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Career transition

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08 Aug 2015

Over the last couple of years, I have transitioned from being employed by an insurance company trying to be more agile, through being employed by a small consultancy on-site at clients doing agile project.
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Do we really need projects?

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21 Feb 2015

In an Agile sense, you probably work in one of two types of companies. While there are certainly hybrids of these two examples, bear with me for a while. The first type are IT-focussed, tech-savvy, often.
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The core of Agile

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30 Nov 2013

Peel away the layers of agile practices, dig down through the principles and values of the Agile Manifesto, and what is at the very core of Agile is one simple objective and two activities. The objective.
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Role Playing games as Agile educators

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10 Nov 2013

One day some years ago, I spent a couple of hours in the car while my son – then aged about 13 – told me all about what he'd been doing recently. What was occupying most of his time was World.
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"Deliver on Time" revisited – the Iron…

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09 Jul 2013

The 'Iron Triangle' known to all project managers is one of the cornerstones of the profession. Essentially, it defines the major project constraints of time, cost and scope (sometimes quality.
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Getting feedback

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16 Mar 2013

I was asked to take one of the speaking slots at the "Agile in the Finance Sector" conference in London on 7 March. It was a great event and I was privileged to be asked to speak. My talk was.
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How not to do IT Recruitment

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12 Nov 2011

I received an email from a recruiter recently. It has been a while. Back in the days when I badly needed a job, emails from recruitment agencies were mostly of the "sorry, but…" variety. Then.
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Change Control under DSDM Atern – using…

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29 Jun 2011

During a presentation recently, I was asked how an agile project team manages change control. How, the questioner wanted to know, do you deal with new requirements, scope creep and what happens when requirements.
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Presentations – don't send material in…

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17 Jun 2011

I recently agreed to give a presentation at a project manager's forum meeting. Without knowing the date, I completed the presentation and only then discovered that the meeting was on a day when I.
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Integrating Agile into PRINCE2

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14 Jun 2011

Back in July 2010, I received an email asking me to comment on a white paper which described "the benefits of running PRINCE2 and DSDM together and to provide a general overview on how to achieve.
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Laws of Project Management

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11 Jun 2011

Here's a post I wrote back in July 2006. Amazing how little my philosophy has changed since then, despite embracing agile. If you are new to the profession, here's my top 5 'laws' * If.
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Atern Principle 8 – Demonstrate Control

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08 Jun 2011

Look at this from an organisational perspective. The portfolio of projects currently underway in your organisation represents a significant investment. Assuming they are following an Agile approach, how.
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