The Agile PMO

A book was published last year, “The Agile PMO” which takes a look at the role of the PMO when an organisation has adopted the principles of Agile to deliver their projects. This topic has been buzzing around the PMO community for a while now – with three camps. Those that don’t believe that anything should differ with the PMO, ...

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The Economics of Agile Payback

If Agile is not about making things cheaper for cost sake, although cost improvements as measured by economic value delivered to the P&L and assets secured to the balance sheet certainly are, how do we measure the agile payback? Economic Payoff The decision we need to make in Agile software development is not just about cost. Nor is it just ...

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Q&A Project Management Careers: Time to Refocus on My Career

“I’m returning to work after several years raising my family, I want to get back on track with my project management career but I’m feeling a little out of the loop. What steps should I be taking?” There are two areas that make a project manager worth hiring – your knowledge and your experience. Concentrate on making sure the knowledge ...

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Strategies of Project Sponsorship – Book Review

  I spend a fair portion of my time exploring the role of the project sponsor with project managers, sponsors and senior executives, so was interested to see a new book on the market and what additional insight it could bring. Despite the title, I was expecting a discussion on the role of sponsor, but this is dealt with very ...

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Agile Project Management

Agile is not about Cost Reduction!

Many times an organisation will embark on an Agile transformation because they have been told, and maybe believe, that it will make their software development projects cheaper (Oh, and they will deliver faster and have better quality as well, but that is a discussion for another time!). This is a false goal that will more than likely not be attained ...

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Q&A Project Management Careers: Working in another Country

“I’m going to be moving to another country later in the year and I’m concerned about how to find a new job quickly. Any advice?” There are some things you can already be doing in advance of the move and that is researching your new market. You will already be able to get a sense of the types of roles ...

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