Agile PM Archive

  • Managing Monkeys

    AWS to Private Cloud Migration

    Lots has changed since the last time I posted. For one, I have been assigned with migrating our SaaS applications out of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and into a hybrid private cloud. While at first blush that sounds like crazy talk, it is an investment […]

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    How to Help Introverts Succeed in a Team Environment

    Working at a company that organizes its work groups as teams, you will invariably find introverts and extroverts. In most corporations, we tend to celebrate and reward the extroverts, or people who have an easier time expressing themselves and navigating the political backwaters that are […]

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  • Project Management

    Creative Collaboration — Can it Help Project Managers?

    A friend of mine suggested I read Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration so I added it to my reading list. Dr. Keith Sawyer is the author; his writing style really appeals to me because he boils down some difficult ideas to easy to […]

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  • business analyst, project management, sdlc, scrum, agile

    Scrum Training — Is it Worth the Money?

    Last week I had the chance to attend a training sessions related to the Scrum Methodology that was taught by Michael James from CollabNet. I had been searching for a while for someone who was not only knowledgeable in the real world application of Scrum, […]

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  • Dr. Angela Suckworth

    What Role Does “Grit” Play in Professional Success?

    Before I researched this article, I thought that grit was an outdated concept that died with tough guys like John Wayne. To me the word conjures up images of tough guys who rode horses and didn’t shave for weeks at a time. But there is […]

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  • Project Management

    What Successful Project Managers Do

    I know I typically focus on the “hard skills” of successful project managers, but today I want to take a look at one of the soft-skills that a wildly successful project managers have. While it is important to constantly refine your planning and implementation skills […]

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  • Project Management

    Personal Power and Project Management

    I was on Patrick Richard’s blog and found this talk about body language and power by Dr. Amy Cuddy at the TEDGlobal 2012 Conference. ┬áPersonal power may be one of the top skills you have as a project manager. How many meetings do you sit […]

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  • Scrum software development

    Scrum Project Management — The Importance of Timeboxing

    Lots of people make the bad assumption that Scrum project management does not include deadlines and is more of a fly by the seat of your pants methodology. While the lack of paperwork and a solid project plan might make those people who are accustomed […]

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  • Cloud migration

    Cloud Enablement and Why it Matters in Project Management

    You are going to encounter the concept of Cloud enablement regardless of your industry. Because project managers are so often drafted into project design and implementation in many different departments don’t want to look silly in front of the developers, you owe it to yourself […]

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  • Project management certifications

    Why PMP, CSM, PMC and other Project Management Certifications Matter

    In any industry or professional setting, certifications and credentials are a great way to demonstrate to potential employers that you have a basic knowledge of your profession and industry. The Project Management Professional ( PMP ) from the Project Management Institute, Certified ScrumMaster ( CSM […]

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