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Is There a Project Manager in Scrum?

One of my students asked me an interesting question about “Is there a Project Manager in Scrum?” If you read the official Scrum guide, the answer is very obvious; however, if you look at how Scrum is used in the real-world, the answer to that question is not as obvious as you might think. Is …

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What is “Hyper Agile”?

What Is Hyper Agile?

I’ve heard people ask “What is “hyper agile?”. This is a relatively new term so I decided to do some research on it. It’s not as simple as you might think.

What Does It Take to Become a Good Project Manager?

What Does It Take to Become a Good Project Manager? I get a lot of questions from people along the lines of: How do I become a project manager? How do I get a job as a project manager? How do I improve my marketability as a project manager? So, I decided to write an …

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What’s Different About PMBOK Version 7?

What’s different about PMBOK version 7? I fInally found time to review PMBOK version 7. It’s been on my “To-do” list for a long time but I just haven’t gotten around to it until now. I think it is a big step forward in the journey that more fully integrates an Agile approach to project …

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Improving Project Management Performance

Effective project management is the lifeblood of many corporations and improving project management performance is a critical goal. However, the Project Management profession is going through some very significant changes right now as a result of the influence of Agile that will cause us to rethink what “project management” is and to more clearly define …

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How Are Agile and the Coronavirus Crisis Related?

Have you thought about how Agile and the current coronavirus crisis are related? I think that there is a lot we can learn from applying an agile approach to the coronavirus crisis. The current coronavirus crisis that is going on throughout the world now is probably one of the worst crises that the world has …

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New Agile Training for Business Managers

I’m very pleased to announce a new Agile training curriculum for business managers including: Agile/Scrum Product Owners Business Managers and Business Sponsors of Agile Projects Business Executives Who Are Interested in Developing a More Agile Approach for their company Business Analysts who need to learn how to operate in an Agile environment Many people are …

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Should I get a Master’s Degree in Project Management?

How to Prepare for PMI-ACP Certification

Should I get a Master’s Degree in Project Management? I’ve gotten that question a lot from both project managers and undergraduate students who are interested in getting into a project management career. I happen to have a lot of expertise that is relevant to that question because some years ago I was an Adjunct Professor …

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Agile History and Archaeology

Have you ever thought about how Agile history has evolved and the broad archaeology behind what direction it is going in? I recently responded to a question about Extreme Programming (XP) on a discussion forum and I made the comment that I thought that the usage of XP has been largely superseded by Scrum. Someone …

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What Is Total Quality Management (TQM)? How Is It Related to Agile?

What is Total Quality Management (TQM)? TQM is a quality management philosophy that was created after the end of World War II by Dr. W. Edwards Deming. It resulted in major improvements in product quality particularly in the Japanese Automobile industry. Is TQM Still Valid Today? Although TQM was created a long time ago and …

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