The latest happenings and issues impacting the PM community...
A record 1,700-plus Agile practitioners gathered at the Agile2013 conference in Nashville this week to network and learn about the latest best practices. Joined by hundreds of companies exhibiting Agile tools and services, here is a recap of industry news announced at the show, including product releases, strategic alliances and new studies.
A new guide identifies effective change management practices and how practitioners and organizations can apply them in the context of portfolio, program and project management. It is available as a free download for a limited time.
The deal adds planning, analytics and risk management capabilities to Deltek’s enterprise project and program management solutions for professional services firms and government contractors.
Government organizations are risking $148 million for every $1 billion spent on programs due to ineffective program management, according to a Project Management Institute study presented to the Government Efficiency Caucus this month.
The partnership with IBM will offer global services organizations access to advanced business analytics within the Compuware Changepoint PSA/PPM solution. In addition, Changepoint has added a critical document generation system from Intelledox.
At a Congressional subcommittee hearing held April 24, Project Management Institute shared lessons learned on how the Department of Homeland Security can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its programs.
The acquisition of Flowdock expands Agile software development provider’s global footprint and adds its first international R&D site in Helsinki.
The Scrum Alliance has announced its 2013 Board of Directors, including new chairman Harvey Wheaton.
Four academians have received research grants from Project Management Institute to investigate and improve project management practices in four areas: virtual teams, new product development, professional development and organizational project governance.
The acquisition of the Microsoft SharePoint-based PPM software provider creates a combined organization serving more than 800 enterprise clients and 250,000 users worldwide.