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Tim Runcie

About: Tim Runcie

Tim Runcie, PMP, MCP, MCTS, P-TSP, MVP is one of 6 Microsoft Project MVP’s in North America and has held that title for 16 years in a row.  A seasoned veteran of complex programs, and portfolio management systems, Tim works with companies like Microsoft on next generations of Project, Program and portfolio technologies.  Tim is an accomplished speaker, consultant, and educator, supporting the project management community for over 25 years. As the President and founder of Advisicon, Tim has written over 38 books on PM methodologies and technologies. Advisicon has added a nonprofit division focused on helping faith-based and 501-C3 organizations with implementing and training on business solutions available and provide business coaching or process automation with the mission of “Serving those who Serve.”

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The Agile Project Manager: Leveraging Agile in Microsoft Tools, Part 2

Written on February 13, 2017, by

Microsoft continues to help grow its interconnected tool suites, building functionality that project managers can use to help increase their efficiencies and deliver results with their projects and project teams. Here are just a few of the additional tools that stand out today in the software for supporting PPM and agile processes. These tools are…

The Agile Project Manager: Leveraging Agile in Microsoft Tools, Part 1

Written on February 7, 2017, by

My background in construction and construction project management includes building houses, remodeling and commercial construction. Just as a good carpenter wouldn’t have a single tool in his or her tool belt to undertake a project, neither should an agile project manager or team member rely on a single tool to provide the best possible outcome…

The Agile Project Manager: How to Build Agile Projects in Microsoft Project

Written on November 22, 2016, by

Now that you have the basics about what agile development entails, let’s look at how to build an agile project using the Microsoft Project suite (Project Professional, Project Server and Project Online). The key to success is to remember that Project is a relational database. Thus, it’s neither a waterfall tool nor an agile tool….

The Executive Who Laid a Curse on His PMs

Written on October 24, 2016, by

It was a dark and stormy night, and a lone executive who couldn’t sleep decided he wanted to spend some quality time reviewing the project schedules for a massive IT integration and implementation program. Normally, we get very excited about a senior manager who wants to spend time reviewing potential issues, risks and problems with…

The Agile Project Manager: Resource Management in Microsoft Project

Written on October 17, 2016, by

Agile teams provide one value in resource management: ensuring that each functional project manager who is using resources can actually draw them from a single source. Fortunately, there’s a tool that can be invaluable for helping with this. The latest editions of Microsoft Project allow you to designate a single file as a centralized resource…

The Agile Project Manager: The Basic Roles in Agile Projects

Written on October 3, 2016, by

A big area that makes agile so successful is the high level of interaction among the different stakeholders and team members. In agile or scrum defined roles ensure that the team doing the work is highly productive. Whether the role of that team member is estimating, planning, prioritizing or doing iterative development, the work is…

The Agile Project Manager: Your Guide to Risk Management

Written on August 26, 2016, by

Risk management works differently in agile project management vs. waterfall. In this article I highlight the basic differences and offer guidance for choosing the most effective method for your current environment. I also offer four tips for staying on track with risk management when you undertake project management using an agile discipline. Risk Management in…

The Agile Project Manager: Agile Disciplines Part 2

Written on August 9, 2016, by

In my last article, I shared details about three forms of agile disciplines: dynamic systems development method, scrum and extreme programming. In part two of this two-part story, we’ll explore several more agile methodologies: Rational Unified Process, Kanban and lean software development, feature-driven development and Crystal. Rational Unified Process Rational Unified Process or RUP is…

What-if-Scenarios Part 2 – Advanced Approaches to Scheduling with MS Project

Written on August 3, 2016, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: This continuation of Leveraging MS Project / Project Online or Server for Project, to Program What-if-Scenarios will build upon both the best practices as well as show expanded options and…

The Agile Project Manager: Agile Disciplines, Part 1

Written on July 26, 2016, by

When you hear the term, “agile,” remember that it’s comprised of many different frameworks and approaches that fundamentally support a more interactive model to prioritize and deliver features. Collectively, those various methodologies are known as agile. They all promote the values of the agile “manifesto,” and they’re consistent with those principles. As I promised in…

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