Archive for June, 2008

Project Management is Not Enough

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Are you a software project manager? If so, your job is changing. It is no longer enough to keep the risk list up to date. It is not enough being the person to schedule the meetings and do the minutes. Knowing how to calculate earned value and critical path is the price you pay to […]

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Announcing the 3rd Annual “State of Agile Development’ Survey

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It is that time of year again – Version One has launched it’s 3rd Annual ‘State of Agile Development’ Survey. This is not a vendor or tool survey, it is meant as a global survey on the general state of Agile development (hence the catchy name). Last year the survey received 1,700 completed surveys from […]

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Refactor Your PMP: Cost Management

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Next up is cost management. According to PMI, cost management includes the processes involved in planning, estimating, budgeting, and controlling costs so that the project can be completed within the approved budget. This knowledge area only includes three process, but as you might expect, we are going to put a little different spin on them […]

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Agile Managers?

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What are we going to do with all the managers when we realize the vision of fully self-organizing teams? What incentive to managers have helping teams become more independent if they are in effect working themselves out of a job? I was up at the Agile Coaches Camp this past weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan. […]

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Refactor Your PMP: Time Management

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The first knowledge area we are going to tackle is Time Management. According to PMI, time management involves those processes that contribute to the on-time completion of the project. This knowledge area includes six project management processes designed to accomplish this goal. We’ll explore all six and see how we can adapt these processes to […]

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