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Letting go of the Concrete Life Raft

on 30. Dezember 2010

By Dave Prior for Scrumalliance.org

On my first day of work on a job where my very official job title was listed as “Project Manager”, a stressed out, old, bearded guy took me and the other newly minted PM into a room to teach us how to do our job. The first thing he said was, “When I am done with you, everything you do will be a project. You’ll be unable to look at the world any other way.” Truer words were never spoken. Looking at the world as a series of smaller tasks, with dependencies, a baseline, and a critical path invaded every corner of my brain. I stopped brushing my teeth and started executing a series of steps, which had dental hygiene as a measure of success. A few years later, after months of study, I passed the PMP exam and began trying to impose my “enlightened” approach on the rest of the world with results that were occasionally successful, but mostly, not so much. Read more bei Scrumalliance.

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Written by Dave Prior

Agile Project Management (CSM) training done done

on 16. Dezember 2010

Last week the first ProjectWizards’ training for Agile Project Management took place. Dave Prior CST and President of ProjectWizards, Inc., held the 2 days course in Duesseldorf – Germany. Participants who successfully completed this course understand now:

  • The dynamics of the Scrum framework and how to make use of the practices necessary to realize the benefits of an Agile approach
  • How to begin developing a plan to implement Scrum in their current work environment
  • The differences between Agile and a traditional “waterfall” approach to leading projects
  • The basic differences that are necessary in leadership style when managing projects using Scrum as opposed to a traditional approach

some impressions of the CSM course
We encourage all attendies to visit http://www.scrumalliance.org and complete their online CSM evaluation.

More training possibilities by Dave Prior: Managing Projects with Merlin

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Written by Vicky Stamatopoulou
Vicky Stamatopoulou works at ProjectWizards. She contributes to the MacPM.net blog, Merlin user forums, or other web spaces of ProjectWizards. The content provided is about Merlin or Mac usage, documentation, AppleScripting, or customization. Google+