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Agile Methodology vs. Traditional Forms of Project Management for Software Developers

Something of a revolution has occurred in the software development arena over the last few decades. Many companies, large and small, have converted to Agile project management methodology instead of the classic Waterfall type approaches that had dominated the development landscape some years ago. In my view, the reason for this is simple. The software…

Project Managers are Change Managers

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 0.75 PMI® PDUs in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: Projects and programs by their nature create change, and sophisticated organizations know strategic change happens through projects and programs. Project, program and portfolio managers who want their…

Project Management, Jungle-Style

It was Rudyard Kipling who popularized the idiom “law of the jungle” back in 1894, and ever since I was a kid falling asleep to passages of Jungle Book, I’ve been fascinated by everything jungle. Another popular expression, “It’s a jungle out there,” is also how I would describe my career as a PM, where…

Red Flags, Blue Lessons

Watch for these warning signs, so you don’t end up twisting in the wind! As a project manager (PM) for an international consulting firm, I was once assigned to a very large account that taught online classes through the internet. The company was called the High Intensity Teaching Corporation or HIT. This is the pseudonym…

Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?

The Scrum meeting is an essential part of every project’s management, especially one following Agile methodology. It’s considered a valuable source of getting real-time updates, information, and feedback from the development team. It also serves to help keep the field team aligned with the company’s goals and deadlines. To take full advantage of the benefits…

Resource Leveling: How Can You Use it in Project Management?

A person inexperienced in project management may think that resource leveling is a method of making use of resources having the same height. Most experienced project managers know that it is a resource optimization technique which tries to make the best use of available resources to create a workable project schedule. Resource leveling is often…

A Short History of Project Management

  Have you ever wondered about the history of project management, or how it evolved into its’ present day usage? This article will cover most of the major project management happenings throughout history. The stages of time will cover the BC time period, the 1900’s where the root of modern project management was driven by…

Lessons Learned from Pilots … for Safe and Successful Projects

Wheels up! Even though I’ve logged many more hours in Microsoft’s flight simulator than on anything that flies, I have come to appreciate a pilot’s habits and routines in my own day-to-day project work. Flights in the air and projects on the ground both follow a similar regimen when examined side-by-side. From aviation protocols and…

How to Succeed As a Project Management Professional in the Gig Economy

My grandpa worked at the same company from the time he graduated high school to the time he retired. His loyalty was rewarded with promotions, raises, and respect from his colleagues and the higher-ups. His story isn’t really unique to his generation, but it’s unique to ours. Working a “nine to five” schedule for one…

PCMag Favorite Project Management Tool Survey Results Are In

As project managers, we depend on certain tools to help steer our teams and our projects. Last year, PCMag rolled out a survey to their readers on which of these management and collaboration tools were the best. The results are in and guess what? MS Project came in second as the best tool for keeping…

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