The Three Most Important Agile Practices

I’m sure that what I say here will resonate with some of you, but you may find my opinions and this post a little controversial. I have quoted freely from Pink Floyd and Red Dwarf, but I’m not going to cite them all.

9:17pm on Wednesday 31st May 2017 View more

Move Beyond Herding Cats

Project managers are more than a bunch of cat herders. Yet, that’s frequently how I hear our role summed up, thanks to the team members, stakeholders, resources, deadlines and general chaos we’re often put in charge of wrangling.

2:00am on Wednesday 31st May 2017 View more

The ScrumMaster

Role and responsibilities

2:04am on Tuesday 30th May 2017 View more

Scrum Master! Are You a Connector?

"Your actions speak so loudly I can't hear your words." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

9:31pm on Sunday 28th May 2017 View more

Strategy In a VUCA World—Part 2

In part one of this post, I introduced the management concept VUCA, which stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.

1:49am on Friday 26th May 2017 View more

Strategy In a VUCA World—Part 1

Traditionally, strategy and strategic alignment are viewed as a deliberate process. An organization’s governing body determines the vision and mission. Then, along with executive management, the governing body crafts a strategy to move the organization toward achieving that vision.

12:22am on Thursday 25th May 2017 View more

Three Key tips to Scrum Masters for becoming Effective Listeners

“He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing” - Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray

1:58am on Wednesday 24th May 2017 View more

Unnatural Disaster

Early in May social media started buzzing over the tragedy of the “Fyre Festival” in the Bahamas. Scheduled over two weekends in late April and early May, it was billed as a luxury music festival including “yachts, private jets, models, musical acts, and gourmet food”. Tickets for the Fyre festival cost between $1k and $125K.

4:52am on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 View more

Scrum as a Driver for Organizational Change

When talking about Scrum, people often imagine the picture above: framework and its roles, artifacts, and events.

3:09am on Monday 22nd May 2017 View more

Insights on Preparation for the PMP® Exam

The PMP® (Project Management Professional) certification from the Project Management Institute is well acknowledged among project management professionals and across industries. The exam is based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

1:48am on Friday 19th May 2017 View more