Agile: Beyond Software Development

Traditionally, Agile has been used for software development. However, an awareness is emerging that Agile can be a management tool with value beyond software projects alone. Numerous books, blogs, and papers offer perspectives on the Agile Development Model as an improvement on the Waterfall Development Model and compare their respective software development lifecycle (SDLC) methods. […]

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Project Managers Can Be Emotional

Is there a correlation between Project Management and Emotional Intelligence? People use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior. Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions and to handle interpersonal relationships astutely and empathetically. Effective leaders tend to be more person-focused because, in order to lead effectively, you […]

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Planning success after execution

Metrics are vital to managing a successful service. It’s how the service owner measures quality and performance: whether it’s compliance with a government requirement or regulation, customer satisfaction, or business process efficiency. It’s also how the service portfolio owner makes decisions around the retention or retirement of a service. These successes (and failures) must be […]

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The right level of planning

We, at eMentum, considered multiple topics to discuss for this first post, including Quality Management (and IV&V), Engineering PMOs vs. “Lean” PMOs, and when to implement release management instead of just project management, based on level of usefulness and interest.  Additionally, we considered the timing of this blog.  After all, October is Cyber Security Awareness […]

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