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An Agile Attitude: Part 1

Implementing Agile can be challenging but rewarding Implementing Agile can be very challenging for many organizations (especially in Waterfall development cultures), but at the same time, it can be rewarding. This article covers a short history of Agile methodology, which became main stream this decade to rev up software development with a faster approach. It…

Successfully Managing a Waterfall Project with Individual Work by Agile Teams

As we all know, there are two general approaches or methodologies used for projects: Waterfall and Agile. Before I continue with an explanation of the differences between those two, let me emphasize one major and the biggest difference there is: The PLAN! Waterfall methodologies are plan driven. Everything is—or should be—known upfront. With a Waterfall…

The Newest Agile Features of MS Project

As a Project MVP, I get to help customers globally, and I get to review approaches for MS Project and other scheduling technologies, including Agile, Waterfall, Prince2, and other methodologies. This article is a continuation and update to the MPUG series on Agile Project Management with Microsoft PPM technologies. I hope you find it educational,…

Project Management Methodologies: Managing with Your Methodology

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: Regardless which project management methodology you choose, you’ll still guide your projects through a project lifecycle. The methodologies differ in how they progress through the lifecycle’s stages or phases…

Project Management Methodologies: Methodology Meet-up

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: Project management isn’t one-size-fits-all. The methodology that makes sense for your organization depends on the types of projects you perform, how you manage resources, and your corporate culture. In…

Using MS Project for Agile Project Management

Event Description: Agile is one of the fastest growing approaches used in Project Management.  Come learn how to leverage MS Project to manage an agile project with sprints, story points and advanced views and reports that let you integrate Waterfall, Agile or other Rapid / Iterative scheduling approaches with MS Project. Project Management Institute (PMI)®…

Agile PPM – When Your Teams are Agile, but Leadership Thinks Waterfall

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: More and more organizations are adopting Agile approaches to software and product development.  However, most do not move completely to Agile for all their projects.  Different stages of Agile…

Should I become PMP Certified or PMI-ACP Certified?

An interesting question that some of my students have been asking lately is whether they should spend time studying for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam or concentrate on studying for the Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) exam, both from the Project Management Institute®. In response to this question I give one of my favorite answers…

The Agile Project Manager: Your Guide to Risk Management

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…

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