New Post at AITS: Managing Globally Distributed Project Teams

My latest article for AITS was published today: Managing Globally Distributed Project Teams.

I’ve been managing projects with globally distributed teams for a lot of years. Between the scheduling problems, the communication issues, and simply keeping everyone aligned on priorities in order to stay on schedule, it can be a handful. I’ve included several links to useful resources, as well as my usual suggestions for solving some of the common problems. But entirely aside from what’s in this article: become knowledgeable about different cultures. Call it a part of business acumen, call it being a citizen of a larger world. Just realize that the jobs at the upper end of the pay scale require a global mindset today and that requirement will spread downward in the years to come.

As always, thanks for taking the time to read my stuff.

New Post at AITS: Practical Advice for Project Managers

My latest article for AITS was published today: Practical Advice for Project Managers.

I’ve been managing projects for a lot of years, and along the way I’ve captured a lot of lessons learned, observations, and rules of thumb. I combed through my OneNote scrap vault looking for some short bits of advice that might be of value and came up with these four. If this little collection seems useful, let me know and I’ll go back and pick out some more.

As always, thanks for taking the time to read my stuff.

New Post at AITS: Agile at Scale Enables Your Grilled Cheese Sandwich

My latest article for AITS was published today: Agile at Scale Enables Your Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

Amazon is one of the few very large companies with a completely Agile culture. You might not like what they are doing to their competitors or the stress levels their employees have to deal with, but they live Agile values and methods, from CEO Jeff Bezos all the way down. In this article, I look at how they were able to develop Prime Now in only 111 days.

As always, thanks for taking the time to read my stuff.