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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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PMI-way of maneuvering challenges of complex projects!

We are getting close to 2016 Symposium of PMI in Silicon Valley. A closer look at the speakers and topics (available at PMISV website) portrays real benefits of attending the Symposium. Online search of professional gatherings indicates that PMI chapters hold a high number of symposiums, seminars and conferences with high number of attendees. That’s no surprise as you …

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PMO Thoughts & Experiences (1)

Following is a blog made from Discussion Topics of 01/11/2017 PMO meeting I attended PMO breakfast meeting of PMI-Silicon Valley chapter where participants shared their views and experience regarding PMO and (technical/functional/business) Program Management issues and success stories. Below are bulleted items of a few points made by attendees. I appreciate suggestions and comments by viewers to …

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Knowledge Sharing Among PMO Members

Dynamic discussion regarding PMO and pressing issues leads to practical knowledge sharing. Below is a short snippet of items discussed at our past PMO meeting of PMI-Silicon Valley chapter where participants shared their views and experience regarding PMO and (technical/functional/business) Program Management issues and success stories. PMO contribution to executive committee consists of strategic setting of capital/budget of programs, …

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PMO Topics with Active Dialogue

Last month we had another active dialogue concerning persistent (or otherwise urgent) issues with our projects and programs leads to best practices after a knowledge sharing conversation. Below is a highlight of items we discussed at our April PMO meeting of PMI-Silicon Valley chapter. Contributors are senior expert matters sharing their best practices regarding (technical/functional/business) PMO …

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PMO, Personality Types, Strategic/Tactical Agile; an Active Dialogue

Silicon Valley is the hub of innovative technologies and ideas to push boundaries. From novel technological advancement to collaborative production, San Francisco Bay Area incubates the forward-pushing human desires time-and-again! I attend many professional gatherings and meet ups to meet and learn from experienced technical professionals whenever I have a chance. One of these small …

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PMO as change agent!

I wonder what the challenges of PMO and (Agile) change management are! Some of our experienced PMO leaders think that one failure of (Agile) change management is to couple scrum master and project managers responsibilities into one role! Most of practitioners confess this as a major challenge of Agile transformation in organizations. A project manager …

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Project-Program Management (PPM) Insights that matter

Below is highlights of a few topics conversed by a group of senior technical and professional PPM leaders gathered together at September meeting of PMI-Silicon Valley chapter. Meeting Notes: What are new trends and tools in program management: There are various (new) trends and tools on how we manage our projects; like using various techniques of …

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Project and Program Management Insights that matter

I facilitate PMO breakfast meeting of PMI Silicon Valley chapter where a small group of PMO leaders get together to share their insights and success stories, and get advice for potential challenges. Below is extracts of our last conversation on September 12, 2018. Please note that all relevant comments will be posted. We can only grow by each other’s help. I extend …

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