Top Challenges to Agile Transformation

We have embarked on our journey to Agile transformation after getting buy-in from executives. However, it hasn’t been as smooth as we hoped it would be. In this article, I describe the major challenges we have encountered on our Agile journey and how we overcame them. One of the things that I want to highlight is that the challenges may be similar across organizations.

10:46am on Wednesday 18th October 2017 View more

Taking SMART Goals to the Next Level

Goal setting is an activity usually performed around the new year and then left alone for another 364 days. Everyone joins the gym in January and cancels their memberships in February. Saving more money than previous years becomes something you will do next year.

1:00pm on Tuesday 17th October 2017 View more

Part of the Deal

When project professionals help lead the sales process, success is more likely. By Marat Oyvetsky, PMP

7:26am on Monday 16th October 2017 View more

Chart Your Own Path

There’s no absolute agile. So don’t be distracted by someone else’s pet approaches. By Jesse Fewell, CST, PMI-ACP, PMP, contributing editor

1:28pm on Friday 13th October 2017 View more

New Guides: Impact on Credentials

On September 6, 2017, the Project Management Institute published the new A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition and the accompanying Agile Practice Guide. So anyone considering taking their PMP® or PMI-ACP® is probably wondering if and how these new releases impact their study plans.

12:30pm on Thursday 12th October 2017 View more

Meetings That Matter

We asked the project management community: How do you ensure attendance and full engagement at project meetings?

2:05am on Wednesday 11th October 2017 View more

Agile Ideas That Address Problems When They're Still Small

On projects, problems seem to be inevitable. How do you deal with them?

8:22am on Tuesday 10th October 2017 View more

Becoming a Trusted Advisor

Periodically I’m asked, “How do I become a trusted advisor? I want to be more than just a project manager.”

6:48am on Monday 9th October 2017 View more

Don’t Gamble With Uncertainty

A Monte Carlo analysis helps project teams go beyond risk management. By Antonio Sturiale, PMP; Lidia Chicca; and Sergio Gerosa, PMP

5:14pm on Friday 6th October 2017 View more

Agile Centers of Excellence

In recent years, many companies have begun creating Agile Centers of Excellence (COEs) within their organization, as a way to help transform their teams from whatever they were previously doing into following better Agile Practices. At first glance, these COEs look similar to a traditional Project Management Office (PMO), but they most certainly are not. While a PMO is most often focused on governance, control and measurements, an Agile COE is much less about control, and much more about creating support and alignment within the teams, so that they can successfully govern themselves.

7:20am on Thursday 5th October 2017 View more