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Project Management Methodologies

Agile Project Management: What’s Up?

Filed under Agile | Posted by PMStudent

There is a great new site in town about Agile project management. They are running a series of interview/guest posts on The State of Agile. To my surprise, Peter from AgileScout.com reached out to me and asked me to be one of the interviewees.? It’s pretty amazing to be included in this list of Agile […]

Project Estimation: Mapping Size and Complexity

Filed under Agile, Estimation, Kanban | Posted by PMStudent

Complexity in project estimation is important, and yet many if not most project managers seem to ignore it from what I’ve seen. I have been thinking and reading up quite a bit on relative methods for eliciting estimates for projects. I’ve enjoyed Planning Poker mostly as a means to get a team working more as […]

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…