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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Predictions for Project Management in 2018

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director of Project Management, IIL Every year, there are changes that take place in project management. The predictions for 2018 relate to all levels of management in a firm. Although we have high hopes for a lot of the changes to occur everywhere, some bad results can occur especially

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The Role of the Project Manager: How and Why It’s Changing

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. | Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL Catch Dr. Kerzner’s keynote session, “How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum,” at the 2017 IPM Day online conference On Demand. The role of the project manager is changing. Today’s top management appears to have significantly more trust in, and more

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Why Earn a Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification?

By Ed Lively, PMP, PRINCE2 Practitioner, MCITP   |   IIL Senior Consultant and Trainer About the PMP® Certification The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is the most recognized and important industry certification for project managers. It doesn’t matter what organization you are currently employed with, PMPs can be found to be leading projects in

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Capturing Project Knowledge

By Greg Bailey, VP WorldWide Sales at ProSymmetry As the saying goes, “failure teaches us more than success”. But when we consider the number of projects that fail, and project managers’ struggles to capture learning as they implement projects, it seems project management may be an exception. A 2013 survey found that 50 percent of businesses

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