Is Agile Really Cheaper?

Tyner Blain

There are several ways to answer the question “is agile cheaper than waterfall?” ” Here are two of my favorites: “It depends. Agile done well is cheaper, as long as you measure correctly.” ” “You’re asking the wrong question.

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Why Write Requirements

Tyner Blain

There is a lot of advice out there for how to write requirements. There is not as much discussion about why to write requirements. Spend some time thinking about why you write requirements before you make decisions about how to write your requirements. Why Write Requirements?

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Trending Sources

How is SaaS Changing Product Management – A Research Thesis

Tyner Blain

Paddy Barrett in Ireland is preparing his Master’s thesis on Product Management and would like to interview (USA) state-side product managers for his primary research. It would be awesome if you could help him, and help us all. My Connection.

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Cargo Cult Requirements

Tyner Blain

Is your team focusing on the mechanics of creating good software, without understanding the connections from your efforts to your goals? Are you primarily focused on the structure of use cases, the syntax of user stories, and the cardinality of your domain diagrams?

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010 Making Sense of Social Media in Project Management with Tony Adams

PM for the Masses

You have heard that one of the top functions of the project manager is to communicate. The thing is, social media is increasingly becoming the method of choice for people to communicate today. So what is the project manager to make of this? Social media and Project Management?

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011 Stop Hiring Project Managers!

PM for the Masses

Today’s episode is a bit longer than usual, but it’s PACKED with great things, so I hope you don’t mind.

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Next Generation of Project Management: Leading Strategic Projects and Having Fun

Guerrilla Project Management

Aaron Shenhar on how the next generation of project management will transform project management practitioners into strategic leaders focused on business results. Dr. Aaron Shenhar says that the Project Management profession is ready for the next generation in its evolution.

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What will 2013 bring?

PM for the Masses

It’s been a while since you last heard from me, but I am happy to let you know that I have big plans for PM for the Masses for 2013. The post What will 2013 bring? Happy New Year!

015 Project Managers: Be Excellent!

PM for the Masses

It’s a new week and I bring you episode 15 of the PM for the Masses Podcast. It’s great to have you as part of this thriving community. If you haven’t been to our Google+ community, you’re missing out! Today I bring you the multitalented Frank Saladis, PMP.

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Networking in the 21st century?

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone! I’m working on a new presentation and would love your thoughts on this. When thinking about networking as a professional on this age of social media and instant communication, what comes to mind? Do you have any thoughts or tips on how to best network today?

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How to be a happy project manager

Guerrilla Project Management

So much has been written about how to be a successful project manager. There are too many resources on how to be highly effective, productive, and efficient project manager. But there is no help for how to be a happy project manager. Let me ask you this: what is the point of professional success, if. Leadership Mindset Neuroscience of Leadership

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Dan Pink on the Surprising Truth about Moving and Motivating Others

Guerrilla Project Management

Dan Pink shares the big ideas in his books A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human on the surprising truth about how to move and motivate others. Dan Pink has written three books that have changed the way I think about motivation and influence. First, in A Whole New Mind, Dan shifts.

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020 Project Managers: Go Out On Your Own

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone and welcome to the Project Management for the Masses Podcast, my name is Cesar Abeid your host, and this is THE podcast about project management and project managers. Thanks again for listening! I wish I could give each and every one of you a hug, and depending on your ethnicity this would be […]. The post 020 Project Managers: Go Out On Your Own appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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016 The Secrets for Getting Promoted as a Project Manager

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone once again and welcome to the PM for the Masses Podcast, the Podcast about project management and project managers. So stow your tray tables, put your seats in the upright position and get ready once again to be entertained, educated, and inspired. Today I have the classy Farnoosh Brock and we will discuss […]. The post 016 The Secrets for Getting Promoted as a Project Manager appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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Project and Portfolio Management at Adidas

Guerrilla Project Management

Marc van der Heijden, Vice President of Global IT at Adidas, shares his insights on how Adidas, the global leader in the sporting goods industry, manages its IT project portfolio. Marc van der Heijden, Vice President of Global IT at Adidas, shares his insights on the challenges that organizations like Adidas face in managing their.

