project management methodology.

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Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects – ERP Case Study

Guerrilla Project Management

I had the pleasure to talk to Jason Fair about his work in bringing Agile to large complex integration projects. You can check out the series of blog posts on Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects. I had the pleasure to talk to Jason Fair about his work in bringing Agile to large complex integration projects. You can check out the series of blog posts on Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects.

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Tailoring Agile Practices for Enterprise System Integration Projects – Part 2

Guerrilla Project Management

In my previous posts, Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects and Tailoring Agile Practices for Enterprise System Integration Projects – Part 1, I argued that we need ways to incorporate Agile in system integration projects without (a) changing the entire organization or (b) waiting for the organization to change. Agile in Integration Projects

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On Wearing Two Hats: Project Manager and Product owner

Guerrilla Project Management

Agile in Integration ProjectsA healthy conflict between the Project Manager and the Product Owner creates a build-in system of checks and balances that protect projects from getting hijacked by single-minded agendas. In our experience, when these two roles are performed by a single person, that individual is likely to be much stronger in one area than the other.

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4 Awesome Teamwork Examples for Agile Teams


Professionals do not come with a manual so how should Agile teams work in collaboration? What may seem like a completely different ballgame, if studied closely, just may be able to teach Agile teams a thing or two. Example #2: Broderick Brown – Oklahoma State Football Game 2010.

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What is Agile Project Management? (and how to implement it)


What is Agile Project Management? . That is precisely what agile project management is – taste testing the stew at various points to ensure that it’s tasting the way it should. Agile Project Management Defined. How effective is Agile? What are the benefits of Agile?

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 1 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone and welcome to today’s MPUG training series, part one, Understanding and Incorporating Agile Project Management. And what we’re going to do is talk about the disciplines today, talking about how and where Microsoft’s going, what are some of the advantages of using agile.

Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 2 – Agile Features & Capabilities in MS Project / Project PPM


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 2 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone and welcome to part two of MPUG’s Agile training series. Today’s session will cover Agile features and capabilities in Microsoft Project and project PPM. So really want to help educate you guys, get you going and continue the discussion around Agile. Hence Agile, right?

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Let’s Rewrite the PMBOK

Leading Answers

Meanwhile, we would like people with knowledge of the full value delivery spectrum (waterfall, hybrid, agile, lean, etc.) Longtime readers may recall my 2010 post Raise A Little Hell when the PMBOK v5 Update was being commissioned. Phew, the wait is over!

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The Agile Squad: The Organizational Model of the Future?

Check it out what you will find on this article about agile squad : The agile organization and the agile squad Benefits (and needs) of the agile squad Agile squad success stories A testament to the transformative power of collaboration. Agile squad success stories.

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Back to Basics: What is Microsoft Project?


Agile methodology). Microsoft Project 2010. Microsoft Project Standard 2010: A single-user edition of the software. Microsoft Project Server 2010: Maintains project plan information and data on a server. This is a century longer than Project 2010’s limits.

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Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work!


262 pages, ET to read: 4 hours, Published April 7th, 2010 by Blue Hole Press). David Anderson, who is widely regarded as the Kanban Method pioneer published this book in 2010. 120 pages, ET time to read 2 hours, Published 1 March 2010 by Are you new to Kanban?

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Zombie Projects and How to Kill Them

Girl's Guide to PM

Zombie PM is a term I came up with in 2010 when I put together a project management alphabet. Government PMO,” says Derek Huether, an enterprise Agile coach and trainer.

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Scrum and universal truths [update 2018]

Gunther Verheyen

In 2010, the principal co-creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, agreed on the first version of the Scrum Guide , thereby creating the official BOK (body of knowledge) for Scrum. Agile Scrum Definition of Scrum Scrum framework Scrum Guide

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Agile Project Management (#APM). Agile Software Development (#ASD). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM). Agile and Earned Value Management Bibliography of papers, books, and thesis (#Biblio). Agile Project Management. Agile Universe , 2002.

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The 5 Best Free Smartsheet Alternatives of 2019


Introduced in 2006, with a major redesign in 2010, the platform serves as a single systematic and flexible solution for all the task management needs of a team. Considered a #1 software chosen by agile teams for software development, Jira makes a pretty strong contender for Smartsheet.

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5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Buzzsumo reports that average shares for video content are trending up by almost double and as far back as 2010 Forbes was reporting that video is a critical information source for senior executives, highlighting an upward trend to watching business content in online video format.

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Cost Modeling Agile Software Development,” Maarit Laanti and Petri Kettunen, International Transactions on Systems and Applications, Volume 1 Number 2, pp.

The Myth of Standish Reports - Update Number 2

Herding Cats

The Standish Report is raising its head again in the Agile presentations I've seen recently at conferences. 1, Jan-Feb 2010, pages 30-36. The numbers in the report are still being used by "agile thought leaders" to establish the basis for their proffered solutions.

