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First Note on Management

This is my first writing about management (project, program, product, people, etc.) Hopefully other professional friends, colleagues, and viewers will participate in a dynamic exchange of ideas regarding management issues. I would like to start with a note from Michel Thiry’s presentation at PMI; The Future of PM in a Digital Economy. ( Members of PMI can log-in …

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Claim Your Online Profile and Credentials

Being discovered and found online is very important for technical professionals! This matter is very important, especially for those trying to get the right professional position, or a consulting contract. A hiring team member (manager, HR, etc.) would search for our name online – to find a reasonable link to qualify our credential. We may lose the first …

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How to bring Agile to other departments; Marketing, Sales, Support, etc.

It is a daunting task to convince other departmental executives to coordinate their departments’ projects with the rest of organization using Agile methodology! This was actually a question brought up by a colleague at one of our PMI-SV chapter meetings. Below are some of responses from the leading managers attending our meeting; We shall think in Agile …

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How to form a nimble PMO office which can provide value to the company

How to create an active and agile Program Management Office (to add prudence value aligned with organizational vision and mission)? How a consolidated approach to portfolios and programs may have any added values? This is a million-dollar question that established organizations revise in their dictionary once a while! Below is a breakfast-extracts from the dialogue between a …

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Water-Scrum-Fall

The first time I heard the “water-scrum-fall” term was at PMI-SV Annual Symposium of 2013 at a presentation provided by Roger Kent with the heading of “Waterfagile or Agilefall? Rethinking Knowledge-Work Process Model.” Quite frankly I have mixed the two methodologies – whenever a mixture suited my project. But what does it really mean? This topic came up …

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What is a SCRUM – once again!

This is a question that some project and program managers ask often-times! Not just probing its verbatim meaning, but for its real-life significance and value. Is Agile framework specific for software or it can also be used in other types of projects like hardware and construction? Let’s first recall Agile Manifesto posted on the “Agilemanifesto” …

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