Chuck Cobb

Chuck is the author of the recent, best-selling book "The Project Manager's Guide to Mastering Agile" as well as four other books on Agile Project Management and Business Excellence.

  • He is the founder of the Agile Project Management Academy and he is a very popular instructor with over 80,000 students in 174 countries worldwide with almost 5,000 5-star reviews.
  • His Agile Project Management curriculum is supported on three different training platforms:
    • Udemy (Including Udemy for Business)
    • Pluralsight and
    • The Agile Project Management Academy
  • And, several large major corporations have standardized on his training for all of their project managers.

In addition,

  • He has also been a featured speaker at a number of PMI Chapter events, agile groups, universities, and PMO workshops throughout the US as well as internationally.
  • He has been an Adjunct Professor at Boston University and many of his courses originated from a graduate-level Agile Project Management curriculum he originally developed for Boston University.

He has a very pragmatic, "real world" approach to Agile that is based on over 20 years of hands-on program/project management experience in a broad range of industries and application areas and he is passionate about helping project managers, business managers, and companies understand the convergence of Agile and traditional project management principles and practices.

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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Why Is Automated Regression Testing Important in Agile?

Why is automated regression testing important in an Agile environment? An Agile development approach can dramatically improve the quality of software, but it requires a very different approach to software testing. Here’s a previous blog post with more on why an Agile testing approach makes so much sense: What’s the Impact of Agile on Regression …

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Is UML Still Relevant Today? How Is it Used in an Agile Environment?

I’ve seen a lot of questions about Unified Modeling Language (UML) that center around “Is UML still relevant today?” and “How is it used in an Agile environment?”. I will try to address these questions in this blog post. What is UML? UML stands for “Unified Modeling Language”. Here is a definition of UML: ” …

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What Is the Truth About Agile versus Waterfall?

Agile Versus Waterfall How many times have you heard people compare Agile versus Waterfall? It happens a lot, I do it myself, and I keep hearing presentations that talk about how Agile has displaced Waterfall But, if you really think about it, I don’t think that’s a very meaningful comparison and it’s out-of-date. The result …

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Kanban versus Scrum – Which Agile Approach Do You Prefer?

I recently saw an online question that asked the question “Which Agile approach do you prefer – Kanban or Scrum?”. I decided that it was worth a blog post because I’ve seen this question several times. There are a couple of things wrong with this question: It implies that Kanban and Scrum are interchangeable and …

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