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Microsoft Project Alternatives for 2020


Support Agile methods. Binfire- Established in 2010, Binfire is a provider work management app for both traditional and remote teams. Support for Agile Method. ?. ?. ?. ?. Microsoft project has been around forever.

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Applying Deliverables Based Planning ® To Increase Our Probability of Success , PMI Fort Worth, Chapter Meeting, 15 July 2010. Agile Project Management. Agile Software Development for Government Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS) , Boulder Agile Meetup, 27 July 2016.

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Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

The IIL Blog

The future will be flexible project management models such as those used in Agile and Scrum projects. Managers need to recognize the type of project at the start, resist institutional pressure to adapt traditional ‘rational’ approaches to all projects and apply an appropriate approach – one tailored for the type of project” [Lenfle & Loch, 2010]. We have learned from Agile and Scrum that flexible project management approaches are necessary for many projects. 2010).

Wunderlist Alternative


Over the years Wunderlist which was funded in 2010 had a strong following and was considered a good to-do list. It is designed as a collaborative project management app supporting Agil e, waterfall , and Hybrid methods.

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4 Ways to Supercharge Your PMO

Brad Egeland

According to an April 2010 survey (I know, it's been awhile) that I conducted of project managers and PM-related staff, the answer is no. One that allows you to combine the best of Scaled Agile with all major features of common PM standards including PMI, IPMA and PRINCE2.

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. While some have publication dates that may seem old, the principles in these books are immutable, even for agile projects. Agile Estimating and Planning , Mike Cohn, Prentice Hall, 2006. Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products , Jim Highsmith, Addison Wesley, 2004.

Cone of Uncertainty - Revisited

Herding Cats

We're writing two chapters in an upcoming Project Management Book, with a working title, The Gower Handbook of Project Performance for Agile, Waterfall and Everything in Between , edited by Mark Phillips.

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Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

Misconceptions of Risk , Terje Aven, John Wiley & Sons, 2010. Agile Risk Management and DSDM Pocketbook , Alan Moran, IARM. Agile Risk Management and Scrum , Alan Moran, Institute for Agile Risk Management, 2014.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Review on Traditional and Agile Cost Estimation Success Factor in Software Development Project,” Zulkefli Mansor, Saadiah Yahya, Noor Habibah Hj Arshad, International Journal on New Computer Architectures and Their Applications (IJNCAA) 1(3): 942–952. Story Point Estimating,” Richard Carlson, ALEA, Agile and Lean Associates, 2013. Andreou, 3rd Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Software Engineering Workshop , 7 October, 2010, Larnaca, Cyprus. Johnson, STC 2010.

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to assess risks, their impacts, and handling strategies for software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. 255, April 2010. 24, 2010. “A 1, 2010. 29 April 2010. 48, 2010.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

This is the motivation for short work intervals found in agile development. . Using the Agile Methodology to Mitigate the Risks of Highly Adaptive Projects,” Dana Roberson and Mary Anne Herndon, 10 th Annual CMMI Technology Conference And User Group , November 5 – 8, 2012, Denver, CO.

Reading List for the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Little [8] makes the claim that agile methods don't follow the Cone - that is the uncertainty doesn't reduce as the project proceeds. The Cone of Uncertainty is a useful approach to defining the expected range of uncertainty at specific stages in a project.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to manage the risk encountered on software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. 255, April 2010. 24, 2010. “A 1, 2010. 29 April 2010. 48, 2010. 503, 2010.

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9 Benefits of CPM Certification


According to the PMI’s Pulse of the Profession report in 2010, project managers without certification complete fewer projects on time and on budget. According to research by the Standish Group from 2010, employers value certified professionals more highly than other candidates.

Estimating the Risk

Herding Cats

1] Control or Economic Law Paperback, Eugen von Boehm-Bawerk, 2010. [2] 4] " Risk Management and Agile Software Development ," Glen B Alleman. Risk is everywhere on projects. This risk comes from two types of uncertainty. Aleatory uncertainty, which is the naturally occurring yields variances in the underlying processes. This uncertainty is handled with cost, schedule, and technical performance margins.

10 Project Management Hacks Every Project Manager Should Know

The Squad Report

A KPMG survey of 100 businesses reported 70% of organizations faced at least one project failure in the year 2010 alone. ​ This a Guest Blog Post from Fred Wilson About the Author Fred is an Agile & Software Consultant at nTask. They say it’s never too late.

5 reasons why Binfire is the best Asana alternative


If you are not familiar with Binfire we have been in business since 2010 (longer than Asana). This enables users to manage their projects using Agile project management including Scrum. . Manage projects using Agile, Waterfall or Hybrid. If you like Agile?

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Asana Alternatives


2- Binfire – Binfire was founded in 2010 by David Robins. Are you plan to use the Agile method ? Asana is a popular to-do list. Even though it lacks some basic project management features it is heavily touted as a proper project management application.

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