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How lack of real management support can kill agile ambitions

These days agile is the new black, and thanks for that! Having been an IT Project Manager for around 30 years, I have seen too many classic-style projects fail, because the budget or the time allocated to do the project … Continue reading

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Scaled agile frameworks and methods? Don’t waste your time and money in an attempt to make the unworkable work

It has been a while since I have had a chance to write on my blog, and have I missed it! You may be a busy person too and want to go directly to my latest article on TechBeacon about why … Continue reading

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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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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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