In Anticipation of PMI Global Congress North America 2012

Wrike

Some of the hottest topics this year are change management; requirements management; leadership and soft skills for project managers; agile; complexity in large projects; risk management; and the PMO, among others. We’re excited to offer some new panels and topics for 2012 as well.

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Tailoring Agile Practices for Enterprise System Integration Projects – Part 3

Guerrilla Project Management

In my previous post Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects and in Part 1 & Part 2 of “Tailoring Agile Practices for Enterprise System Integration Projects” series, I identify a set of key Agile practices that offer the greatest value and recommend ways to tailor them for large enterprise system integration projects. Agile in Integration Projects

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Certified ScrumMaster Training - Review and Feedback

Deep Fried Brain

Agile Project Management Training Review ScrumAs I mentioned in the previous two posts, I attended a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) class in Singapore, last week. The course was conducted by GoodAgile, and offered by ISS, NUS. One of my colleagues.

2012 28

A commentary on Agile

Musings on Project Management

I was looking back at some prior essays on Agile and came across the April 2012 PMNetwork magazine. Here are a couple of quotes from Jim Highsmith worth tucking away: Agile project management embraces both “doing” agile and “being” agile—and the latter is the hardest. agile best value Project ValueSpecifically I was attracted (again) to page 58 for an interview with some agilists on the state of the practice.

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Modal LPM

Knowledgeline

The ideal LPM program is derived not from one methodology (PMBOK, Scrum, Agile, Waterfall, Prince, etc), but by cherry picking the best from each. When you talk to hard-core project managers, one of the tell-tale signs of their 'school' of LPM is what language they use to describe their process and one of the hardest things for some PM's to acquiesce to is the short-comings of their school.

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Scrum - from a Skeptic's Point of View

Deep Fried Brain

Agile Project Management Training ScrumThree days of training and a certification exam later, I'm now officially a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). The 3 days spent in the class was time well-spent. It was a good and refreshing experience.

2012 28

The Mythical Project Manager: Part 2

Guerrilla Project Management

Our organizations are demanding agility yet our traditional project management education is deeply rooted in the doctrine of “control”. In Part 1 of the “Mythical Project Manager” series, we discussed how today we find ourselves at a crossroad. Today, we already see a backlash against this traditional project management in areas such as software development. Leadership

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Agile -- the state of things

Musings on Project Management

I was looking back at some prior essays on Agile and came across the April 2012 PMNetwork magazine. Here are a couple of quotes from Jim Highsmith worth tucking away: Agile project management embraces both “doing” agile and “being” agile—and the latter is the hardest. agileSpecifically I was attracted (again) to page 58 for an interview with some agilists on the state of the practice.

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The Agile Fluency model

Henny Portman

The Agile Fluency model, developed by Diana Larsen and James Shore in 2012 and substantially updated in 2018, is a framework to help teams understand their current position and to help them develop an individual road map. The Agile Fluency Model whitepaper.

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7 Things a CEO Can Learn from a Project Manager (Part 2)

Wrike

The ability to quickly re-prioritize things and revise the decisions made not only within separate projects, but also at the strategic level, is challenging enough, but it will make your company more agile and thus more successful. #6

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4 Awesome Teamwork Examples for Agile Teams

nTask

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 #4: Hunter Pence – National League Divisional Series 2012.

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The Agile Cannon

Herding Cats

The paper Agile Base Patterns in the Agile Canon , Daniel R Greening, 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences is an important contribution to the discussion of agile at scale in organizations beyond 5 developers at the table with their customer. Agile

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What if the PMBOK Guide was a Choose Your Own Adventure® book?

Kiron Bondale

Ambler and Mark Lines of the Disciplined Agile Consortium. This could be done using a decision tree approach similar to that used for Disciplined Agile but imagine how much fun it would have been if it was written like a Choose Your Own Adventure® book?

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The Agile Squad: The Organizational Model of the Future?

Runrun.it

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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Why PMPs Should Actually Read the PMBOK 6th Edition

Project Risk Coach

The Sixth Edition includes current content on agile and other iterative and adaptive practices. Get the Agile Practice Guide. When you purchase the PMBOK Guide 6 th Edition, you will receive the Agile Practice Guide. You can download your PDF copy of the Agile Practice Guide.

2017 287

Assume a Spherical Cow

Leading Agile

In 2012, I wrote a blog post entitled “Delivering provably-correct code.” The impression was reinforced strongly when I attempted to bridge the divide by participating in the academic tracks of agile and technical conferences in the 2007-2008 time frame.

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What’s in your backlog?

