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Introducing Ask An Agilist on projectmanagement.com

November 9, 2014

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Ask An Agilist on projectmanagement.com

  Today I launched a new blog on projectmanagement.com. As a leader of the PMI Agile Community of Practice, I had the opportunity to be a Trailblazer in PMI’s new online community and set up a blog. Ask An Agilist will be focused on answering questions about Agile development and leadership from the projectmanagement.com and […]

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Manager Math

November 4, 2014

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antique cash register

Have you ever needed to make plans out of nothing? You know the situation: the project is barely defined, no one understands yet what needs to be done, and the team is still working on other projects. Still, you need to come up with a budget and build plans on a foundation of something more […]

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Pride and Joy Projects

May 8, 2014

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3 full racks of Cisco CRS-1 routers

A common interview question is “What is the project you’re most proud of?” I love asking that question because most candidates light up and relax as they talk about a project they enjoyed. I love answering that question because I get to talk about the project that is still my pride and joy 10 years […]

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Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners: A Review

May 6, 2014

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Storm Trooper point at a Scrum Board

  I first discovered Ilan’s Goldstein’s Scrum shortcuts on his blog where I quickly became a fan of his practical advice and personal stories from his years of experience implementing Scrum. Plus, the Scrumtroopers were a lot of fun. So I was delighted to learn he was writing a book that would expand on the nuggets […]

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How To Use Kanban To Get Organized At Home

January 26, 2014

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Home office Kanban corkboard

In January many of us resolve to get more organized at home and try to bring some more sanity to our busy lives. Last year, a designer on my team gave me the ultimate compliment: she and her boyfriend were using my Scrum-ban-plan board at home.  She has become such an enthusiast of using the […]

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: Scrum-ban-planning, Outsourcing, And Being Awesome

December 31, 2013

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Metro arrow pointing to the left

Outside of the daily blogging I did in November, I struggled with posting a monthly article for most of 2013. Still, this year Sockets and Lightbulbs continued to grow with 44% more views and, more importantly, a 243% increase in followers on WordPress.com and email. Thank you so much! Reading, liking, commenting and sharing and sharing my […]

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