Category Archives: Agile

Don’t Forget These 3 Factors when You Go Agile

When organizations decide to adopt agile, this is what often happens: You are so keen on your decision to go agile, you may even have top management buy-in, but in the hype of the agile transformation, you forget to consider … Continue reading

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The Top 4 Manager Contributions to Successful Agile Implementations

Lately, I blogged about management behavior that will make or break a robust agile implementation. I mentioned that agile transformations are only likely to succeed if heavily supported by the management. It is a prerequisite for a robust agile implementation that managers … Continue reading

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Management Behavior that Will Make or Break a Robust Agile Implementation

A couple of months ago the following statement was made at a conference by a business manager: “We want better projects, so the management of our company has decided that everyone will start working agile from January 2015”. I was puzzled. Very puzzled. Did … Continue reading

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Så galt kan det også gå, når man præsenterer nye ideer

I sidste uge var jeg i Amsterdam. Jeg skulle holde indlæg om, fordelene ved at kombinere traditionelle og agile projektmetoder, og hvad der skal til, for at få kombinationen til at virke optimalt. Indlægget var naturligvis velforberedt, og min mission … Continue reading

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The Simple Reasons Why Agile Implementations Often Fail

I returned a few days ago from the annual PMI conference in Belgium, where I was giving a speech about the pitfalls in project communication. One of my main points was that too many different languages are being spoken in … Continue reading

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Here are the 4 Questions that I Always Get When I Introduce Kanban as THE Method to Plan and Control Projects and to Increase Project Quality While Keeping the Team Stress-free and the Customer Satisfied

…and of course you will also get my 4 (almost) simple answers to these questions But First a Little Background Information: For several years I have been working with Kanban as the planning and controlling mechanism on my projects which … Continue reading

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5 (almost) Secret Factors about Agile Project Management

Agile projects were put on a formula by the Scrum inventors in the nineties, but what about agile project management? What IS agile project management? Factor 1: In Scrum there is no such thing as a project manager, but on real world projects,  of … Continue reading

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How to Become More Agile while Keeping in Control

How Good is Your Project Performance? How safe are your projects from going over time and budget, and are you sure, that they are delivering the expected value? Research shows that of all projects carried out in organizations, both public … Continue reading

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Pausen er slut!

Har du undret dig over den lange tavshed på Xvotos blog “Projektledelse i virkeligheden”? Har du spekuleret på, om det er slut med de praktiske tips og tricks om projektledelse? Det hurtige svar er, at NEJ, det er bestemt ikke slut, men … Continue reading

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