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In our March 12 webinar presentation, Agile Contracts, by N.K. Shrivastava we covered many of the essentials for creating and using Agile contracts.   This summary provides an overview of the key take-aways, but you’ll want to view the webinar recording … Continue reading

To certify or not to certify, that is the question. I certainly have my own perspectives on the topic, but I thought I’d take the question on the road to see what others have to say about their certification pursuits … Continue reading

What’s wrong with lessons learned sessions done at the end of a project? If the sentiments of my project management training students are any indication, plenty. The complaints are many and varied: “They take too long and we don’t have … Continue reading

Update: This article was the #1 viewed article on BA Times and the #3 viewed article on Project Times for 2015. Each year we like to reflect on what’s happened in the business analysis, project management, and Agile professions and make our … Continue reading

The fourth annual Agile Day Twin Cities was held November 14, 2014, at Target Commons on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. It was a great day of communing with developers, project managers, product owners, executives, business analysts, ScrumMasters, testers, coaches … Continue reading

If you struggle with a lack of sustained discipline in your project change control practice, one opportunity may be to clarify the distinction between controlling performance and managing change. As we move through a project, two types of triggers prompt … Continue reading

This week I added PMI-ACP® to my signature after passing my PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification exam. According to PMI, there were 5,999 active PMI-ACP credential holders worldwide as of June 30, 2014, and the certification is becoming increasingly … Continue reading

Considering getting your PMP?  Software Advice recently published a report on project management job candidate trends that will make you feel pretty good about that idea. Conducted by the Project Management Institute, the results of this research may not be terribly surprising, but … Continue reading

Why PMI-ACP Training? Today’s businesses are as diverse as the people running them, but they all operate in today’s business environment which is always changing, fast-paced, and customer-driven. In that environment, traditional project management approaches are often too cumbersome to … Continue reading

Agile Daily Standup In my many years of project management training, I often joke that our discussion about project tracking and reporting isn’t going to take long because I don’t like it. Even so, I have always advocated for regular, … Continue reading