Since 2009, I have been a contributing editor to PM Network, the official membership magazine of the Project Management Institute with over a half-million readers. In addition to providing occasional input for articles, I have the privilege to author the recurring column, “The Agile Project Manager”. Sometimes, I will post the column on my blog, well after the paying readership has had first dibs. For the benefit of those who are not members, I offer below authorized selections from the column, so that you can get a taste of what you’re missing.

 

 


Agile experts say the stupidest things

Agile experts say the stupidest things

This post was originally published (p28) as part of my recurring “Agile Project Manager” column in PM Network, PMI’s membership magazine. Other installments can be found here. It drives me crazy. I heard an agile consultant this week say, “We’re trying to force the client to track progress they way we want her to”. Really? Good luck with … Continue reading »


Originally published August 2012. Download here [PMI login required]

Want successful projects? Do less work

Want successful projects? Do less work

The most dramatic cause of project overruns is that we are doing more work than is absolutely necessary to achieve the high-level scope statement. But you can be the exception. Do not simply accept the project plan handed to you. Facilitate true innovation, which is delivering the most valuable business results from the least amount of work. Continue reading »


Originally published Feburary 2012. Download here [PMI login required]

Originally published May 2012. Download here [PMI login required]

Just Enough, Just In Time, and Sometimes Just Because

This post currently appears as the latest installment of my recurring “The Agile Project Manager” column in the January 2011 issue of PM Network magazine. PMI members can view the original printing of the column here: http://www.pmnetwork-digital.com/pmnetwork/201101?folio=17 “How much up-front planning should we do? How many people should we hire? How many meetings, documents and … Continue reading »


Originally published January 2011. Download here [PMI login required]