Month: April 2011

Social Norms at Work

Social Norms at Work

I recently gave a talk in Michigan on the topic of servant-leadership.  Unfortunately, servant-leadership is something that is painfully absent in so many organizations.  Just a few years ago, it (servant-leadership) was not something I had even heard of.  Going back and reviewing the PMBOK made me realize two glaring omissions.  There is a lack…

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30 Second Agile Pitch

30 Second Agile Pitch

I was just over at the AgileScout website and read an entertaining account of his trip to the supermarket.  It went a little something like this: This past weekend, like every weekend, I go to Whole Foods with my wife for our weekly food run. While sampling some of the very good wine, I ran into…

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CSM & PMI Agile Certification Eligibility

CSM & PMI Agile Certification Eligibility

Though PMI has published information about what is required to be eligible to take the upcoming PMI Agile Certification exam, I’m getting quite a few emails from people asking about the upcoming exam.  One of the most intriguing was from a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) asking if (his or her) CSM training could be applied toward the required…

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My GLSEC Talk on Slideshare

My GLSEC Talk on Slideshare

After my talk at GLSEC, I wanted to make my slide deck available for viewing by the general public.  I noted to the people attending that my presentation was going to be a little heavy on text, so the people reading it later could actually understand what I was talking about. The best talks I’ve seen have…

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PMI Agile Exam Tools and Techniques

PMI Agile Exam Tools and Techniques

50 percent of the PMI Agile certification exam will be comprised of questions about tools and techniques.  The PMI Agile Certification team grouped the tools and techniques it 10 areas. The toolkits below are ranked in the order of their relative importance within the tools and techniques section of the exam. 1 Communications 2 Planning, monitoring, and adapting 3 Agile…

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Mapping the PMI-ACP Exam

Mapping the PMI-ACP Exam

So, word on the street is the PMI Agile (Project Professional Certified Practitioner) Certification pilot will begin in just a few weeks.  For those interested in participating in the pilot or taking the exam in a few more months, PMI was kind enough to provide an examination content outline.  Though it’s only 16 pages in…

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