Where does Agile fit into Project Management and vice versa?

There is no doubt that there has long been acrimony between the concepts of traditional project management, led by waterfall-delivery focused organizations like the PMI and PRINCE2, and Agile, led by organizations like the Agile Alliance and the Scrum Alliance.  This is often shown by common but divisive statements like; Do we deliver by using […]
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Leadership in Remote Working Organizations

Going from in-office working, to remote working was a tough transition for everyone, that includes the Leadership! Instructor, Robert Annis, continues his pandemic blog series with this blog discussing leadership in this remote working environment.  A lot of focus is given to how workers will need to change their approach now and indeed I’ve focused […]
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Developing Your Project Management Capabilities

What skills do you need to be a great project manager? How do you develop those skills using training and coaching? Project management is a challenging role. You sit between upper management giving you demanding targets, and the production teams telling you how difficult it is to achieve those targets. It’s rather like being the […]
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The Agile Project Manager

It is common to see a role in company hierarchies and organisation charts, in job adverts even, that of the Agile Project Manager.  The questions that come to mind are, what is that role?  What are the roles and responsibilities?  Bluntly, where does it fit in? These days I work in the Agile space enabling […]
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Why Do So Many Projects Deliver Late? (And How to Avoid this on our Projects)

Why do so many projects deliver late and how do we avoid it? Eliyahu Goldratt in his book Critical Chain, observed that when we give estimates we often secretly add some padding to the figure. This is our safety margin, because we all confuse the word estimate with commitment. Now you might think that in […]
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