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Washington Techies Hold Retrospective on Healthcare.gov

Washington Techies Hold Retrospective on Healthcare.gov

Last night, I attended the Washington DC Scrum User Group’s monthly meeting, where a group of 25 technology professionals talked about the Healthcare.gov crisis. There’s been a lot of debate in traditional media as to why the website project incurred so many issues. The group discovered four common themes… No One in Charge: The congressional … Continue reading »

Latest News About the PMI Agile (PMI-ACP) Certification

Since PMI announced its Agile certification program a couple months back, there has been a ton of activity. Here are some specifics: Chatter – The PMI Agile Community about the certification has featured some good dialog (PMI Members only link) about what it means. The most interesting is a webinar debate between Alistair Cockburn and … Continue reading »

Bangalore India Talks About Scaling Scrum

This week featured the latest gathering of Scrum prapractitioners in Bangalore. This free event drew a solid 50 participants for the second straight time, and featured some really smart technology workers. The group was about 50% developers, 25% testers, and 25% managers. I did get to do my standard presentation on Agile Contracts, but the broader … Continue reading »

Scrum Gets Going In Bangalore

This past Sunday, May 31, 2010 saw the kickoff event for the Scrum Bangalore user group (photos available here). It was a 6-hour mini-conference that featured 2 speakers, and open-space, networking, and several prizes. Also in attendance were the Agile Bangalore user group, an online community led by Vinay Krishna. Rahul Sah Kicks Off The … Continue reading »

An IT Wonderland in Omaha

Last week I attended the Infotec 2010 conference in Omaha, NE and had quite the time meeting with IT professionals and talking about leadership and management challenges. The conference featured several vendors, including Cox, Microsoft, and Google. The facility was the awe-inspiring Qwest center. I estimate around 700-800 people showed up. Agile Project Management Nuggets … Continue reading »

Experts Discuss Agile Government

This past Thursday, the Washington DC chapter of the Agile Project Leadership Network conducted its monthly meeting. The chapter hosted a roundtable on Agile in the Government, and featured the following panelists: Dr. David Rico, PMP of Boeing Nathan Carpenter of Pyxis Engineering Richard Cheng, PMP CSP of Excella Consulting Thad Scheer of Sphere of … Continue reading »

PMBOK/Agile @ APLN Maryland

I am giving a talk on PMBOK vs. Agile at the APLN Maryland chapter meeting later this month. Details are below: Date & Time: Tuesday, 24 February 2009, 5:45pm Title: PMBOK vs. Agile: Sifting Reality From Myth Description: With the increased success of Agile processes and the growth of PMI, project teams are faced with … Continue reading »