Tagged with methodology

4 Simple Steps For Tailoring Your Methodology

In the last few posts, I’ve been elaborating on an upcoming column I wrote for PM Network magazine. In those posts, we discovered that methodology doesn’t matter, but that doesn’t stop us from engaging in the methodology wars. In particular, the methodology war is about whether process compliance or process customization is more important for … Continue reading »

The Real Reasons Behind the Methodology Wars

NOTE: This post is an elaboration of my column in an upcoming issue of PM Network magazine In my previous post, I laid out 3 Reasons Why Methodology Doesn’t Matter. But the question remains: If it doesn’t matter, why do management experts fuss over those methodologies? Why do we see such heated discussions around the … Continue reading »

Methodology Doesn’t Matter

NOTE: This post is an elaboration of my column in an upcoming issue of PM Network magazine Recently, I was reading an online discussion board, where two project managers were arguing whether a particular project management approach could be described as a “methodology”. Their discussion had 37 entries. My first reaction was to roll my … Continue reading »

PMI Hosts Agile Breakfast

This morning at the National Press Building, the Washington DC chapter of PMI hosted a talk entitled “Agile or PMBOK? You can have both”. The presenter was David Sides from ESI, who has been using Agile at his client engagements for a while, and shared his observations light-hearted fashion (more on that in moment). The … Continue reading »

CMMI For the Agile Guy

I spoke last night at the monthly joint meeting of APLN Maryland and gbSpin, where I met Hillel Glazer. Hillel is the “CMMI Agile Guy”, who was the driving force behind SEI’s position statement on Agile. You should check out both the paper, as well as what he has to say on busienss processes in … 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 »

Project Metrics for the Homeless

To help strengthen our culture of client service, Excella Consulting has partnered with Homestretch, a local non-profit that provides homeless transition services. A few weeks ago, we were visiting Homestretch headquarters, planning our community service activity for the Martin Luther King holiday. During the meeting, one of us asked a staffer the simple question: On … Continue reading »