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DPM Radio Interview: Dave Prior

Posted by Brett Harned

Welcome to another episode of DPM Radio. Beloved Projects at Work author and Agile Shepherd Dave Pior is our guest this time. He’ll be speaking at the Digital PM Summit in Austin this October...
Posted in: The Digital PM


Provocative thinking from the field.

Programmers, Testers, Users

- by Ireti Oke-Pollard, MBA, PMP

Programming and testing are two completely different skills. When it comes to validating that requirements have been met and new issues haven’t been created, programmers need to step away from their own work; testers need to think like users and treat the system like a mystery.

Planning By Consensus

- by Dan Patterson

So much hinges on the project schedule, yet so few team members contribute to it. Whatsmore, they typically don’t care about critical paths, constraints and other building blocks; they just want to know “what, where and when.” We're overdue for consensus-based planning tools that bridge execution and analytics.

Exploring the latest trends impacting the PM community...

Set the Stage for Success

- by Don Beckett

Management decisions made before a software project is underway are a significant factor in determining whether it succeeds or fails. Here are seven principles, based on comprehensive studies, that leaders must support and uphold to help create an environment in which projects can succeed. Ignoring them practically guarantees failure.

Change Enablers

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Organizations that are finding success at change management share a common set of practices, including standardized practices, diligent communication, and engaged sponsors and stakeholders, according to the latest PMI research.

The latest findings and figures.

2014 Pulse of Profession

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Project Management Institute’s annual global outlook finds that the high cost of low performance remains a threat to organizational strategic initiatives. The keys to success are: developing people through training; improving project, program and portfolio management capabilities; and establishing benchmarks and metrics for project outcomes.

PPM Systems Not Ready for BYOD

- by ProjectsatWork.com

A survey of senior executives finds lack of preparedness for the Bring Your Own Device movement within organizations, as well as a continued reliance on spreadsheets to manage large projects.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, BigVisible Solutions
Dave Prior, PMP, CST, MBA is an Agile Consultant for BigVisible where he…

Bart Gerardi

Sr. Technical Program Manager, Amazon.com
Bart has been an ecommerce program manager for 15 years, and can’t…

Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

Vicki Wrona

President, Forward Momentum, LLC
Vicki Wrona is the founder and President of Forward Momentum, a PMI Regi…

Janis Rizzuto

Contributing Editor, ProjectsAtWork
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Aaron Smith

Editorial Director, ProjectsAtWork.com
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DPM Radio Interview: Dave Prior

Posted by Brett Harned

Welcome to another episode of DPM Radio. Beloved Projects at Work author and Agile Shepherd Dave Pior is our guest this time. He’ll be speaking at the Digital PM Summit in Austin this October...
Posted in: The Digital PM


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