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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Programming (XP) on a discussion forum and I made the comment that I thought that the usage of XP has been largely superseded by Scrum.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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PMI Acquisition of Digital Agile Delivery (DAD)

You may have heard the announcement that PMI has acquired the Disciplined Agile Delivery Framework (DAD). Here’s the announcement if you haven’t seen it: PMI Disciplined Agile Announcement What Does The PMI Disciplined Agile Delivery Announcement Mean? What’s the Impact of This Announcement? I think this announcement is very significant for a couple of reasons: From the …

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Was the Manhattan Project an Agile Project?

Was the Manhattan Project an Agile Project?

Was the Manhattan project an Agile project?  I actually think it was, but you have to broaden your thinking about how you define “Agile” in order to see that.  Some people have a very narrow definition of Agile: To some people, Agile equals Scrum and if you’re not doing Scrum and doing it “by the …

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Agile Search Engine Optimization

Agile Search Engine Optimization

This is an article on an Agile search engine optimization project I recently completed that illustrates how to apply Agile thinking to a non-software project. I’ve previously written other articles on applying Agile thinking and techniques to non-software projects (See Related Articles below) This is another article on an Agile Search Engine Optimization project I …

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What Is the Relationship of Design Thinking and Agile?

What Is Design Thinking?

What is the relationship of Design Thinking and Agile? “Design Thinking” is becoming a hot buzz word and many companies want to jump on the Design Thinking bandwagon. However, I’m not sure that many people are really sure what it is and how it might relate to their existing development process. What Is Design Thinking? …

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What is the Lean Startup Approach? How Does It Relate to Agile?

Lean Startup Process

Overview The “Lean Startup” approach is based on a book by Eric Ries of the same name. The fundamental problem that the book addresses is that many companies: Think that they know what the market and their customers want, Make a lot of assumptions based on that thinking Launch a long and expensive product development …

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