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The Agile Education Compass

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by Dave Prior

European and U.S. leaders of the Agile education movement met at the Scrum Gathering last month to create a learning manifesto — the Agile Education Compass — to serve as an adaptable guide for applying agile principles and values in schools and classrooms of all kinds. [17 min.]

Blend Lean Startup, Design-Thinking, Agile

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by Dave Prior

David Bland, founder and CEO of innovation management consultancy Precoil, shares what he’s seeing in the Lean Startup, Design Thinking and Agile spaces, and how he’s helping teams and organizations bridge the gaps between the methodologies to deliver better results. [44 min.]

The Art of Mobbing

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by Dave Prior

Mob Programming pioneer Woody Zuill discusses the principles and benefits of this fast-emerging software development approach in which the entire team works on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer. He says all you need to get started is a “spirit of discovery.” [56 min.]

In the Company of Others

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by Dave Prior

“Personal Kanban guy” Jim Benson discusses distributed teams, including communication systems that help us pay attention, interact and build trust — even if “distribution” is just people working on separate floors. He also shares examples of limiting work-in-progress in healthy, actionable ways [46 min.]

The Influential Agile Leader

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by Dave Prior

Agile coach Johanna Rothman discusses the skills that go into becoming an influential agile leader, including indirect problem-solving, relationship-building, feedback, working with senior managers, being in the moment, and the art of saying “no.” But you have to actually practice these things to get better at them. [45 min.]

What’s New With SAFe, and Why

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by Dave Prior

Dean Leffingwell believes in business results over method debates, be it Agile, Lean, Scrum or Kanban. Here, he talks about the latest update to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe 4.0), which features extensive refinements and new guidance to help enterprises organize around value delivery. [38 min.]

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PM Point of View #56: Construction

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by Kendall Lott, Kristen M. Ambrose, Omoniyi (Niyi) Ladipo, Christopher J. Payne, Jeff Gravatte, Saurabh Gangwar, Ryan Anderson, Sara Collins, Mike Schlegel, Mark Bodner, Lance Coburn
PMI Washington, DC Chapter

This is the third in our series from the 2018 Project Management symposium at the University of Maryland's Project Management Center for Excellence. For this episode, presenters and speakers talk about project management in the construction space. Learn about the latest and greatest technologies which have greatly improved the efficiency and ease of stakeholder management, scope, communication, risk mitigation, budgeting and scheduling.

PM Point of View #55: Volunteer Management

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by Kendall Lott, Jennifer R. Bennett, Teri Johnson, Valerie Pisierra
PMI Washington, DC Chapter

Managing Volunteers is key to the success of nonprofits and associations. In this episode of PM Point of View, host Kendall Lott talks with three Volunteer Management experts on the importance, the components, and the impact of good volunteer management. Listeners will learn about ways that volunteer managers can support their organization as well as their volunteers.

PM Point of View #54: Procurement

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by Kendall Lott, David Yarkin, Gordon Wade, Rick Grimm
PMI Washington, DC Chapter

Almost every project involves some sort of procurement, whether it's goods, or teams of contractors. In fact, Procurement is one of the ten Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK® Guide, and merits almost a complete column in the index of the Sixth Edition. Yet how well versed are PM’s in the best practices, the methods and approaches of the procurement process?

PM Point of View #53: Knowledge into Practice - Agile

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by Kendall Lott, Jeff Dalton, Jason Dunn, Sean Eddings, Bruce W. Gay, Christopher Harris, John Johnson, Susan Parente
PMI Washington, DC Chapter

In the second of our 3-part series from University of Maryland's 2018 Project Management symposium, we feature excerpts from presentations in the Agile track.

PM Point of View #52: PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition - Risk

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by Carl Pritchard, Stephen Devaux, Randall Iliff, Kendall Lott, Michael Hannan
PMI Washington, DC Chapter

What do you get when you put a Systems Engineer, a Value Master, a Portfolio Manager, and a Risk Guy at a table together? Answer: an enlightening discussion on Risk in the PMBOK® Guide, seen through four very different lenses.

PM Point of View #51: Knowledge into Practice Part 1- Leadership

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by Joseph D. Launi, Kendall Lott, John Cable, Myles Miller, Bob McGannon, Pamela Davis-Ghavami, Aimee Richcreek Baxter
PMI Washington, DC Chapter

“Turning Knowledge Into Practice” was the title of the 2018 symposium hosted by University of Maryland’s Project Center for Excellence. For this episode, we feature the track on Leadership and Conflict.

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