Month: August 2012

Agile on Non-Software Projects

Agile on Non-Software Projects

Regardless of where I coach or teach, there is always someone who approaches me and says something like, “Agile is great for software projects but what about projects that aren’t software related?”  When asked the question, I usually give examples like a U.S. Marine fire team or air crew or a home construction site. (I’ll…

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Virtue of Humanity & Emotional Intelligence

Virtue of Humanity & Emotional Intelligence

I was updating my Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) Training slide on Emotional Intelligence and thought of the relationship it has with our humanity.  A few clicks later, I found myself reading a passage on Wikipedia on “the virtue of humanity” The three strengths associated with humanity are love, kindness, and social intelligence. Humanity differs from justice…

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Speaking at the PMI Global Congress

Speaking at the PMI Global Congress

Well, the wait is finally over. My paper, “Traffic Lights to Burndowns, an introduction to Visual Management Systems” was selected for presentation at the PMI Global Congress being held in Vancouver, British Columbia in October.  Now all I have to do is respond to this letter by Friday and fill out yet even more paperwork.

Chasing After The Latest Fad or Evolving

Chasing After The Latest Fad or Evolving

This last weekend, I had an interesting exchange on the PMIWDC LinkedIn Group discussions board.  This healthy exchange of viewpoints came about from the following message: In June, PMPs numbers are down by over 4000 while the PMI Agile certification numbers are on a steady rise. What is preventing the ACP from really getting traction?  http://ow.ly/i/NRLD [link…

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