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Featured PMP Articles

Influencing Stakeholders: An Ethical Dilemma
For most project managers, words like “influencing” and “manipulating” are taboo. Despite the proven effectiveness of these tools to increase a project’s likelihood of success, many label them as “unprofessional” and “unethical.” This article explores these tools through the perspective of PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Measure to Manage: Identifying the Right Measurables in Event PM 
This article takes a look at project measurables in general—and some of the measurables uniquely important for event projects. It will also provide some advice for event PMs to use in deciding what to measure on individual event projects. 

Telecommuting Teams with Agile Projects
It may seem counter to the “rules” of agile, but distributed, telecommuting agile teams can be more effective than their co-located peers—and most of what you have to do to be successful are things you should already be doing.

Intelligent Deviation
There’s a very interesting thing that happens when organizations get to the point where they have a formal process to do something: They expect everyone to follow it. And that's a mistake.

Hybrid Knowledge: Expansion and Contraction
Learning about project management—how to work effectively with people, and our industry domain—is never complete. We then use this knowledge to choose the best action, which for ease of understanding and implementation is usually a simple course of action.

Become a 'Double Threat' PM: A Hybrid Career Strategy
We spend many (perhaps too many) of our waking lives at work, so it makes sense to make the most of it. To immunize yourself from layoff and missed opportunities, this practitioner recommends becoming a double-threat PM.

What's Your Point of View?
Your POV helps people understand you and how you think. It highlights your leadership knowledge and skills. If someone asked you about your project management POV, how would you respond?

Why Hybrid Agile is Neither Hybrid, Nor Agile 
One variation of the different hybrid approaches is so-called “hybrid agile.” It’s a dangerous approach that threatens to deliver the worst of both worlds. 

 

 


Featured Agile Articles

The Reluctant Agilist

by Dave Prior

Podcasts and blog posts to help you manage the challenge of transitioning from traditional project management to Agile. Dave Prior celebrates success, embraces the learning that comes from failure, and digs deep on topics you need to be up to speed on.

Taking the Plunge

by Aaron Porter (MBA, PMP, CSM)

In case you actually read this description, the beginning of the blog is about preparing for the PMP exam. It then evolved into maintaining my credential. After taking a break for a few years, I'm back and will be blogging about project management, in general, and probably a bit of agile on a regular basis.

The Agility Series

by Lawrence Cooper

The Agility Series focuses on agile and agility across the organization not just in software and product development. Areas of agility that will be covered in blog posts will include: - Organizational Agility - Leadership Agility - Strategic Agility - Value Agility - Delivery Agility - Business Agility - Cultural Agility - Client Agility - Learning Agility

Agile in Practice

by Stephen Matola, Karl Best, Stephen Townsend, Edivandro Conforto, Jesse Fewell, Mike Griffiths, Horia Slusanschi, Becky Hartman, Betsy Kauffman, Kristin Jones, Johanna Rothman

This blog is a conversation between the Agile Practice Guide Team and our PMI and Agile Alliance Communities to gain insight, support and collaboration around the creation of a usable and relevant body of work that supports transition to hybrid and agile in project work.

Drunken PM

by Dave Prior

Drunken Boxing for Project Managers “The main feature of the drunkard boxing is to hide combative hits in drunkard-like, unsteady movements and actions so as to confuse the opponent. The secret of this style of boxing is maintaining a clear mind while giving a drunken appearance.” Yeah... just like that… but with network diagrams and burndown charts… and a wee bit less vodka.

 

 


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