Review Blue Striped Frog – The agile community – Magazine (2nd edition)

Henny Portman

I just had a sneak preview of the second edition of the Blue Striped Frog magazine. This second magazine offers interesting stories, new insights and real life cases at UWV, NN, Praktijkschool Oost ter Hout, BAM, New10 and ABN Amro and last but not least a new agile framework.

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Review Blue Striped Frog – The agile community – Magazine (1st edition)

Henny Portman

Last week I received a few copies of a brand new magazine from Vincent Snijder, the editor in chief. A magazine for the Blue Striped Frog community of professionals who are engaged in transformations towards increasing organizational agility. Conclusion I like this new magazine.

2020 64
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Benefits of Time Management

ActiveCollab

MagazineIt appears that these days, time is a hot commodity. However, since we all get the same 24 hours, why do some people achieve so much more than others? Well, the answer lies in excellent time management. Organization and planning are crucial aspects of effective time management.

2020 42

State of the practice: Agile

Musings on Project Management

I was looking back at some prior essays on Agile and came across the April 2012 PMNetwork magazine. Specifically I was attracted (again) to page 58 for an interview with some agilists on the state of the practice. 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

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The Distinction Between Working From Home and Working Remotely

ActiveCollab

MagazineThe covid-19 pandemic has brought us numerous challenges and, among them, some new business trends. Remote working has been a hot topic for many companies worldwide, but now it's even more pronounced.

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Culture makes or breaks your agile transition

Henny Portman

This article was published in the Blue Striped Frog magazine. To read the complete Blue Striped Frog magazine or get a (free) subscription, see my review.

2021 67

Smartphones Replacing Personal Computers

ActiveCollab

MagazineWhile some claim that computers are at the end of their era, others believe that smartphones, due to their ergonomic features, will never satisfy the needs of average employees. This battle has been going on for several years, and we are yet to see the outcome.

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Wrapping up 2020!

ActiveCollab

MagazineAs we're approaching the start of a new year, one can't help but look back and ponder upon what the latest revolution of the Earth brought. This December, there's a lot to think about. Very few of us could have predicted what was in store when we celebrated the beginning of 2020!

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Top Remote Work Content Around the Web

ActiveCollab

MagazineWorking from home is definitely not a new thing.

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Perceptions on risk -- a perfect storm of problems.

Musings on Project Management

Ribeiro, writing in ASK magazine for NASA, has a nice posting on risk perception. The messenger: “Unfortunately, my King … here I am, unwilling and unwanted … because I know that no one ever welcomes a bearer of bad news.” Antigone by Sophocles, circa 442 BC The surprise: “It is pardonable to be defeated, but never to be surprised.” Frederick, the Great Pedro C. He reports on a study Risk Management

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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. Specifically I was attracted (again) to page 58 for an interview with some agilists on the state of the practice. 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 Value

2017 150

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. Specifically I was attracted (again) to page 58 for an interview with some agilists on the state of the practice. 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

2017 150

The Almighty Internet Collects Data About You: Are You Safe?

ActiveCollab

MagazineLife is too short for reading Privacy policies. Or is it? We’re bound to service providers via the almighty internet. You pay and accept their terms of use, and they provide a service.

2020 44

PMP® vs. PMI-RMP® Certification

Project Risk Coach

CIO magazine ranked the PMP® as the top project management certification. Do you have your PMP® certification, but you're thinking about obtaining another Project Management Institute (PMI) certification? PMI offers eight certifications.

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How To Be More Productive

ActiveCollab

MagazineA friend once told me, "I'm not working a lot right now, yet I'm getting so much done! It's a mystery." Or is it? Productivity and burnout are quite the topic these days. What follows are some pieces of advice on how to be more productive. They may not be what you expect, though. DEFINE WHAT STRESSES YOU OUT If productivity is Superman, stress is kryptonite. There's no need to talk about its negative effects on health, but here's an indirect way it affects productivity: insomnia.

