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Scrum: 2Q18 PM Book Club Review

Scrum Book Cover

Title: Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time Author: Jeff Sutherland, Co-creator of Scrum and J.J. Sutherland Year: 2014 PMEvolution.com Book Club Review: 2Q18 PM Evolution Amazon Store Ordering Link: Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time Video: TEDx Talk by Jeff Sutherland Introduction Scrum is a project management framework based upon Agile principles and values. ...

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Three Old & New Assumptions for PMOs

Examine Assumptions

The PMO (Project Management Office) is evolving along with the rest of project management. Today’s PMOs take many forms in terms of scope and structure. It is common to find centralized and decentralized structures, scopes vary from strategic to function-specific, and we even see 100% outsourced and virtual PMOs. Evolution brings with it changes in assumptions which were previously fundamental. ...

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3 Steps to Picking the Right PDU Category

PMI Talent Triangle

As of December 1, 2015, PMI credential holders seeking to renew their certification(s) must begin classifying PDUs according to the new Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) format. While PDUs must now be classified per the new format, the changes to the number of PDUs required in each category won’t be enforced for two more years. This gives project managers (and PMI) a ...

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Fierce Conversations: Sept 2015 PM Book Club Review

Fierce Conversations

Title: Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time Author: Susan Scott Year: 2004 PMEvolution.com Book Club Review: September 2015 Communication is hard. Research shows that communication is most effective when performed in person, yet none of us need research to know how often in-person communication fails. This is true in our professional lives as well ...

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Steal Like An Artist: Aug 2015 PM Book Club Review

Steal Like An Artist

Title: Steal Like An Artist Author: Austin Kleon Year: 2012 PMEvolution.com Book Club Review: August 2015 A book about artists for a project management book club? Really? Well, sort of. Steal Like An Artist is really about creativity, a necessity for any project. Projects are intended to deliver some unmet need via a set of limited time, money, staff, equipment, etc. An interesting thing happens when ...

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Change Management Musings – Part 1

Welcome to this Change Management blog. We expect to engage in an open and honest discourse concerning change management, its science and its art. To be frank, I am but a student of the topic, even though I have been attempting change management over many many years. You, the reader and fellow students, practitioners and experts are encouraged to challenge ...

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July 2015 Author Q&A: CHANGE-friendly LEADERSHIP

Change-Friendly Leadership

Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan is author of the internationally bestselling book CHANGE-friendly LEADERSHIP: How to Transform Good Intentions into Great Performance. The book won the prestigious Eric Hoffer Award for “the advancement of principles and practices that are vital for a thriving society.” Dr. Duncan has served as an officer of two Fortune 500 companies and as a faculty member at ...

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Project Managers – Emerging Business Leaders

PM as Emerging Business Leader

For many years, the career path for project managers has been in question. While the emergence of PMOs established some formal paths for PMs, the placement of the PMO within an organization defines the vertical limit of such paths. These limits often force skilled project managers to pursue other career paths for advancement or accept a relatively limited ascension within most ...

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Should Project Managers Be Subject Matter Experts?


Let’s look at two long standing stances on project management: A skilled project manager can lead any project, from building a house to software development. vs Project managers with expertise in the subject matter for their project are more effective. Both stances hold merit. It is true that sound project management processes performed by a skilled project manager can improve the likelihood of success ...

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