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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.]

PMI Washington DC Chapter

PM Point Of View #47: PMBOK® Guide Edition 6: Quality

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

What does PMBOK® Guide - Edition 6 say about Quality? It refers to the cost of Quality. And there is a cost to quality – in terms of both money and time. But lack of quality also has a cost.

PM Point Of View #46: Change Management

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by Yves Cavarec, Karen Smits, Kendall Lott, Luis Alberto Caceres Villota
PMI Washington, DC Chapter

Projects inevitably bring about change – whether its related to culture, processes, systems, environment, or all of the above – and it’s the Project Manager who must shepherd the team or the organization through the sometimes painful process. That means dealing with resistance.

PM Point of View #45: PMBOK 6 - The Agile Effect

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by Jesse Fewell, Kendall Lott, Michael Hannan
PMI Washington, DC Chapter

This is the second in a series of roundtable discussions on PMBOK® 6. The focus here is Agile and the Agile Practice Guide, which is included as a supplemental volume in latest PMBOK® Guide. For this discussion, one of the co-authors of the guide, Jesse Fewell, joins two previous panelists, Michael Hannan, and Randall Iliff, to talk about the decision-making process that went into the guide.

PM Point of View 44: PMBOK 6: Scope & Schedule

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by Stephen Devaux, Kendall Lott, Michael Hannan, Randall C. Iliff
PMI Washington, DC Chapter

For this probing look at the newly released PMBOK 6, we convened a panel of experts for a rousing roundtable discussion. Host Kendall Lott talks with Stephen Devaux, Michael Hannan, and Randall Iliff about what’s good, what’s interesting, and what’s missing in the latest iteration of the PMBOK Guide. Among the topics covered are: projects as investments; time as a resource; flow; and more.

PM Point of View #43: Winners

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by Kendall Lott
PMI Washington, DC Chapter

PMI Award Winners discuss projects and their philosophies vis-à-vis Project Management. Learn about how these outstanding PMs went about laying out their vision, handling the stakeholders, addressing the risks, and successfully completing some challenging projects. This inspiring episode offers great ideas and food for thought for PMs at all levels.

PM Point of View #42: Project Management in International Development

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by Kendall Lott, Peter Pfeiffer, PMP, Amy Davis, Haluk ÜÇEM
PMI Washington, DC Chapter

Looking for a challenge? Try managing a project whose stakeholders represent a cross section of cultures, languages, and even governments; where funding can come from multiple sources, often many steps removed, physically and culturally, from the beneficiaries; and where the results can’t be measured in any meaningful way until months or years after project completion. Welcome to the world of International Development.

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