Change management helps when implementing risk responses

Kiron Bondale

Read any of the case studies which are published in PMI’s monthly PM Network magazine and effective risk management is nearly always identified as a contributor to a team’s success on large, complex projects. A student in a project management class I taught shared the concern that it was very hard for her to get risk responses implemented.

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Do You Need to Go to University to Gain a Career in Project Management?

Arras People

This article originally appeared in PMI’s PM Network magazine – the magazine for members. The short answer is no – there are plenty of people working in project management today that haven’t been to university. Not having a degree won’t stop you from entering a project management job yet lots of employers do prefer that their staff have a degree for certain roles – management positions being one of them.

2017 179

My “Bird’s eye view in the agile forest” article translated in Russian

Henny Portman

I am pleased to inform you that my featured paper “ A bird’s eye view on the agile forest ” has been translated and published in Russian by the Magazine of COBHET (SOVNET), the Russian Project Management Association, with the title “????? ????????????? ? ?????? ????????????”.

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Overview of my year 2020 book reviews

Henny Portman

Magazines. 9 – 2020 Vakblad Projectmanagement (Dutch) Review Blue Striped Frog – The agile community – Magazine (1st edition) AGILE NXT 3rd edition. 2020 was again an extremely fruitful book review year.

2020 67

3 Ways Most People Will Fail at Remote Work in 2021 (And How to Avoid Them!)

The Lazy Project Manager

Regardless, as Forbes Magazine recently reported, remote work is not something we can leave behind in 2020. Last March, most non-essential workers traded in their office spaces for the comfort of their own homes.

2021 271

‘A new new bird’s eye view on the agile forest’, the final version

Henny Portman

A translated version with around 70 frameworks has been published in Russian by the Magazine of COBHET (SOVNET), the Russian Project Management Association, with the title “????? ????????????? ? ?????? ????????????”.In My quest for agile frameworks, ways-of-working or methods is finished.

2021 64

Agile: Should I Be Taking Training? – Project Management Advice

Arras People

This short advice piece is taken from my latest column for PMI’s PM Network magazine – available to members. “ I’m hearing a lot about Agile and project management. Should I be taking some training in this area?” ” Agile and more specifically Agile Project Management has certainly been in the spotlight over the last few years and this is a question I’ve been asked a lot. Project Managers, especially those working within I.T

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Keeping up to date: the value of training

Girl's Guide to PM

If you aren’t a member of your professional body (like the Chartered Insurance Institute or the CIPD etc) then find someone who is and get them to donate you their society magazine once they are done with it. Project Management Rebels is a teaching-led group mentoring programme.

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Tips for Working from Home During the Covid-19 Crisis

International Institute for Learning

Read a magazine or a book, or catch up on personal messages. As we face the current societal and organizational struggles of a worldwide health crisis, many employees and teams are finding themselves working from home for the first time, or for the first time on a daily basis.

2020 77

PDUs for CAPM: The Complete Guide for 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Look at your company’s strategic plan or industry magazines (not specifically project management related – ones that relate to the industry that you work in). Do you need PDUs for the Certified Associate in Project Management ( CAPM ) ® certificate? As of 1 October 2020, you do!

2020 236

Project Management Career Q&A – Strategic and Business Management Development

Arras People

This Q&A originally featured in PMI’s PM Network magazine – June 2017 edition. As a project manager thinking about my development for the coming year, what would you recommend in the ‘strategic and business management’ portion of the Talent Triangle? The great thing about this portion of the triangle is that the world really is your oyster.

2017 202

How to Plan an Event

ProjectManager.com

That can include radio, TV, newspaper and magazine advertisements. We leveraged radio, and TV, newspapers, and magazines. Need to know how to plan an event? If you’re planning a big event like a conference, we can help you successfully plan, structure and lay it out.

Overseeing 135 book reviews, what stands out?

Henny Portman

I provided book reviews for all eight issues of a Dutch Project Management Magazine (Vakblad Projectmanagement). On request of this Dutch PM magazine, I was asked whether one or more common threads could be discovered in all these underlying books.

