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Flying High Above Turbulences In Software Development (Part 2 of 2)

But there’s more to success then just acknowledging a statement. Management evangelists Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen conducted extensive research on businesses facing chaotic situations and came up with a set of core behaviors that are practiced with perseverance throughout success stories. The behaviors are shown below in the pyramid of core behaviors.

pyramid of core behaviorsLet’s take a look at what these behaviors mean from the business point of view and also sketch some implementation strategies for them.

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Flying High Above Turbulences In Software Development (Part 1 of 2)

The past few years have taught business owners everywhere that predictability is a thing of the past. Whether they learned it the hard way, or were among the survivors of repeated turmoil, everybody from team members to CEOs is aware that uncertainty is the new “normality” and world class researchers already recognized the “chaotic” economic model as the status quo.

Reasons that led to this reality include globalization, the unprecedented expansion of the Internet and other networks and the lightning speed at which information spreads, as a direct consequence of permanent connectivity. Today’s bleeding-edge technology is mainstream by tomorrow, only to become obsolete just as fast and maintaining a competitive advantage is harder than ever.

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What’s the degree of PMP and Agile within a project,(Part 2 of 2)

My first grasp of the toxicity level for a project template was many years ago, during a meeting (which, taking into account the fees of the participants, wasted more than 2000 Euros per hour), its topic being the template (with capital T) about to be used for gathering some trivial piece of information. Should we keep the X area? It doesn’t seem to apply in our case … I say we should; if it’s there, we might need it. Let’s leave it as it is and we’ll figure out what to write there. And so on and so forth, hour by hour. No wonder this type of experiences make the practitioners want to run away (when can we work if we sit in meetings all day long?) only when hearing about project management. The problem is that the opposite – anarchy – is just as bad as a strict setup.

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What’s the degree of PMP and Agile within a project,(Part 1 of 2)

What’s the degree of PMP and Agile within a projectIf by Project Management Professional (PMP) we understand a la carte project management we now have the question of the century!

But what’s the difference between them to begin with?

I’ve asked myself this question a while ago, when preparing for a combined course (Agile and PMP), and was surprise to find myself lacking any convenient answer. I’ve searched the internet and found an interesting distinction between them: while PMI is a standard, Agile is a framework. You may find the complete article here: Difference between PMP, PRINCE2 and Scrum/Agile.

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