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.

Agile Project Management for Business Managers

Agile Project Management for Executives

I have just released a new online training course called “Agile Project Management for Business Managers”. The Agile Bandwagon In many areas, “Agile” is becoming a hot new buzz word and everyone wants to jump on the “Agile bandwagon”. They may not fully understanding why they’re getting into it and exactly what they expect to …

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

Agile Product Owner Skills

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?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Agile/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?

What Is Distributed Project Management?

“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?

Choosing the Right Approach

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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Agile Change Management – Why Is It important?

Why is Change Management Important?

Why is Agile Change Management so important? Implementing an Agile transformation can require a big shift in thinking and possibly also require changing a well-established corporate culture for many companies.  That is not an easy thing to do and it requires some skill and planning to do it successfully. The Need for Agile Change Management …

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What is Agile? How Would You Define Agile? What Does Agile Mean?

What is Agile

How do you define Agile? I’ve seen a lot of discussions where people have attempted to answer the question of “What is Agile?” with very different answers.  Do You Really Mean Scrum? First, there’s a lot of confusion about Agile and Scrum. Scrum is so widely-used as an Agile approach that when many people say …

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How Do You Apply Agile to Non-Software Projects? Agile Book Publishing

How Do I Apply Agile Techniques to Non-Software Projects?

Many people have asked about “Applying Agile to non-software projects”.  I’ve done a lot of that myself in using an Agile book publishing approach for publishing five books. I’ve also used similar techniques in designing and developing numerous online training courses. I thought I would summarize some of the techniques I’ve learned from doing Agile …

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Is Agile Just a Development Process?

Is Agile Just a Development Process?

Is Agile just a development process?  There is still a big gap between the Agile community and the project management profession although much progress is starting to be made to close that gap: There seem to be a lot of project managers who are in “denial” about the influence of Agile on the project management …

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What Is the Relationship of Physics and Agile Project Management?

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What can Physics teach us about Agile Project Management?   We can learn a lot from how the science of physics has evolved. I think there are a number of interesting similarities the way that Agile Project Management is evolving. How Has the Science of Physics Evolved? For many years until the late 1800’s and early …

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