Month: August 2011

PMI-ACP Prep Workshop

PMI-ACP Prep Workshop

I am very excited to announce that I will begin offering my own 3-day PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner Certification Prep workshop, beginning September 26-28.  The workshop will be offered at the Bridge Education Training Facility located at 6716 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 100, in Columbia, Maryland.  As an added bonus, for those who register for the September (and the to-be-announced…

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PDCA and Emergency Preparedness

PDCA and Emergency Preparedness

Some of you may have heard there was an earthquake and a hurricane that hit the Mid Atlantic this last week.  I see both events as perfect learning opportunities.  No, these are not learning opportunities on emergency preparedness.  Rather, let’s learn about the PDCA cycle by Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Several years ago, my wife and I thought it would…

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Theory X vs. Theory Y

Theory X vs. Theory Y

Do you lead or do you manage?  Do you believe in command-and-control or do you believe in team empowerment?  Recently, while presenting an Agile Enterprise Workshop, we discussed Theory X and Theory Y with our workshop attendees. Theory X and Theory Y are two extremes introduced by Harvard Professor Douglas McGregor in his book “The…

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LeanKit Kanban

LeanKit Kanban

When the Agile Manifesto for Agile Software Development was written 10 years ago, it stated “We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.” The very first of four values listed within the Manifesto was “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools” The Manifesto goes on to state…

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Agile Flashcards

Agile Flashcards

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the signing of the The Manifesto for Agile Software Development and the upcoming launch of the PMI-ACPsm Agile certification, I have been working behind the scenes on a new mobile learning tool.  After realizing how congested the PMP market was, I decided to leverage what I learned from…

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Speaking at AgileDC 2011

Speaking at AgileDC 2011

I’m happy to announce that I will be speaking at AgileDC 2011.  My session, When PMI Introduced the Elephant in the Room, will be part of the Enterprise Agile track. Last October I entered the Gaylord National with a little trepidation.  The PMI North American Congress was taking place and I found out that several people…

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