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Mark Layton

About: Mark Layton

Mark Layton is an industry-recognized expert on project and program management and an active coach on complex Agile implementations. He is the Los Angeles chair for the Agile Project Leadership Network and the founder of Platinum Edge, an organization improvement company that supports businesses looking to strategically improve project ROI. Mr. Layton is also the author of Wiley & Sons Agile Project Management for Dummies and Scrum for Dummies.  

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5 Common Agile PM Transition Pitfalls to Avoid

Written on September 18, 2015, by

Agile transformations do not take place overnight, which is the stark reality. They require discipline and consistent inspecting, adapting and follow-through. Any well-intended transformation is at risk of slipping back to old ways if certain challenges and pitfalls are not addressed and avoided. Here are five major pitfalls organizations face in their agile transitions: 1….

The 5 Questions to Ask in Assembling Your First Agile PM Team

Written on September 11, 2015, by

Assembling your first agile team in a traditional non-agile organization has challenges, and the purpose of this article is to highlight certain questions that can be asked to break through the challenges and ensure you form the best, most qualified team possible. When considering who is the best fit for an agile project, managers may…

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