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.

New Post at AITS: Agile Is an Ingredient, Not a Recipe

My latest article for AITS was published today: Agile Is an Ingredient, Not a Recipe.

It’s easy for a team of developers who work closely with each other forget that the rest of the corporate world exists. Especially when they have a Scum Master and a Product Owner handle team interactions with the rest of the corporate world. But that Scrum team is really just one component of a large team that actually turns a shippable product into revenue.

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