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The Secret to Motivating Your Team: Stop Trying

Guerrilla Project Management

A project manager asked: I’m constantly finding myself seeking ways to improve team work and need some ideas on how to motivate my project team and also how to celebrate project successes? Here is my advise to this project manager: People don’t need to be motivated. So you can stop trying. What you need to. Leadership Mindset

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019 Time Management and the Project Manager

PM for the Masses

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Today is Monday and as you start your work week you’re likely to be facing lots of different projects that demand your attention, but most of all, your time. Besides managing your own time, you might have a team of people with varying levels of […]. The post 019 Time Management and the Project Manager appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend.

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How to manage localization projects

Guerrilla Project Management

Jennifer McNulty and Rafa Ballesteros, two topnotch experts on localization, share their insights on how to manage localization projects. Localization is the process of modifying a product in order to adapt it to a specific cultural environment.

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Assertiveness for Women Project Managers

Guerrilla Project Management

Naomi shares her insights on why assertiveness is vital for women project managers for delivering successful projects, getting what they want, and commanding respect. Handling high-stakes project situations without seeming either shy or pushy is a critical skill that every project manager must develop. I had the pleasure of talking to Naomi Caietti, a leadership.

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PM for the Masses Podcast: Introduction

PM for the Masses

After months of planning and preparation, I am so thrilled to launch the PM for the Masses Podcast. The ribbon is officially cut! On this episode “zero” I introduce myself and tell you what this show is all about. I would love it if you would subscribe to the show in iTunes using this link. […]. The post PM for the Masses Podcast: Introduction appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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Set Goals and Achieve them in 2014 with Harry Che: Episode 23

PM for the Masses

This is the last episode of 2013, and I thought we should talk about what a lot of people talk about around this time of the year: New Year’s resolutions. This is the last episode of 2013, and I thought we should talk about what a lot of people talk about around this time of the year: New Year’s resolutions. Hello everyone and welcome to episode 23 of the PM for the Masses Podcast!

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018 Project Managers: Create Insanely Effective Presentations with Nancy Duarte

PM for the Masses

Today I bring you my conversation with the astute Nancy Duarte, a communication expert who works with the top brands in the world. We will talk about the art of creating compelling presentations. As I read her book “Resonate,” it became obvious to me that Nancy is not only a competent professional who bases her […]. The post 018 Project Managers: Create Insanely Effective Presentations with Nancy Duarte appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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017 Project Managers, Let’s All Use Plain Language

PM for the Masses

Hello once again! I am a big advocate for the use of plain language. If you have been listening to the show for a while, you probably have noticed that I tend to speak to you as I would to a friend. Though part of it it’s because English is my second language, it’s just […]. The post 017 Project Managers, Let’s All Use Plain Language appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Hello once again! I am a big advocate for the use of plain language.

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Starting your Project Management Business with Francis Hooke: Episode 22

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the PM for the Masses Podcast! This week I have a laid back, friendly chat with my buddy Francis Hooke.

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013 Who the heck is Cesar Abeid? My first solo episode!

PM for the Masses

Hello all and welcome once again to the Project Management Podcast. This is episode 13, and for the first time ever, I am doing an episode solo! That’s right. I’m the host and the guest. On today’s show I share my struggles with stepping up and taking charge of my own project. I explain the […]. The post 013 Who the heck is Cesar Abeid? My first solo episode! appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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Life is a project. You are the manager.

PM for the Masses

Dear Project Manager: Have you ever felt like you were stuck? Have you ever felt like you didn’t like your job, or like that promotion might never come, or that you’d like to start your own consultancy or business but didn’t know where to start? Have you ever thought you’d be a great public speaker, […]. The post Life is a project. You are the manager. appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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009 Project Manager: Blog Like a Boss with Leslie Samuel

PM for the Masses

It’s another week and it’s a new episode of the PM for the Masses Podcast. This is THE podcast about project management and project managers. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee if you can, and prepare to be entertained, educated, and inspired! Today is one of those inspiring episodes.

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What does Project Management mean to me?

PM for the Masses

This post is part of the worldwide PM FlashBlog initiative. For more information, visit this page. Every other year I hop on a plane with my family and fly from Toronto to Seattle for Christmas.

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Risk Psychology: Understanding Risk Personality Types and their implications for project decisions

Guerrilla Project Management

Geoff Trickey, Managing Director of Psychological Consultancy Ltd, shares a framework for understanding Risk Personality Types and their impact on project decisions. Conventional risk management in projects has focused primarily on the nature of the risk itself and the methods to quantify and manage risks. The critical importance of the human nature of risk has.

