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Membership Meetings 2018

Rules of Engagement for Complicated Stakeholders

Alamo PMI June 2018 Monthly Meeting - Benjamin Anyacho, DMIN, MBA, CCM, PMP


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Featured PMP Articles

How to Harness AI in Your Organization
There are now AI services, products and capabilities that make it available “off the shelf.” That means your organization no longer has to develop AI programs from scratch. With that change in mind, consider the following ways you can bring AI to your organization…

Getting Buy-in From Different Project Stakeholders
Early on in your project/change management process, you need to plan for how you’ll get relevant buy-in from everyone. To ease this process, there are a lot of different tools at your disposal...

Tactics for Success with System of Record Upgrades
System upgrades are popular projects and have certain common success tactics. When you are upgrading a system of record, however, the stakes are greater. Be ready for a SOR upgrade by using these tactics for success—especially those related to requirements.

The 12-Point Requirements Prioritization Framework
Projects facing multiple requirements, budgetary constraints and tight deadlines often need to prioritize stakeholder requirements. At some point, it’s necessary to make decisions on which set of requirements need to be implemented first and which ones can be delayed.


Featured Agile Articles

The Agile Leadership Paradox
By: Dr. Simon Hayward 
Agile leaders are skilled at connecting people and building trust. They are also adept at cutting through bureaucracy and challenging the way people think. In effect, an agile leader is an enabler and a disruptor at the same time. Here are some key points to help you chart both paths on your agile journey.   [See the full story]

Standardized Agile — An Oxymoron?
By: Andy Jordan 
As organizations apply agile methods to more projects and areas of the business, they are also seeking to create consistent approaches. But does that run counter to agile principles? Or can a balance be achieved between the need to centrally monitor work and the desire to optimize team performance?    [See the full story]

Kanban, WIP and Happy Stakeholders
By: Bart Gerardi 
A Kanban-based approach to sprint planning can produce a number of benefits, particularly when it comes to limiting work in progress. Through mechanisms that uncover impediments and prioritize items, Kanban can help to create more productive sprints, more engaged teams and more satisfied stakeholders.    [See the full story]

Agile Risk Leaders Do the TANGO
By: David Hillson 
Principles embodied in the dance known as the Argentine tango can serve as a helpful metaphor for leading risk management efforts with trust, agility and ownership. Here are five qualities or skills that risk leaders should always consider and work to develop.   [See the full story]

Scrum Exposes Dysfunction? Not So
By: Gil Broza 
One popular saying in the agile community is "Scrum exposes dysfunction." In this practitioner's experience, this belief is not only wrong, it’s also a detractor to genuine attempts at transformation.   [See the full story]

Agile for Complex Projects
By: Arvind Kumar 
This article gives an overview of how agile can be leveraged for complex projects by breaking them into design and implementation phases. it is based on the author's experiences and best practices with complex projects and deployments using agile.   [See the full story]

Most Project Managers Make Lousy Scrum Masters
By: Anthony Mersino, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, PSPO 
Though it may sound tough or critical, the reality for this author is that most project managers make lousy scrum masters. The good news for those of you who are great project managers is that it is possible to be a great scrum master as well. Here are some tips...   [See the full story]

Tentative Agility for Non-IT Organizations: A Step-by-Step Approach
By: Dinesh Sharma ,Geetika Hans Dua 
Almost every organization has either adopted or is planning to adopt agile-based models. Implementing agile for non-IT organizations is a greater challenge and requires a different approach. This article looks at a step-by-step approach to tentative agility for such organizations.   [See the full story]