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Self-Organizing Project Teams

Agile project management requires self-organizing teams that can adapt to a variety of projects, including data warehousing, business intelligence, and analytics initiatives. Extreme Scoping is an agile project management approach for building data warehouse and business intelligence (DW and BI)

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A New Approach to Agile Project Management

Data warehousing / business intelligence / analytics programs require a different approach to project management.  Quick deliverables, simplified scope, and attention to rapid results are combined in a method called “Extreme Scoping” Every organization needs a methodology to manage projects

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Three Simple Steps to Communication Success

Communication and miscommunication affect projects and so much more. There are simple steps anyone can take to improve all communications Most people have witnessed situations where two project team members start out talking calmly, then quickly escalate to a heated

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Requirements for Agile Projects

There is no difference between requirements for agile projects and those for traditional projects. Therefore, the preferred phrase should be “requirements for agile projects” Agile development approaches are used currently in most software organizations at least some of the time.

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Waterfall versus Agile Project Management

Waterfall and agile project management styles have strengths and weaknesses. Both are suitable in specific situations. Know the strengths and weaknesses, and when to use one style over another for successful project management. Many project management professionals inquire about “agile

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The Third Dimension in Project Management

Project management requires the use of a solid framework and an experienced project manager to ensure the success of any project, any size, in any industry Introduction As a project manager, I found the TV show “Iron Chef” fascinating. Watching

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Common People Project Management Challenges

Many project management challenges are centered on the people involved in a project; part of the “people, process, technology” triangle as the basis of all organizations Introduction There are still some common project management challenges, despite the huge efforts from

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Global Project Management Office Implementation Part 4

Project Management Office (PMO) implementations need project portfolio management and project management tools to sustain the PMO function Introduction Part 1 covered requirements of creating a PMO and the steps needed for a successful PMO. This part also addressed a

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