Which Agile is the “right” Agile?

It is fair to say that Agile is an extremely fragmented community. An Agile practitioner is often confused about which “camp” I should pitch my tent. For example, if I like Scrum, should be aligned with the Scrum Alliance or [...]

Time Management – the Key to Success

A great teacher once told me that greatness comes from understanding what you should do, but more than that, it comes from understanding what you should NOT do. The time all of us have on hand is limited and we [...]

New Agile Practice Guide and how it impacts PMI-ACP®

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) recently came up with a brand new Agile Practice Guide. It is for the first time that PMI® has attempted to come up with a document like this and for this, it has collaborated with [...]

PMI-ACP® is changing in 2018

Those who follow the Project Management Institute (PMI)® are aware that many of the standards underlying the certification program are changing. This includes the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Standard for Program Management and Standard for Portfolio Management. [...]

It’s all about Products – Not Projects

Nobody cares about projects I have been a project manager for over 18 years and it pains me to say this. However, when a new realization dawns, it is time to move on. And my realization is the following. Organizations [...]

Upcoming changes to the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam

The Project Management Institute has announced that a new version of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)[1] will be released sometime in September 2017. Subsequently the PMP® exam will change during the first quarter of [...]

Agile Thinking

 While working on Consulting and Training assignments related to Agile, I often observe that teams get caught up in the mechanics of the methodology. How do I perform the Daily stand-up? How is it possible for every Sprint deliverable to [...]

Agile Coaching and Consulting

Are you getting value out of your Agile adaptation? 75% of the people who adopt Scrum are not getting the true value out of Scrum. These are the words of Ken Schwaber who is widely believed to be the founder [...]

Realize Intended Benefits

PREFACE of the book by Ravindra Gajendragadkar Businesses do not flourish merely due to a great idea or talent. They grow due to trust and faith that is invested in the idea by the stakeholders – and the sweat and [...]