Agile for Executives

Posted on: June 17th, 2020 by admin

This is a webinar that my colleague Lalig Musserian and I did a webinar on the benefits of Agile for Executives. There is an overview of Agile fundamentals but it is largely focused on what the C-suite needs to know. Learning outcomes include: Understand Agile Methods and how they can help an enterprise Understand how […]

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A Virtual Discussion on What You Need to Know About Taking the PMP exam

Posted on: June 5th, 2020 by admin

This is a discussion on what it takes to get certified as a PMP.

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I was a Project Manager before Agile. Am I now a dinosaur?

Posted on: May 31st, 2020 by admin

For those who wonder “How can the team get any work done without a project manager to drive them?”, the answer is that Scrum is a very different approach and in Scrum, the team is self-organizing.

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Investor’s Business Daily on Lessons Learned

Posted on: February 28th, 2020 by admin

When conducting a post-mortem, gather all relevant players in a room for no longer than two hours, says Jim Stewart, co-author of “How To Facilitate Productive Planning Meetings.” If the session lasts more than two hours, people get antsy and attention wanes.

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Video on Facilitating Meetings

Posted on: June 16th, 2019 by admin

A few months back, my friend and colleague Rich Maltzman and I published a book called ‘How to Facilitate Productive Project Planning Meetings.” (Available in paperback and Kindle). Since then we’ve been getting endless requests to speak on the (we naively believed) humble topic. I presented yesterday at University of New Hampshire and Rich and […]

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Announcing My Debut Book On Project Planning Meetings

Posted on: November 16th, 2018 by Jim

My new co-authored book, “How To Facilitate Productive Project Planning Meetings,” will be available on November 20, 2018. As per the book blurb: “Project planning often tends to be done piecemeal or not at all, often leading to missing and/or incomplete information and correspondingly poor results. This practical guide to facilitating planning meetings will […]

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First Impressions on PMBOK Sixth Edition

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 by Jim 4 Comments

Note – This is not an in-depth discussion of the differences between PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge Fifth Edition and Sixth Edition (released 9/6/17). As indicated, it is a first impression after a read-through. Summary: If you remove the Agile references in each Knowledge Area, this edition could just as easily be called PMBOK […]

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Information on PMBOK Sixth Edition

Posted on: August 28th, 2017 by Jim

Jim Stewart, PMP, CSM | LinkedIn In case you haven’t heard, the Sixth Edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is due to be released on September 6, 2017. PMBOK Sixth Edition will have Agile in every Knowledge area and a 190-page Agile Practice Guide will also be available for $49 (but free […]

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Leading Organizational Change

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by Jim

Author: Gina Abudi, MBA, President of Abudi Consulting Group, LLC and Author of, Implementing Positive Organizational Change: A Strategic Project Management Approach Too often organizations tend to jump into a change initiative without doing upfront planning for the change. I have heard the following from clients, “The change is not a big deal – let’s […]

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The Agile Transformation (Part 2) – Challenges

Posted on: July 27th, 2017 by Jim 2 Comments

As mentioned in the previous article, Agile involves moving to a new way of working on projects, a new paradigm if you will. Therefore it brings its own set of issues that must be dealt with. Here are a few of the more common ones: Organizational Culture Organizations are typically top-down in nature, in that […]

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The Agile Transformation – Part 1

Posted on: July 12th, 2017 by Jim

What pushes organizations to embrace Agile and what projects waterfall won’t serve. Organizations that run projects are increasingly looking at transforming the company toward using the Agile methodology. For one example, GE – who is heavily involved in the “Internet of Things” – is having not only developers but also managers trained in . But […]

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