Seven Key Steps for Project Risk Management

Understanding risk management in project management is a key skill required of all project managers if they hope to deliver successful initiatives and add value for their customer — but what does it take to effectively manage project risks? In this blog, I outline 7 steps to get you and your project team on the […]
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Seven Common Misconceptions about Agile Project Management

If you are a project manager, you know that Agile project management is a powerful approach that can help your project run smoothly. You also know that it is a new methodology that not everyone understands yet, which often leads to misconceptions. In this blog, I outline 7 common misconceptions about Agile project management that […]
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Playing Cards at Work: Planning Poker Estimating

Poor estimating is one of the key reasons so many projects run over budget and behind schedule. There are many reasons for poor estimating practices. For example project teams aren’t allowed the time to investigate the upcoming work or senior management imposes infeasible deadlines. But one overriding problem is that project teams have a lack […]
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Management in an Agile world

Agile was introduced to the world in 2001 after 17 men had met in Utah and devised the Agile Manifesto (agilemanifesto.org).  It was created with a focus on software delivery projects and this is evident by its given title: Manifesto for Agile Software Development.  However, in the intervening years, Agile has grown into something that […]
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What Is A Team?

Agile in general, and Scrum in particular, relies for success on self-organizing teams. The eleventh of the principles behind the Agile Manifesto states that “the best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams”(1). Empowering the team is one of the seven principles of Lean. One of the central Scrum patterns is ‘Stable Teams’ (2). […]
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