Implementation Archive

  • Confluence

    DevOps — Atlassian Confluence Onboarding

            In my current role I was recently given the assignment of improving the visibility¬†internal stakeholders had into Product Management and Engineering. After a thorough assessment, we decided to onboard Confluence from Atlassian to accomplish the goals we had set. This article […]

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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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  • 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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  • work interruptions

    Productivity Series — Avoiding Interruptions to Improve Personal Bandwidth

    I mentioned the other day that I am looking for a new job in project management. I sat down with an executive management team the other day for an interview and as we talked, most of the individuals who were participating in the discussion identified […]

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  • Get stuff done

    The Main Role of a Project Manager — Getting Stuff Done

    Getting stuff done. I know it is a little simplistic and broad, but it seems to be one of the biggest problems facing most project managers right now. I have told you guys I am currently looking for a new job in project management — […]

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  • Toxic team members

    Changing Toxic Behaviors of Members of Your Project Team

    If you spend enough time in business, eventually you will have someone on your team who exhibits what some people call “toxic” behaviors in the work place. While there are many ways to define toxic behaviors, I am going with the classic B school definition […]

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  • conflict management

    Turning Enemies into Allies — Conflict Management

    Conflict management is at the heart of the job description of any project manager. Turning your enemies into allies takes this important practice a step further, which I think is a skill that everyone should have and be able to practice, especially when your team […]

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  • Scrum Project Management

    Agile Project Management and the Scrum Methodolgy

    As you talk to the people who are on the periphery of project management, when you ask them what type of project management strategies they use they will often reply with, “agile project management“. I just finished reading the book Agile Project Management by Jim […]

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  • calculating contract costs

    Outsourcing — Calculating the Cost of a Contract

    As a project manager, you absolutely have to know how to calculate the cost of a contract. If all you use are straight fixed price contracts, the cost of the contract is fixed and you have nothing to calculate when making your outsourcing decisions. But […]

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