Tag: Coffee

Judging an Agile Book

Judging an Agile Book

I’m in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to speak at the Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference.  If you ever imagined what an “Agile” company looked like, I think I am looking at it right now.  I’m blogging today from Atomic Object.  The exterior of the 100 year-old building is very unassuming.  Upon entering the building, I’m greeted…

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Agile is in the PMBOK so it must be true

Agile is in the PMBOK so it must be true

Yesterday, I was having coffee with Jesse Fewell and we discussed, among other topics, how the PMP® or Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) credentials legitimize many in the eyes of stakeholders. This is a sore spot for many, particularly for me.  Experience and project leadership trumps a certification any day of the week.  But, for those of…

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Why You Should Use Common PM Language

Why You Should Use Common PM Language

I don’t normally drink coffee from Starbucks but someone gave me a gift card.  I like black coffee, with no cream or sugar.  I like my coffee fresh so I order a small size.  So, why on Earth did the person behind the counter not listen to me? I ordered a small Caffè Americano. For…

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My Caffeine Fueled Rant

My Caffeine Fueled Rant

People who know me know that I drink a lot of coffee.  I’ll drink it hot.  I’ll drink it cold.  I’ll drink it from the pot, 9 days old.  OK, not 9 days old.  That’s just gross.  One of the places I like to drink coffee is a diner.  9 out of 10 times, diner…

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ADD / ADHD Project Managers

ADD / ADHD Project Managers

While you’re probably aware that people with ADD/ADHD have trouble focusing on tasks that aren’t interesting to them, you may not know that there’s another side: a tendency to become absorbed in tasks that are stimulating and rewarding. This paradoxical symptom is called hyperfocus.  So writes HelpGuide.org I’ve spent my whole life with all of…

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