Pragmatic Manager Posted: Are Your Shoulds Driving Your Decisions

I posted my most recent Pragmatic Manager: Are Your “Shoulds” Driving Your Decisions? Yes, in case you couldn’t tell, I am doing a series on project portfolio management, so that you do take a look at my Peer Project Portfolio Coaching. Several people took advantage of the early bird pricing. We’re in the not-quite-early-bird pricing …

Agile and Lean Program Management: Collaborating Across the Organization

Workshop Objective: If you’re managing multiple concurrent projects or a series of releases, you’re managing programs. This workshop will help you learn multiple approaches to uniting your projects or keeping your series of releases on track using agile approaches. Workshop Overview: Program managers make the strategic decisions across the organization for the good of the total product. …

Workshop: An Agile Approach to Organizational Change

Workshop Objective: Understand how agile changes the culture of your organization. Now that you are transitioning to a more transparent culture, what do you need to do? Agile is a journey of continuous improvement. How can you prepare for an emergent project? Workshop Overview: Are you transitioning to agile, changing your organization in a profound way, …

Using Lifecycles to Design Your Project

Workshop Objective: If you’re dreading the next project—because you know it will be a disaster, or at the very least uncomfortable—it’s time to think about designing your next project. We’re accustomed to thinking about designing products or tests, but projects? Is it really possible to design a project? Yes. Lifecycles, those idealized approaches to organizing projects …

Workshop: Making Geographically Distributed Agile Projects Work

Workshop Objective: This experiential workshop provides you with an understanding and options for how you might create a successful geographically distributed agile project. The topics we’ll address are how to plan and execute the work for a geographically distributed project. Workshop Overview: If you have teams all over the world trying to create a product together, you …