The Agile PMO

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 …

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The power of asking for feedback

The power of asking for feedback

Asking for feedback is one of the most powerful tools on your road to personal and professional growth and it’s an excellent way to strengthen trust and relationships on the projects you are leading. The people you work with can see you from all angles, but without the use of a mirror you can only see a limited part of yourself. Without feedback it can be hard to ascertain – not just how you look – but also what effect your leadership style has on others. You can pick some of this up by observing people’s body language and how they react to you, but you will get a much better understanding by asking them directly.  Image curtsey of FreeDigitalPhotos.net Many people shy away from asking for feedback because they are afraid what they will be told, but we are much better off knowing than not knowing. At least we can then do something about it. Besides, when you ask other people about their opinion, they are likely to also tell you about something you do really well that you were not aware of. Feedback highlights your strengths as well as your weaknesses

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New Video: Big Data & Big Data University, An Overview

New Video: Big Data & Big Data University, An Overview

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Video: Big Data & Big Data University, An Overview

Watch my video Overview of Big Data & Big Data University here:

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AAAS Journal “Science” Reviews The Project Manager’s Partner!

AAAS Journal “Science” Reviews The Project Manager’s Partner!

In case you missed it I hereby alert you to the following blog post: (Spoiler alert –They liked it!)

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The Economics of Agile Payback

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 …

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