2020 64

Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) membership magazine – PM Network – has just released the January issue with a report – 2020 Jobs Report – available for project management practitioners to take a look at (currently only available for members).

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Review 12.5 years AGILE in the Netherlands

Henny Portman

Xebia published an interactive e-magazine Agile NXT ‘ 12.5 To read the e-magazine go to [link]. years AGILE in the Netherlands – more than a decade of agile captured in compelling stories and next steps for the future’. In total seven interviews and five articles.

2021 64

Easy Projects Ranks in Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies List 3rd Year in a Row

EasyProjects

Originally developed by PROFIT and now published in a special Growth List print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the December issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at GrowthList.ca Toronto, ON (October 16th, 2020) Canadian Business ranked Easy Projects, No.

2020 79

Forbes Communications Council – Why Is It Good For Your Business?

TimeCamp

Forbes is one of the most popular American business magazines. What Is Forbes Communications Council? Productivity forbes communications council

2018 40

Successfully Pivoting Your Sales Strategy

Redbooth

Our co-founder and CEO, Yuri Sagalov, recently authored an article in Selling Power magazine titled Successfully Navigating a Sales Pivot. Selling Power provides an online magazine, a blog, events, a TV channel and other resources to help sales teams lead their sales forces to deliver higher revenues. In the article, Yuri shares some valuable lessons that we learned when we redefined our go-to-market sales strategy when we launched Amium.

Linkedin and Project Manager Titles

Arras People

These Q&As come from my column in PM Network – the membership magazine for the Project Management Institute. What’s the best way to write a title on Linkedin? The place for your name and headline is the most important area on a Linkedin profile, it’s what people see first in searches, in group comments and if you’re using your profile to apply for a new job. Make sure you use the character allowance wisely, it’s 120 now.

2018 137

Dreading Taking the Meeting Minutes?

Arras People

This question came from my regular column in PMI’s Network magazine – if you have a question, leave it in the comments section and we’ll feature it in a future edition. I’ve been working in a Project Officer role for a few months, it’s my first time in the role and I feel out of my depth. I really dread having to minute the project meetings because I don’t know what people are talking about, what should I do?

2018 182

50 shades of gray between agile and waterfall

Henny Portman

To download the magazine including my article and many more (mostly in Polish and some in English): Strefa-PMI-26-2019 (50 shades article Henny). This article, published in Kwartalnik Project Management Institute Poland Chapter [link] Wrzesie? 2019 nr 26, is an updated version of the 50 shades of gray between agile and waterfall story I presented during the last NTPM 2019 conference in Gda?sk, sk, Poland.

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Project Management Careers Q&A – Becoming a Business Agile Coach

Arras People

This Q&A originally featured in PMI’s PM Network magazine – June 2017 edition. I have been in practice with Agile, particularly Scrum, Kanban and XP, and I am looking to become an Agile Coach. I am currently certified as a CSM and CSPO. While I have a great understanding of guiding from a “bottom-up” perspective, I am very interested in coaching from a “top-down” point of view.

2017 150

New to Project Management – No Experience!

Arras People

These Q&As come from my column in PM Network – the membership magazine for the Project Management Institute. I need a little advice; I changed my career path and decided on project management, I earned the CAPM because I don’t have formal experience – any suggestions on how to use transferable skills to my advantage? There are two main avenues to explore.

2018 148

Project Management Careers Q&A – PMO Manager Career Path

Arras People

This article was recently published in PM Network – the monthly project management magazine for PMI members worldwide. I’ve been working as a PMO Manager for a number of years now and I want to progress further into portfolio level PMOs, getting involved in strategy execution and generally working at a more senior level. What do I need to consider to make this transition?

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Getting Ready For a Project Management Job Change

Arras People

These Q&As come from my column in PM Network – the membership magazine for the Project Management Institute. I’m thinking about a change in job this year, is there anything I can be doing now in preparation? Like every good project professional you should start with a plan. Your plan should start with taking the time to get your resume up to date, then updating your Linkedin profile. Next you need to be thinking about what kind of opportunities you are looking for.

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