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Jungle vs. Farm: What's Your Environment?
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Amal Easton, a Renzo Gracie black belt and owner of Easton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, recently appeared on a podcast to discuss his martial arts journey. While... Read More»

The Style of No Style
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes “All styles require adjustment, partiality, denials, condemnation, and a lot of self-justification. The solutions they purport to provide are the very cause of the problem because... Read More»

The Mind and Body of Project Management
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 4 minutes I had an English professor my sophomore year in college that said something that will always stick with me. In a rant about athletics, he stated... Read More»

The Accidental Project Manager
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes “As a player, you really don’t understand everything that’s important. So when I started coaching, I went over that one situation in my mind – where... Read More»

You Are a Newbie...Forever
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Excerpt from Kevin Kelly’s book “The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future:” Existence is chiefly maintenance. Everything is falling apart slowly.... Read More»

Create Your Skunk Works
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes For those of you unfamiliar with the term Skunk Works, here is an explanation from Lockheed Martin as to how it got its name: It was... Read More»

The Leverage of Language
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Everyone knows words have power. They can be said to hurt, manipulate, encourage, empower, and so on. The power of ‘I’ shows accountability and responsibility. In... Read More»

Effective Communications = Productive Project Teams
By Alan Zucker
Effective communications are the cornerstone to successful projects and productive teams. The Agile Manifesto extolls the virtues of collaboration, individual interactions, and face-to-face communications. Projects represent our ability to coordinate... Read More»

We've Been Agile for Years, But...
By Alan Zucker
When teaching classes on Agile and DevOps, I am always presented with the comment, "We've been Agile for years, but..." The student then continues to describe an organization rife with... Read More»

If Agile is Better, Why is Adoption So Low?
By Alan Zucker
Agile software projects have significantly better outcomes than Waterfall methodologies. Statistics from the 2015 Standish Group’s Chaos Report show that, on average, Agile projects are three times more likely to... Read More»




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