7 Rules to manage the high power / high interest stakeholder, that acts like Attila the Hun, part 1

PMI’s new knowledge area: Stakeholder Management, was created for a good reason; Stakeholders make or break the project. Their perceptions drive their decisions. Their involvement or lack therefore, is a detriment or a help to the PM. In this article, I will focus on the Hi Power, Hi Interest stakeholder based on the PMBOK’ s […] read more

On November 24th, 2014, posted in: Project Management by

Why it makes sense to get Six Sigma certified

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has been a case study on how to successfully rebrand and make famous, existing process improvement techniques.  LSS is the conglomeration of Lean Manufacturing, Statistical Process Control, Deming’s Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, and some project management.  LSS was made famous in the business world in the ‘90’s by Jack Welch, the CEO of […] read more

Your next certification: Professional Business Analyst

PMI has launched a new certification called “Professional Business Analyst” or PMI-PBA in order to enhance and standardize the role of a project-oriented business analyst (BA).  Since many PM’s also do BA activities, there is a natural synergy. PM’s should seriously consider getting this certification, as a way to improve their skills and get formal […] read more

On August 25th, 2014, posted in: Business Analysis, Project Management by

With Agile, are IT Project managers obsolete?

When I attended my first Agile chapter meeting, we had a tour of an IT department who had gone Agile all the way. The halls and cubicles were completely lined with whiteboards.  There were electronic burndown charts and other visuals at various key places.  We heard success stories and then had a Q&A session. My […] read more

On August 4th, 2014, posted in: Project Management by