Tag: Project

How to be Successful with Agile at Scale

How to be Successful with Agile at Scale

Ever asked yourself how you could be successful with Agile at scale? Let me show you how we’ve done it at LeadingAgile. In this one hour session that I presented to the PM Symposium in Washington DC, I explained how we’ve been successful by focusing on culture last and predictability first.

Agile Project Leader Job

Agile Project Leader Job

Some Just Don’t Get It I’ve seen way too many job postings in the last year, asking for Agile Project Managers.  These postings are basically Project Manager positions with some Agile language thrown into the mix.  It’s actually quite frustrating to read them.  I just shake my head and know that they just don’t get…

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P in your Network

P in your Network

I’ve recently been paying more attention to signs and indicators. Though Stop signs or Yield signs are a given, I’m talking signs that you find around homes (Welcome to our ool. Notice there is no “P” in it. Let’s keep it that way) and businesses (Drink coffee. Do stupid things faster with energy). Last night, I…

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Measuring Success in NYC

Measuring Success in NYC

When you have a project, you need to find out from the customer how they will judge the success of the project.  Don’t go off giving the team high 5’s and leave the customer scratching their head looking at the bill.  At the inception of the project and at the identification of each deliverable, get…

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How Owners Managers and Leaders Differ

How Owners Managers and Leaders Differ

I was asked a very interesting question today, requiring me to stop and think. How do I believe being an entrepreneur and a business owner differ? It’s a very good question because if you don’t know either an entrepreneur or business owner, I don’t know how any textbook answer would satisfy. From my perspective, a…

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MS Project Task Types – Fixed Work – Units – Duration

MS Project Task Types – Fixed Work – Units – Duration

Upon reviewing a vendor’s Integrated Master Schedule, created in MS Project, I noticed something very peculiar. Where some tasks could clearly be marked as Fixed Duration, everything was Fixed Units.  I think there are two answers for this.  Either there was a misunderstanding about the work to be performed or the person doing the schedule…

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