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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.

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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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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