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Agile Software Development - goes over fundamental agile concepts to enhance your software development skills. Six Sigma and Lean: Quantitative Tools for Productivity and Quality - covers how to master Six Sigma and Lean fundamentals to improve productivity and quality in your organization and earn a TUM Lean and Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification. The site offers various PM modules and certification.

Do We Need ‘Agile’ Leadership?

Agile Coach

Yesterday Adriana Girdler and I presented Timeless Leadership at the Toronto Agile Tour. Our intent was to show that everything we need to know about leadership has already been invented, we just need to stop and look around once in a while instead of jumping on the next agile fad. Does anyone remember when Agile Readiness Assessments were all the rage in 2008/2009? Here’s the thing, take what we agile practitioners say with a grain of salt.

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7 Best PRINCE2 Books for 2021 (Including PRINCE2 Agile Books)

Girl's Guide to PM

The PRINCE2® certification exam is tricky to pass because of the style of objective testing and the number of questions you have to answer. Make sure you get the 2017 (latest) version. PRINCE2 Study Guide (2017 Update) by David Hinde. PRINCE2 Agile.

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What is an agile coach? A valuable role for organizational change

Agilemania

Agile coaching skills is one of the most in-demand skills nowadays. Agile coaching is an essential skill for scrum masters, agile coaches, and leadership coaches to support self-managed teams.

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PMBOK Guide – 6th Edition gets an Agile Appendix + All new Agile Practice Guide

Leading Answers

Changes for this edition include an Agile Appendix and Agile Introductions to each of the Knowledge Areas. I believe some agile approaches can be used on every project. However, not everyone shares my view and so the agile coverage in the PMBOK Guide – 6 th Edition is focussed in the Appendix and Knowledge Area Introductions, leaving the bulk of the guide unchanged with its coverage of single-pass, iterative and incremental approaches to projects.

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9 Benefits of CPM Certification

Techno-PM

Certified Project Manager CPM Certification Although becoming qualified may not be required in your particular line of work, there are many benefits to obtaining 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. In 2017, the median salary for a project manager in Australia was approximately AU$142,800 per year. PM Certifications

Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

From the UK, Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognized project leadership coach, trainer, and consultant. She is the author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership. Another thing I appreciate about Kiron is that he not only is a Project Management Professional (PMP), he is certified as a Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), along with other certifications. His passions are Agile, project management methodologies, and PMOs.

Why PMPs Should Actually Read the PMBOK 6th Edition

Project Risk Coach

Four Reasons to Read the PMBOK 6th Edition The Project Management Institute (PMI) released the PMBOK 6 th Edition on September 6 th , 2017. I’m glad I got my certification behind me.” PMI conducts Role Delineation Studies for each certification every five to seven years. The Sixth Edition includes current content on agile and other iterative and adaptive practices. Get the Agile Practice Guide. You can download your PDF copy of the Agile Practice Guide.

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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

There has been a rise in the transition of project management, product management and software development teams from traditional Waterfall methodologies to Agile ones. Those who don’t know much about agile, are also unaware of its popular frameworks like Kanban that is used to implement agile software development. Scrum is also the framework of agile for completing complex projects. The scrum master is a facilitator of an agile team. What is Agile?

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Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

From the UK, Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognized project leadership coach, trainer, and consultant. She is the author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership. Another thing I appreciate about Kiron is that he not only is a Project Management Professional (PMP), he is certified as a Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), along with other certifications. His passions are Agile, project management methodologies, and PMOs.

Why PMPs Should Actually Read the PMBOK 6th Edition

Project Risk Coach

Four Reasons to Read the PMBOK 6th Edition The Project Management Institute (PMI) released the PMBOK 6 th Edition on September 6 th , 2017. I’m glad I got my certification behind me.” PMI conducts Role Delineation Studies for each certification every five to seven years. The Sixth Edition includes current content on agile and other iterative and adaptive practices. Get the Agile Practice Guide. You can download your PDF copy of the Agile Practice Guide.

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The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

MavenLink

So where did many of the business and technology executives and professionals frequent to find the top content of 2017? Takeaway: Ensuring strategic alignment, benefits realization, the linkage between strategy formulation and execution, executive sponsorship, hiring the right talent, adopting agile practices, and tackling technology disruption are keys to success. Certification. Top 11 project management certifications for 2017 (CIO).

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Got Your CSM, Now What?

Leading Answers

Of course, learning is not tied to credentials, many people are anti-certification and that is an understandable choice. I want to disclose upfront that I have been involved with the development of ICAgile, PMI-ACP, and DSDM Leadership credentials so I likely have some bias and preferences. This is not meant to be an exhaustive catalogue of agile credentials rather a thinking or discussion tool for getting the research process started. 

