Reflection and Takeaways on Agility from the SMC-IT 2018 Space Mission Design conference

By Tom Friend – Agile Consultant / LtCol USAF (Ret) CSP, ACP, AHF, FLEX, CSM, PSM, ATP The 6th International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology, held in Alcala de Henares, Spain, brought together scientists, engineers, and researchers from NASA, the European Space Agency, universities and industry. Case studies on how agile methodologies have been

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A New Way to Recognize the Achievements of Project Managers

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL Introduction: The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are well underway, with athletes from all over the world being awarded medals for their achievements. Military personnel, police departments, and other professional organizations also recognize the achievements of their labor force through medals and ribbons. So, why shouldn’t

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How to Understand Soft Skill Metrics in the Next Generation of Project Management

Many years ago (i.e., before the Internet existed), I worked with a well-known colleague who was quite proficient at writing books. When I asked him where all of his ideas came from, he pointed to a small pad of paper and a pen in his shirt pocket. He stated that whenever any of his students

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Lessons Learned From My Most Important Project Management Best Practice

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D, Senior Executive Director of Project Management, IIL  Last year, I wrote a blog entitled My Most Important Best Practice. In the past several months, people have been asking me what I learned from this best practice. This is good news because it means that people are reading my blog. I have modified

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