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    January 9, 2014

    Agile Organizations: 4 Communication Tips For Decentralized Teams

    Making Agile Teams Work in Different Buildings, Time-Zones & Countries

    One on one communication is a cornerstone of agility.  The Agile Manifesto devotes one of its four values and two of its twelve principles to this type of communication by stating the following: Value: “We have come to value individuals and interactions over processes and tools.”   Principles Supporting That Value: “Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.” “The most efficient and effective method of...Continue reading

    By Ron MontgomeryPosted in Project & Process Management on January 9, 2014

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    September 17, 2013

    PMO 2.0 - Positioning for Success in an Agile World

    Questions every PMO should be asking.

    The Program Management Office (PMO) function became common in the late 1990s as companies were launching projects to prepare for Y2K challenges.  These PMOs had the mission of coordinating and sometimes controlling these myriad Y2K initiatives.  These PMOs carried out their missions and moved on to additional challenges such as SOX, large-scale accounting, CRM, and ERP implementations.  They have established themselves as the “go-to” source for project management information and...Continue reading

    By Ron MontgomeryPosted in Project & Process Management on September 17, 2013

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    July 9, 2013

    Agile Metrics – Measure What Matters

    If your goal is to produce working software, then your metrics must answer 4 key questions.

    By Ron Montgomery, Management Consultant & Owner, OnPoint, LLC The late management guru Dr. Peter Drucker said, “What's measured improves.”  As with most of Dr. Drucker’s observations, there is a lot of wisdom packed into this brief sentence.  All too often, organizations measure things that do not really matter and ignore those things that do matter.  In developing agile metrics, we need to begin with what matters.    One of the agile...Continue reading

    By Ron MontgomeryPosted in Project & Process Management on July 9, 2013

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