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.

How Does Agile Testing Work and Why Does It Make So Much Sense?

Quality and reliability standards today for software are higher than ever and new approaches to software testing are essential to meet those goals. An Agile development approach provides a excellent approach to meet that challenge. How Is Traditional Software Testing Done? In a traditional software testing approach, a separate and independent QA organization normally does …

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Using Agile for Non-Software Projects – Agile Home Remodeling

A number of my students have requested some case studies that show applying Agile to non-software projects. As an example, I recently completed a home remodeling project using an Agile approach. Home remodeling may seem simple and trivial; but believe me, it was not. Using Agile for Home Remodeling It is possible to apply Agile …

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What Are the Critical Skills of a Scrum Product Owner in Agile?

I recently participated in an online discussion on the question of “What are the Critical Skills of a Scrum Product Owner?” This is a very good question because the role of a Product Owner is not very well-understood. The actual role that a Product Owner plays can vary significantly in the real-world depending on the …

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What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Agile and Scrum?

I have often been asked “What are the advantages and disadvantages of Agile and Scrum?” so I thought it would be useful to summarize what I believe are the most important advantages and disadvantages. This is an important consideration to understand in choosing the right approach for a project. Advantages of Agile and Scrum Here;s …

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What Is Distributed Project Management? Why Does it Make Sense?

“Distributed Project Management” is a new approach to project management.   Here’s a brief overview of what it is all about. What is Distributed Project Management? “Distributed Project Management” is very important to help people see the relationship of “project management” and Agile in a very fresh new perspective.  It has the potential to redefine many …

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How Do You Choose Between Agile and Waterfall?

I often see questions on “How do you choose between Agile and Waterfall?” Is There a Binary and Mutually-Exclusive Choice? The typical Agile versus Waterfall question implies that those two are discrete and well-defined alternatives and there is a binary and mutually-exclusive choice between the two. It also implies that there is one “best” methodology …

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