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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


How is the PM and BA certification landscape evolving? [Updated 9/18/2014] What are you doing for your professional renewal and growth? Certification is a great way to leverage experience and knowledge and demonstrate commitment to your field or profession. Recent … Continue reading


It’s always fun to see ProjectsAtWork.com publish my articles.  Thanks to the great comments from readers in response to a recently published work on project ownership in PAW: Recently, a project management colleague was expressing frustration with her inability to get a project … Continue reading