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Disciplined Agile: To Agility and Beyond

2 years 43 weeks ago

Disciplined Agile (DA) has the potential to become a leading agile framework because it creates harmony in this congested thought-space.  DA recognizes practices from across the spectrum and offers a pragmatic and context-driven approach to agility.

Currently, DA is not widely used. 


Integrated Schedule, a Must Have in Program Management

2 years 44 weeks ago

Program management is the process of managing several related projects typically to enhance an organization's outlook, better its industry reputation, to improve overall productivity and to avail of long-term opportunities. I would like to re-share with you today one of the approaches I've formulated and used in achieving Program Schedule Integration in the not too distant past.


Export from Microsoft Project to Excel

2 years 45 weeks ago

If you have ever used Primavera P6, you would be surprised that exporting from Microsoft Project to Microsoft Excel does not provide you with a ready to be used data considering that both products are from the Royal House of Microsoft.

In Primavera P6, exports to Excel come formatted as an Excel Table for any data analysis you might want to carryout but with Microsoft


How to Display P6 Durations in Both Hours & Days

2 years 45 weeks ago

Someone recently asked me if it was possible to display two duration columns in a Primavera P6 layout, one column in hours and the other in days. This tutorial outlines the steps required to display two different units of durations.

Tutorial Complexity: Beginner
P6 Version: Release 18.8.0

Create a custom field for second duration unit

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Failed Agile Sprints

2 years 47 weeks ago

Agile teams using the Scrum framework commit to delivering value in each development sprint.  Sprints are generally 2-weeks long, and the goal is to create working software that can be deployed into production.  While commitment is one of Scrum’s core values,  in reality, teams do not always


Engage Your Stakeholders

2 years 51 weeks ago

Managers and project managers are often told that "engaging stakeholders" is critical to success.  However, they rarely receive guidance on what it means or how to “engage stakeholders.”  It is similar to when I started practicing yoga, the teacher told us to "release our sacrum.”  I had no idea that I had a sacrum, let alone how to “release” it.  



Project Planning: The difference in knowing the principles

3 years 3 weeks ago


Coming from an Agricultural background to the construction industry has been a massive change in my life. While working in agricultural irrigation I completed a course in the Principles of Project Planning part time through Profactaplan( After writing the


Know Your Stakeholders

3 years 4 weeks ago

Stakeholder management is one of the most critical project management functions.  Stakeholders are our customers, organizational leaders, members of our project teams, and people we may not even know.  

The project manager’s ability to effectively identify, understand, and engage stakeholders is a key determinant of success.    According to the Project


The Importance of Management Roles in Business Transformation

3 years 5 weeks ago
Business transformation occurs when a company makes a change in administrative procedures with the intention to organize people and enhance their performance. It can also aim to adjust an organization’s processes and technologies to meet its business methodology and vision, helping and enhancing new business systems. Innovation is the key element in business and business process transformation.

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