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Conference Updates

Leading Answers

Agile Project Management Certification Events Leadership TravelIn the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to attend and present at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago and the PMO Symposium in Houston. This week I am off to present at a PMI Chapter conference.

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Conference Updates

Leading Answers

As agile approaches mature and spread beyond software the project management landscape continues to evolve. Agile Project Management Certification Events Leadership TravelIn the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to attend and present at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago and the PMO Symposium in Houston. This week I am off to present at a PMI Chapter conference in Saskatchewan and then the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) in Dubai.

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Conference Updates

Leading Answers

As agile approaches mature and spread beyond software the project management landscape continues to evolve. Agile Project Management Certification Events Leadership TravelIn the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to attend and present at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago and the PMO Symposium in Houston. This week I am off to present at a PMI Chapter conference in Saskatchewan and then the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) in Dubai.

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43 Learning Resources for New and Experienced Project Managers

LiquidPlanner

Certificate Programs. He explains how to succeed or fail fast for projects that are too uncertain to use waterfall project management and too complex to succeed with agile project management. This course is intended to prepare you for the fully-online accredited Applied Project Management Certificate from the University of California, Irvine. Start date: November 6, 2017. Coursera: Applied Project Management certificate. Start date: December 4, 2017.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Amy Hamilton

Girl's Guide to PM

It is written as a leadership fable and many of the traits of my main character are based on people I know and have worked with. I am currently working on a Master’s Degree Certificate from the US National Defense University and am starting a PhD program in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, USA. Today I’m interviewing Amy Hamilton. Amy’s spoken at a TEDTalk, served in the US Army, and is writing a book.

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The 20 Education Venues for Online Master of Project Management

Project-Management.pm

An online master of project management is one of the best investments one has in order to advance his or her certification levels or acquire one. One of the degrees that they offer is Master’s in project Management with a Project Management certificate. Both the program and curriculum refer to The Project Management Body of Knowledge ( PMBoK®-Guide ), as well as serve to fulfill the Project Management Professional ( PMP )® Certification. Economics for Leadership.

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Being Human in Agile

Stepping Into Project Management

Agile is one of the most-discussed subjects in any process domain. With commercialization and certification now so easily available to many, the approach has become easier to learn and implement, and with that has come the liability of seeing it as only a set of rules and practices. Among many, Agile has become only a term. Rarely does anyone talk about the human factor in Agile. Storytelling Don’t approach an Agile transformation with hard-set rules and terminologies.

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Socio political complexity and project management

Susanne Madsen

Change can be good if we open our minds to it and become more agile in our approaches. It turned out that 80% of the training and certification was focused on structural complexity, 10% on emergent and 10% on socio political complexity. The organisation is agile and sees change as an opportunity. If you liked this post, you may also like: Project Leadership - 20 essential tips ​ Why do projects continue to fail - and what can we do about it?

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Have you got these Future Ready skills?

Lynne Cazaly

While these may not be as specific as in ‘go to this course’ or ‘get this certification’ (don't by the way) -- there are some domains of expertise that will help us handle what’s ahead, no matter our role, project, team, enterprise or industry. This domain is about agility not rigidity. agility business agility change fufuture of work leadership work skillsHow to get ready for the stuff that hasn't even happened yet.

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

Wrike

Where can you go to talk Gantt charts, work breakdown structures, and Agile workflows to your heart’s content with other project management aficionados? Index: Online Training Programs & Certification Prep. Online Training & Certification Prep. Sign up for virtual learning or self-paced courses on Agile, Project Portfolio Management, preventing project failure, and managing high-risk projects.

9 Ways to Identify the “Perfect” Scrum Master

Agile Advice

In 2017, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland updated the Scrum Values document, and in a video that same year discussed the changes they were making. A colleague stated that a good Scrum Master must understand 4 things: the business s/he works in, the technology s/he works with, Agile and Scrum principles, and, most importantly, people! As well, specialized skills can be taught, including leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution, compassion and more. Preamble.

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Top 12 Most Relevant Project Management Books You Need to Read

ActiveCollab

Introduction to Agile Methods by Kristin Runyan & Sondra Ashmore. The book covers most important agile methodologies in project management. If you’re new to agile, it’s a good introduction. But even if you’re an experienced project manager, the book is still worth reading because it will give you a broader, systematic overview of everything agile-related. Once you’re familiar with agile methodologies, you should learn more about Kanban.

