Agile Project Management Blog

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Some short articles on Agile Project Management techniques and trends in the profession.  The primary blog is hosted on the ITtoolbox.com site and I also post on LinkedIn.
 

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Agile Project Management: The Key to Accelerating Business Value

Everywhere we look we can see remarkable industry transformations and disruptions occurring all around us. Industries we used to think would always have guaranteed growth...

Enterprise Agile Transformation Starts with DevOps

Increasingly, I am becoming convinced that introducing Agile concepts within an existing enterprise IT organizational structure should start with DevOps before moving to the...

Net Neutrality: Part Deux

As some of you might remember a few years ago I posted about Net Neutrality and Agile and solicted alot of positive support from members of the IT Toolbox community. Its...

The New PMI Agile Practice Guide

One of the first changes you’ll notice with the PMBOK 6th edition is the addition of a new Agile Practice Guide. This is the first time that the PMI has released a definitive...

PMP 6th Edition Webinar!

There are a lot of changes coming to the Project Management Body of Knowledge which will be reflected on the PMP exam after March 26th. One of the most exciting is the...

PMBOK + Millenials = Agile

The PMBOK updates are designed to reflect trends occurring within the market and in the project management profession. What makes the PMBOK 6th edition interesting is how it...

PMBOK 6th Edition Updates and PMP Exam readiness

There is a lot of interest in the PMP 6th edition changes from many aspiring project managers who are thinking of taking the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. The...

EXIN Agile Scrum Master certification

Many people are familiar with EXIN for its ITIL certification program but recently they have been broadening their services and offerings which now include their first Agile...

Net Neutrality and Agile

For me, one of the most powerful aspects of Agile has been the remarkable grass roots growth that has allowed high impact ideas to surface that are readily and easily shared...

Agile Robots

I received a lot of positive feedback from my last article on All I Really Needed to Know About Agile I Learned in Boy Scouts and it led me to reflect on another experience...

All I really need to know about Agile I learned in Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts offer a great program for boys that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participative citizenship, exposes them to outdoor skills and...

PMBOK 5th Edition: Happy Co-Existence with Agile Attained?

I've been working for an organization, SimpliLearn, that specializes in teaching PMP courses to allow students to successfully pass their PMP Certification exams. The new...

Watermelon projects: Avoiding Green projects that are all Red inside

Watermelon projects occur when there’s a blocker to the transparency that Agile projects emphasize. From my experience this usually occurs when a senior executive or PMO...

PMI ACP Exam Details

As many people know, the Project Management Institute (PMI) recently unvailed their latest certification, the Agile Certification Practioner (ACP). For many project managers...

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Overview

Seeing the PMI offer an Agile certification is probably the way Nirvana felt when they became a chart topping band. After all the years railing against the ceremony and...

Playing at Agile Innovation

I recently had an opportunity attend a two day workshop on Innovation Games, a collection of techniques that emphasize business collaboration and cooperation through playing...

Agile 2010 Presentation

This particular topic is one that I've been refining over a number of years on how to effectively scale Agile techniques and principles across large, enterprise...

SuperPerformance Book Tour

I met Dave when he presented at one of the local Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN) sessions on Servant Leadership and we were both struck by how much in common there...

Agile and Superformance

I'll be participating in the Superformance podcast series that Corpus Optima has been hosting each week this Sunday (Dec. 20th) at 3:00PM CST. The Superformance series is...

Agile Update

I've noticed my blog has been languishing for a number of months although I've been quite busy preparing and presenting a number of papers on agile adoption and application...

Agile Adoption across the Organization

As more organizations adopt Agile practices, understanding how long it takes to develop these skills across an organization and how to manage the process of skills adoption...

What's in a Demo?

At the completion of an iteration or sprint, it's important to show a demonstration of what had been accomplished to stakeholders in order to provide a measure of progress...

From V to I: How Agile Practices Reduce Cycle Times

Several years ago I came across an interesting article on the Agile Commons, which described how leveraging agile techniques of pulling testing foward early into the...

Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN)

The APLN was started in 2005 by Jim Highsmith, one of the original signatories of the Agile Manifesto, as a community focused on building great teams and delivering value...

Agile Chefs, Cooks and Recipe Books

The particular course I was taking was a Virtual Team offering which used the Kiersey-Bates temperament sorter to help teams recognize the different strengths and complements...