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How to Break into Project Management

Guerrilla Project Management

Here is how you break into Project Management: First, some unpleasant truths: Nobody hires an entry level PM or a Junior PM. These types of positions are given to internal employees who are trusted and only to lead projects that are not high visibility/high exposure. There is just too much risk for managers when they. Career Development Career in

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How I Met My Brain

Guerrilla Project Management

The first time I met my brain was 15 years ago, when the doctor showed me MRI scans of a tumor that was growing in my head, causing me unbearable pain, and threatening my life. After a successful operation, I fully recovered and was back to normal. I soon forgot about my brain. Few years. Leadership

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006 Risk Management and the Secret Sauce of Carl Pritchard

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone and welcome to episode 6 of the Project Management for the Masses Podcast! Today we will talk about risk management and the man who wrote the book on it, Mr. Carl Pritchard. On today’s episode we will talk about: What’s the PMBOK Guide? What is risk and risk management? Why take a methodological […]. The post 006 Risk Management and the Secret Sauce of Carl Pritchard appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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002 Think Better and Use Your Strengths to Improve Your Weaknesses: Axiology with Traci Duez

PM for the Masses

I’m glad to bring you episode 2 of the PM for the Masses Podcast! Have you ever wondered what axiology is? Me neither. However, my guest today has convinced me that it is one the most powerful tools for one’s personal success. Being the Project Manager for a small company, I often felt like I […]. The post 002 Think Better and Use Your Strengths to Improve Your Weaknesses: Axiology with Traci Duez appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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Designing the Plane While Flying It: Organizational Change Management at Cisco

Guerrilla Project Management

Doug Walton, PhD., shares insights on how Organizational Change Management helps Cisco chart a course for continuous change in the fast-paced, competitive, and global high tech industry. How does an organization maintain its market leadership when its processes, technologies, and entire business model are changing at all levels, constantly, and continuously? Drawing upon years of. Doug Walton, PhD.,

008 Likeonomics with Rohit Bhargava

PM for the Masses

It’s a new week, so welcome to a new episode of the Project Management for the Masses Podcast! I recently devoured a book called “Likeonomics” an Amazon #1 best seller in “Global Marketing,”Motivation and Self-Help,” and in 6 other categories. In this book, Rohit Bhargava convinced me through real stories and lots of research, that […]. The post 008 Likeonomics with Rohit Bhargava appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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Project Management at the United Nations: Projects Management for Sustainable Social Change

Guerrilla Project Management

Ricardo Vargas, director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations, on project management at the U.N and the challenges of development and sustainable social change projects. Ricardo Vargas is the director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations (U.N). His work at the U.N is focused on improving the. Ricardo Vargas, director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations, on project management at the U.N

005 The Success Story of Cornelius Fichtner and his PM Prepcast

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone and welcome to episode 5 of the PM for the Masses Podcast. It is great to be back home after my two-week pilgrimage trip in Brazil. Today I bring you the one-and-only Cornelius Fichtner, of the PM Podcast and PM Prepcast fame. If you are nor familiar with his work, Cornelius is not […]. The post 005 The Success Story of Cornelius Fichtner and his PM Prepcast appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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021 My Chat With Michael Sliwinski: Here’s Why Nozbe Is Such A Popular Productivity Tool

PM for the Masses

Think about your to-do list. Is it paper-based? Is it on a computer application? Is it on your smartphone? Now imagine all the complaints you have about the system you are using. Think about all the “wouldn’t-it-be-nice-if” features that you wished your productivity system had. My guest today, Michael Sliwinski, did exactly that. Then he […].

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PMI-ACP Exam Lessons Learned - Do NOT Underestimate it!

Deep Fried Brain

PMI-ACP Lessons Learned: I'm pleased to inform you that I PASSED the PMI-ACP exam yesterday (Oct 28, 2013), couple weeks earlier than my original estimate. Passing any exam is a matter of. Agile Lessons Learned PMI-ACP

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003 Getting Things Done with David Allen

PM for the Masses

On today’s episode of the PM for the Masses Podcast I bring you David Allen, the best selling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Press the play button above to listen to the episode. As I mention on today’s show, Getting Things Done has changed my life. It is truly the […]. The post 003 Getting Things Done with David Allen appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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