Month: November 2011

Protective Collaboration

Protective Collaboration

I was recently asked my opinion about collaboration within an organization.  Being I just completed an organizational assessment for a client, I have a fresh perspective of the topic. I was specifically asked: “Is it healthy for Scrum teams to work in a bubble protected from the business around them? Should collaboration go beyond the team?”…

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The Future of Agile & PMI

The Future of Agile & PMI

During my session at the AgileDC conference, I talked about the past, present, and future of Agile. I drew a parallel between the adoption curve of Agile and Geoffrey Moore’s adoption curve of technology.  Even before the Agile Manifesto was penned, there were Innovators introducing agile practices and mindsets.  In the last ten years, the…

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My PMI-ACP Exam Experience

My PMI-ACP Exam Experience

Because I wanted to ensure people taking my class were learning things that are actually on the PMI-ACP exam, I thought it necessary to actually take the test.  Sure, I was an independent reviewer of the PMI-ACP content but I was not part of the team who wrote the exam.  Let me just say, I…

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My AgileDC 2011 Session

My AgileDC 2011 Session

AgileDC has come and gone but not without sharing memories with old friends and new.  It was great to meet Rory McCorkle of PMI, Howard Sublett of Big Visible, and countless others.  Peter Saddington (of AgileScout) and I even had a chance to hang out, go out for steaks, and have a few drinks. I have…

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