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High performing project management orgs are more agile — PMI

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Did you know that these top performers used agile techniques more often than other organizations? This use of agile, iterative, and incremental methods drove better organizational agility. PMI found that the most agile delivered against business, cost, and schedule goals between 20 to 50 percent better than the least agile.

Agile Prep for the PMI-ACP®: Tips from Personal Experience

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PM College has upped its agile game over the last few months. We now have a full suite of offerings across a variety of agile approaches: Scrum , XP, Kanban , Lean, and different ways to combine them for success, including SAFe or agile certifications. Stay tuned for more tips on agile certification prep, coming soon.

Preparing the Agile Kool-Aid

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The same principle applies to agile adoption. I’ve found that while agile is supposed to get an organization away from “command and control,” it’s often implemented from the top down, with a catechism, and all heretics are burned. — From PM College’s Agile Project Management. Or pretend to.

The Biotech IT PMO 2.0

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Filed under: Agile , Innovation , IT Strategy , PMO , Portfolio Management , Project Management Tagged: agile , Innovation , IT project management and portfolio management , IT Strategy , PMO , Portfolio Management. As a CIO, you have either made – or heard – recommendations to create an IT project management office. Congratulations!

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PMI Requires Business and Leadership Training

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NOTE: My colleagues at PM College passed along the news that PMI is changing its PDU requirements. 60% of the PDUs must come from education (e.g.,

Story points and the meaning of done

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Dan Ackerson at Boost Agile (@boostagile, HT Craig Brown @brown_note)) posted on what he calls “cross-dysfunctional” development teams. My take: this is another demonstration of why agile development has to be more disciplined than waterfall, not less.

Story points and the meaning of done

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Dan Ackerson at Boost Agile (@boostagile, HT Craig Brown @brown_note)) posted on what he calls “cross-dysfunctional” development teams. My take: this is another demonstration of why agile development has to be more disciplined than waterfall, not less.

Agile Prep for the PMI-ACP®: Tips from Personal Experience

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PM College has upped its agile game over the last few months. We now have a full suite of offerings across a variety of agile approaches: Scrum , XP, Kanban , Lean, and different ways to combine them for success, including SAFe or agile certifications. Stay tuned for more tips on agile certification prep, coming soon.

Waterfall, Agile, now “Sim”?

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This takes agile development a step further, because… [b]y creating a simulation of the user experience, instead of a full-working version, a team can avoid a large amount of work but still get a full test that can confirm requirements. Agile is about building working, useable software. Time to crack the “sim&# books!

SAP SME Portfolio Précis

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Podcast Link — Enterprise IT: Inside an SAP customer

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Being accountable as a customer

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Week 10 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010

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Innovative innovation myths

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Why can't we plan for leadership?

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Tout your winners

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Deming and Project Management

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Our studies of Deming, Crosby , and Goldratt were among the most valuable parts of business school. Theory of knowledge : the concepts explaining knowledge and the limits of what can be known.

My two cents worth…

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Or perhaps they haven’t noticed. I’ve earned all of $0.02 in two weeks. My gratitude for my day job just went up about 1000%, however! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Bookmark me!

Puzzles vs. Mysteries

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? The book is a collection of his New Yorker pieces; he also includes a few key updates and notes that bring the articles up-to-date. We can’t find him because we don’t have enough information. Listen.

Stop. Look. Listen.

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Listen. He points out that: In a stressful encounter, you may have less than two minutes to gain control and salvage the situation. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Bookmark me! Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer

Another pitfall of the Golden Rule

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? When we treat others as we would like to be treated, it may or may not be well received. If it is not well received, we consider the others to be ingrates, and so the downward spiral begins. Listen.

The only time Crossderry will beat Herding Cats

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Thanks Nicole… One must, however, wonder about a list that has me listed above Glen , Bas , Rich , Elizabeth , and Craig. Or we’re Borda Ranked and we’re indistinguishable in rank.

The cost of control

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Asking vendors partnership-promoting questions

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Service and technology providers are integral parts of many projects, but too often I see them treated like arms-length vendors rather than true partners. What might prevent you from hearing that praise?

Help others answer “their” questions

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Can you talk more about such questions and how they can be used to reinforce accountability? Gary Cohen: One of the most important questions leaders can ask is, “Whose decision is it?”

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Driving change in this kind of climate will be very challenging for Jim [Snabe] and Vishal [Sikka]. Hasso stalks the product halls? What…monetize? Isn’t that what sales people are for?

Whose “truth” are you after?

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Wow, Leo Apotheker's gone already?

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Posted on February 8, 2010 by Paul Ritchie Unbelievable that Leo Apotheker has already fallen on his sword. Didn’t Peter Zencke fall on his sword for this already? Anyway, absurd. But what then?

Shiny, happy objects all around

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Seth Godin uses the concept to get us focused on our goals and milestones. This post shows [again] why Seth is one of the wise marketing minds. Many, of course, only sell that shine.

PM Quote of the Day — Winston Churchill

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Week 4 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010

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Using questions “within” your personality

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Sound and fury, signifying nothing

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Communications practices are a gold mine for the troubled project prospector. You might as well tell me: “Dig here… plenty of goodies buried in this team, project, etc!&# Have a nice weekend.

Best and Worst Project Names « Crossderry Blog

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? You’ll get a decent name if you work with an experienced OCM crew. However, the most effective names I’ve seen weren’t focus-group tested so to speak. The name conveyed danger and privation.

Portents of Impending Doom

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? How do you know if a project or program is going off the rails? IMO, the first signs show up where you might expect, in communications. Portents of Impending Doom [.] Portents of Impending Doom [.]

Week 3 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Weight — Down 3.5 lbs from week 2 (253.5 from 261) Wii Age — Forgot to measure this week… will assume I’m still at 55. Finally, I’ve started the WiiFit strength training.

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Owning your change program

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? I don’t buy it. I believe that the number one success factor for leading change is YOU (emphasis Melissa’s). I agree. But can a change leader stop at formal approval? I love the questions you posed.

Week 2 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? lbs from week 1 (257.5 from 261) Also, I forgot to mention that I’ve started work on my balance and coordination capability with my Wii Fit. Wii Age — Down six years from week 1 (55 from 61).

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PM Quote of the Day — Yoda

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