Month: April 2012

Free Agile PDU List

Free Agile PDU List

I was juggling some ideas on how I could list some free “Agile” PMI-ACP or PDUs for people. I think there is a crazy amount of free resources for PMP PDUs.  Because of that, I think there needs to be more giving for the Agile contact hours or PDUs.  So, without getting too spamming and…

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ACP Community Guide vs AgileBOK

ACP Community Guide vs AgileBOK

The Community Guide of the PMI-ACP (login required) is an initiative of the PMI Agile Community of Practice to provide ongoing support for the PMI-ACP agile certification. PMI Today recently highlighted the importance of community volunteers to create the certification, so it only follows that our community be the ones to mature it into the future. What about…

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Measuring Team Emotion

Measuring Team Emotion

Too many times, companies focus too much attention on metrics like Team Performance and Team Efficiency, while ignoring metrics like Team Emotion or Happiness.  This last week,  I worked with a company and team which did not make this mistake. At the  conclusion of the iteration, they held a retrospective. As noted on a previous…

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How David Bland helped my PMI ACP workshop

How David Bland helped my PMI ACP workshop

After each PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) workshop that I offer, I refine the format to make it better.  I learn some new content from the ACP Support team at the PMI Agile Community of Practice and some I learn directly from the students in my class.  Originally, my key objective for the class was to provide an introduction to…

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Zombie Manifesto

Zombie Manifesto

Who would have thought that a year after publishing Zombie Project Management that I would be asked to brief a Federal Agency (which is not to be named at this time) on the topic.  As part of my briefing, I will be including the Zombie Manifesto. Nobody has said I have lost my sense of…

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PMI Agile CoP Retrospective

PMI Agile CoP Retrospective

When you think of spending a Saturday afternoon among friends and colleagues, do you picture yourself sitting in front of your computer, collaborating for three hours on a web-based tool and discussing what is working and what could work better? Well, that is exactly what a group of us did. It was time for the…

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