Top 12 Most Relevant Project Management Books You Need to Read

ActiveCollab

Introduction to Agile Methods by Kristin Runyan & Sondra Ashmore. The book covers most important agile methodologies in project management. If you’re new to agile, it’s a good introduction. If you’re an experienced project manager, the book is still worth reading because it will give you a broader, systematic overview of everything agile-related. The book compares agile to waterfall, breaks down various Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, XP, FDD, Lean, etc.),

How To Become A Project Manager: The Ultimate Guide

Project Bliss

Leadership. The role of project manager is a leadership role. Leadership skills such as consensus building, motivating teams , influencing team members and stakeholders will all serve you well as a project manager. . Project Management Certifications. PMI (2017).

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PRINCE2: The Project Management Method Explained

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a predictive methodology, although PRINCE2 Agile allows for agile frameworks. PRINCE2 was released in 1996 and had major updates in 2009 and 2017. PRINCE2 Agile came along in 2018 to enable PRINCE2 to work with agile concepts like timeboxing and Kanban.

The PMI Talent Triangle: A Guide [for members and non-members]

Online PM Courses

Take a look at our reviews of the last three ( 2016 , 2017 , 2018 ). Employers also need business acumen and skills in leadership. The PMI’s Talent Triangle articulates the skills a modern project manager needs to deliver projects and to contribute to the leadership of their organizations. The PMI Talent Triangle defines three areas for continuing education for holders of all PMI certifications. Leadership. For example, PMP certification. Leadership.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a lot to read, so here are some spoilers drawn from common themes I heard time and time again in the interviews: Agile – if you don’t know enough about it, you need to start learning. Leadership – ethical, authentic leadership is what helps get work done and set you apart from your peers. In 2018, it might seem like we could let our increasingly agile, multi-disciplinary, and highly collaborative teams just get on with it. Agile project management is on the rise.

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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). These five principles of project success are stated as questions that need to be answered using units of measure meaningful to the decision makers, College of Performance Management , Measurable News, 2017. Agile Project Management. EVM World 2017.

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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

When we did our roundup of the 50 best Project Management Blogs in 2017 it quickly became one of our most popular posts. Project Management Blogs about Agile and Agile Methods. It’s apparently targeted at IT PM, but the sections on Managing Projects, Applied Leadership, and Business Acumen speak clearly to PMI’s Talent Triangle. This is mainly for experienced PMs and you should avoid it if you drank the Agile cool-aid and accept some of its assertions uncritically.

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The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020

Planio

The best books for crafting your leadership qualities. True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable. Published date: 2017 (6th edition). In fact, if you’re taking the PMP certification it will be your textbook.

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100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

80% of federal IT projects were self-described as ‘iterative’ or ‘Agile’ in 2017. 93% of communication service providers are using agile project management methodologies. Only 11% of companies use the Agile project management methodology. 71% of respondents use the Agile project management methodology more frequently than in previous years. 76% of organizations believe the agile methodology will be preferred over the waterfall methodology by 2020.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

But, once you are ready to consider it, do read ' PMP Certification: What You Need to Know [Complete Review]'. Good News from the PMI Pulse of the Profession 2017 Report. This is a question I am asked more often, now that we offer a range of training courses for different Project Management qualifications and certificated exams. Is Agile still a trend? Good News from the PMI Pulse of the Profession 2017 Report. What is Agile? Learning Agile.

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The Scrum Guide Reordered

Scrum.org

The Scrum Guide Reordered is based on about 90 percent of the text of the 2017 Scrum Guide, extending its original structure by adding additional categories. The Scrum Guide Reordered resulted from my preparation to pass Scrum.org’s Professional Scrum Master III certification. Agility/ business agility. Servant Leadership. TL; DR: The Scrum Guide Reordered.

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Project Management Blog Roundup: The Best of 2021

Ganttic

IT also comes with a number of tools including how-to articles, information related to certifications and much more. Here’s one about leadership in the new year that can get you off to the right start. As well as giving access to those interested in PMI® Certification.

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Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

But how important is the strategic leadership and alignment of risk planning? 2] Relevant parts of the project were managed using an Agile approach, and the project manager understood the importance of assessing risk at the start of and during each iteration, reprioritising work, whilst engaging with stakeholders, as more information became known. Their study of 2017 suggests that only 38% of business leaders believe that their business model will exist in 5 years. [3]

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Scrum Master Anti-Patterns — 20 Signs Your Scrum Master Needs Help

Scrum.org

Source : Scrum Guide 2017. The keystone of the definition of the Scrum Master role is the servant leadership aspect. Laissez-faire turned into indifference: Pointing the team in a direction where the team members themselves can find a solution for an issue is good leadership.

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