Tag: Agile

Self-Managed Teams

One of the many facets of the Agile team is that they are in large part self-managed. Coming from a traditional project management world, this

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Scrum but…

Kind of an odd turn of a phrase, but when I initially did my Scrum Master certification it was peppered throughout the course. Here are

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The PMO in the Sky

With the rapid onset of cloud computing, the main question I have been asking myself lately is, “Has the project manager’s role kept up?”  We

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The Agile Calendar

The Agile Calendar was built based on the Agile Manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html), and like the manifesto, contains 12 themes, or principals. Here I am going to go over some of the highlights. For a full view of the manifesto, and other questions you may have, I will be delivering a session called “What You Want to Know About Agile, But Are Afraid to Ask,” at our KTL User Conference 2016 in May at the Microsoft Center in Reston, Virginia, (tickets for the free event can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/11th-annual-user-conference-tickets-19015933168).

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Five Things to Watch for in 2016 for Project Managers

1.     Risk Management Will Become A Buzzword Of 2016

With the increase in globalization in the project management industry, we are seeing projects impacted by the likes of industrialization, weather, and even terrorism on our day-to-day lives. With the growth of Agile, project managers can begin to leverage risk analysis and become more proactive in their responses.  There are many tools to choose from in the market place, but the skilled professional will constantly sharpen their skills in order to prevent or leverage risk.

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Jeff Chamberlain

How To Do a Project Gap Analysis

Gap Analysis is a strategic planning tool to help understand where a project is, where it needs to be, and how to get there.

For a simplistic take, here is a project chart showing project status:

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