The Disciplined Agile Mindset

By Scott Ambler | Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute [This post is a supplement to Scott’s upcoming keynote at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference] The DA tool kit supplies straightforward guidance to help you, your team, and your enterprise increase your effectiveness. The DA tool kit shows you

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Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

[This post is a sneak preview of Jesse Fewell’s talk at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference, and is based on his upcoming book Untapped Agility] We’ve been told that to achieve more innovation, more collaboration, or more agility, we need to adopt modern practices. Unfortunately, many of those practices seem fundamentally incompatible a

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The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader

By Frank P. Saladis, PMP, LIMC MCCP, PMI Fellow Virtual teams have been a part of the business, public, and not for profit environments for many years. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s the internet began to significantly influence how information and meetings were managed. The economic situation in 1986 also had a major impact on

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Lifting the Language Barrier

“If you differ from me, my brother, far from harming me, you enrich me.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, aviation pioneer, writer and poet, 1900 – 1944 Over more than three decades working internationally as an engineer, project manager, trainer and coach, one of the major things that I have observed is the importance of the

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“Discounting” theory as a framework for assessing remote work proficiency levels

Working virtually with team members dispersed nationally or across the globe is nothing new and our use of this way-of-working has been steadily increasing over the last few decades. We don’t need to be talking about full-blown “follow the sun” projects to make use of remote working methods: from interactions with overseas suppliers to outsourced

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Are You There? Hello…?

By Keith Wilson, MBA, B.Comm., PMP, MCP, MCT, CSM, CSPO, KMP, CDA Virtual meetings/teams can be new territory for many of us. It can be especially difficult to be sure all attendees are getting the most out of the meeting. Sometimes, you can be left questioning if you have their full attention or if things

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Sorting (and beyond!)

By Bob Umlas, Excel MVP In this blog, I’ll discuss sorting, likely beyond features you knew were available! We’ll start with this screenshot of a file: It needs sorting. There are many ways to sort data. There are 3 ways to access sorting from the Data tab: 1– 2–You can right-mouse click on a cell

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