Category Archives: Methodologies

Project Management Methodologies

Project Management in Everyday Life

Filed under Kanban, Scope | Posted by PMStudent

I use techniques I learned as a project manager in my everyday life all the time. ?Do you? If you are learning to become a project manager, have you started experimenting with these tools and techniques on your own, so that when you do start managing your own projects you will already be familiar with […]

Ups and Downs of Implementing Kanban with Pawel Brodzinski

Filed under Kanban | Posted by PMStudent

I have always respected Pawel Brodzinski for his pragmatic style and views on software development. Recently, I started to get very interested in Kanban and have spent some time researching the topic since it is something I have not yet used in practice. ?Shortly, I came across this excellent series by Pawel on his struggles […]

Systems Thinking:
Why you should care

Filed under Books, Other | Posted by PMStudent

Timothy Johnson is all about accomplishment. His motto is ” Carpe Factum” which is Latin for ” Seize the Accomplishment”.? Having read his other books, I was excited to get my copy of? SWAT (Systems Working All Together).? Systems thinking has been a big part of? my life for a long time and is embedded […]

Chaos and SCRUM

Filed under Agile, Estimation, Requirements, Risk, Scope | Posted by

Josh asked me to write about some of the challenges and obstacles that we face in our environment. In order to do that I should explain a little about that environment.

Over the past 36 months we have transformed ourselves…

Implementing SCRUM…the basics – part 2

Filed under Agile | Posted by

In this post, I explained that SCRUM is not a silver bullet and?that there some significant barriers to entry for organizations wanting to adopt SCRUM. In this post, I’m going to introduce Agile estimating, planning poker, fibonacci, and velocity. Let’s say that your organization is ready to go, you’ve turned command and control on it’s […]

Self-Organization: The Secret Sauce for Improving your Scrum Team

Filed under Agile | Posted by PMStudent

Dr. Jeff Sutherland is one of the co-creators of the Scrum software development process. He and Ken Schwaber invented Scrum in 1993. Since then he has worked with many software companies and IT organizations to extend and enhance this process.

I’ll add a bit about the Nokia Test and Shock Therapy, but you’ll have to watch the video for the rest.

Methodology Madness

Filed under Other | Posted by PMStudent

I received a great question from a subscriber to my PMP Guide newsletter about methodologies and frameworks.

He cited a bountiful list with a question of whether he needs to know all of these in and out: