Month: January 2012

Optimize the Whole

Optimize the Whole

I know we talk about self-organized and empowered teams being at the heart of agile practices.  But sometime I see that focus from individuals and teams going a little too far.  Sometimes people forget about the big picture.  I believe everything we do needs to map back to organizational visions and goals.  If you can’t…

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The Dark Side of Agile Exams

The Dark Side of Agile Exams

This morning I read a very interesting post over at the AgileScout website titled Agile exams fact check. Peter Saddington (AgileScout) voiced his concerns about a PMI-ACP exam prep website called AgileExams.com.  Concerns ranged from questionable pass rates (97%) to testimonials from people who appeared to not be  PMI-ACPs. Now, I believe in capitalism.  I…

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PMI Agile CoP Transparency

PMI Agile CoP Transparency

Back in December, the PMI Agile Community of Practice (CoP) leadership agreed we’d take steps to provide some transparency into what we are doing.  If you are curious about what we’re up to, I invite you to follow the link below. Here is the link to our board. https://pmiagilecop.leankitkanban.com Anyone can access this Kanban (read…

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PMI-ACP Proficiency

PMI-ACP Proficiency

I received a notification that I passed the PMI-ACP exam.  But I was curious how well I did.  I logged into the PMI website and viewed my Exam Report.  It’s nice to know I am Proficient in both of the defined domains. How did you do on the exam?  I’d love to hear about it.

How to Help PMI Chapters & Members

How to Help PMI Chapters & Members

After speaking with a few PMI Chapters, I see them (at least the ones I spoke to) suffering from one major issue.  How to they grow their membership? Membership Because PMI has created an ecosystem where people pay serious money to prepare for certification exams and then continue to pay good money for Professional Development…

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