Leading Answers

For agile teams, backlogs represent their To-Do list of work. Later in 2006, I wrote about risk adjusted backlogs and Agile Risk Management explaining how to insert risk avoidance and risk reduction activities in the backlog. Let’s explore what you do and do not put in a backlog.

2018 85

Scrum and Kanban Revisited

Digite

More and more Agile teams have started to adopt Kanban as a way to improve beyond what Scrum enabled them to do, as also to address some of the challenges that Scrum presented them with. As the article bemoans, this has been going on since 2012. As more Agile teams have adopted it, as it has found greater acceptance in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), these debates have only become more frequent. 2012 really is calling. 1] A True North for Lean-Agile?

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Why PMPs Should Actually Read the PMBOK 6th Edition

Project Risk Coach

The Sixth Edition includes current content on agile and other iterative and adaptive practices. Get the Agile Practice Guide. When you purchase the PMBOK Guide 6 th Edition, you will receive the Agile Practice Guide. You can download your PDF copy of the Agile Practice 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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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.

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

Digite

31 pages, ET to read: 50 min, Published July 19th, 2012 by Lean-Kanban University). The book contains a series of essays that give practitioners the background needed to create more robust software development practices, combining the best of Agile and Lean. Are you new to Kanban?

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Five Principles of Project Success , PMI, Northern Utah Chapter, Professional Development Day, 2012. Improving DOE Project Performance Using DOD Integrated Master Plan , Waste Management Symposium Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2012. Agile Project Management. Agile Software Development.

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2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

Are you waterfall or Agile? How long can we cruise on the coattails of project successes like London 2012?

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The Secret to Finding a Job as a New Scrum Master

Agile Advice

Why is it so hard for some people to find employment with Agile teams? Having taught Scrum to more than 2000 people, I have ongoing dialogue with many former students who are struggling to find opportunities to serve Agile teams and gain experience as a Scrum Master.

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Defensive Programming Grows Up

Leading Agile

The idea is summarized nicely in an answer to a question on Quora provided by Evan Priestley in 2012: A promise (or “future”) is an object which represents the output of some computation which hasn’t necessarily happened yet.

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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. Thesis, University of Southern California, August 2012.

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#NoEstimates Outlook in 2019: Is It Still Relevant?

Epicflow Blog

The #NoEstimates movement is a project management trend that started seven years ago within the Agile community. The movement aims at increasing productivity in the domain of software development by promoting management agility. NoEstimates calls for agility.

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Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is one of the biggest MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms available and offers many project management (PM) courses. Agile Software Development - goes over fundamental agile concepts to enhance your software development skills. You can take individual courses at no charge, and many of them can be accredited towards an edX credential. Here are just some of the PM courses available to students and professionals.

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. Domain-Based Effort Distribution Model for Software Cost Estimation,” Thomas Tan, University of Southern California, 2012.

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Project Management Statistics: 45 Stats You Can't Ignore

Workamajig

Between 2017 and 2018, the percentage of organizations using spreadsheets to manage their agile projects dropped from 74% to 67%. 49% of project managers report to the PMO (up from 42% in 2012). 11th annual state of agile report, VersionOne.

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2017 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

This is how it looked when I was there in 2012. I’m not an Agile expert by an means but if Scrum is your wheelhouse, this could be a good event to get to. Agile and Beyond: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 4-5 May 2017. I figured I should include a few more Agile events this year!

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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. The Business of Software Estimation Is Not Evil: Reconciling agile approaches and project estimates,” Phillip G. 3, August 2012. 1, 2012.

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. Claude Bocquet, Reliability Engineering and System Safety , 2012. 3, 2012. 7, May 2012.,

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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. Overcoming Barriers in Assessing Risk Probabilities,” Tom Kendrick , 2012 PMI Global Congress Proceedings , 2012.

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Managing Virtual Teams Successfully

The IIL Blog

Later, my dissertation topic would be condensed into a book titled The Basics of Project Evaluation and Lessons Learned that won the 2012 Project Management Institute (PMI)® Cleland Award. agile retrospectives). By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT .

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

Foundations of Risk Management, 2nd Edition, Terje Aven, John Wiley & Sons, 2012. 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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Concept of Operations

Herding Cats

The notion that agile development is a free-for-all development of what ever the customer wants to produce next, with the customer identifying the next important thing to develop works just fine for de minimus projects. Developing a Stakeholder-Assisted Agile CONOPS Development Process," Ali Mostashari, Sara A. 1, 2012. Agile Architecture Decision Making Governance Principles Project Management Systems Theory

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The Trouble with Charts

Herding Cats

This chart is from " The Impact of Agile Quantified.". The final problem, just like the Standish Reports, is that the samples may or may not represent the total population of projects in the agile space. Savage, John Wiley & Sons, 2012. Today the Rally chart reappeared.

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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.