PM Strategy

Agile and CMMI: Incompatible?

Are agile and CMMI completely incompatible? It would seem that if you think about the approaches to documentation alone that they would be very incompatible, but think again... Continue reading

Strike the Balance on Agile Projects

There is a key issue you need to manage and balance on agile projects. This is the tension between top down management, where requirements are handed down, and bottom up, where scrum teams determine the details of what they will work on. Continue reading

Agility – An Approach for Our Time

Many people lament the passing of a time of "stability" - where jobs were predictable, project outcomes more controllable, and life more stable. Is this really a new reality, and if so, how can we cope? Continue reading

PMP Exam Changes: What, Why, What Does It Mean?

The Project Management Professional (PMP) exam was recently updated, and we updated our training to include the prescribed changes. But what were those changes all about, why did the update occur, and what does it mean to prospective PMPs? Continue reading

Failure Is Success

The importance of failure to eventual success is not a new topic. But there are a lot of nuances, and the best way to begin to understand them is to study others who have succeeded...usually after a lot of failure. Continue reading