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What Is Value-driven Project Management?

What is value-driven project management? The very essence of what “project management is” is going through significant changes at this time. For many years, project management has been heavily associated with what I call a “traditional plan-driven approach to project management” where the primary emphasis has been on planning and control to achieve predictability over […]

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What Can We Learn from the OceanGate Tragedy?

What Can We Learn from the OceanGate Tragedy? The recent OceanGate tragedy where five people were killed in an apparent implosion was, in hindsight, a disaster waiting to happen; and from a project management perspective, there are many things that could have been done better to prevent this from happening. We can learn from this

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What Happens to Professors If No One Signs Up for His/her Class?

I participated in a question-and-answer session on Quora in response to a question someone asked, “What happens to professors if no one signs up for his/her class?” I want to share my answer with you. My Early Start at Boston University I was originally hired as an Adjunct Professor at Boston University about (10) years

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How Long Should I Study for PMI-ACP?

How Long Should I Study for PMI-ACP?

I participated in a discussion on “How long should I study for PMI-ACP?” and here is my initial response: “It’s very unlikely that you can pass the PMI-ACP exam simply by cramming prior to taking the exam. The best way to prepare for the exam is to combine studying with some good, solid real-world experience.

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What Happened to Southwest Airlines?

What happened to Southwest Airlines has been a popular topic lately. The airline had the biggest meltdown in airline history with thousands of flights canceled and many passengers and hundreds of pieces of luggage stranded at a number of different airports throughout the US. Even now, Southwest is still struggling to recover from this disaster

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Is Elon Musk a Good Agile Manager?

Is Elon Musk a Good Agile Manager?

Is Elon Musk a Good Agile Manager? I recently participated in a discussion on the question of “How would you describe Elon Musk’s leadership and management style?” There has been a lot of interest in this since Elon Musk acquired Twitter and I’ve given a lot of thought to this subject. Elon Musk does not

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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.

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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: So, I decided to write an article to summarize some thoughts and recommendations on this. Important Project Management Tips First, it is important to understand that there are two areas of knowledge required

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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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