Episode 43 — All Things Agile with Jesse Fewell

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Episode 43 — All Things Agile with Jesse Fewell

ANDY CROWE ● BILL YATES ● NICK WALKER ● JESSE FEWELL NICK WALKER:  Welcome to Manage This, the podcast by project managers for project managers.  Every two weeks we like to come together and talk about what matters to you, whether you’re a seasoned veteran in project management or a newcomer to the field.  It’s […]

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Impact of the Software Extension on the PMI-ACP Exam

A news update from Marseille, France and the PMI Global Congress:  Karl Best of the Standards Department of the Project Management Institute provided an update of interest to anyone practicing Agile methods.  PMI has entered into a joint venture with the IEEE to develop a Software Extension to the PMBOK Guide.  The target audience is the […]

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Exam Tip – beware of the smudge

When I took the PMI-ACPSP exam, one of the small surprises that I encountered involved logistics at the testing center.  I’ve taken exams for 3 PMI credentials now…the PMP, PgMP, and the PMI-ACP.  In all 3 cases, the majority of the testing center logistics were identical…show government-issued identification; store items in a locker; take nothing […]

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PMI-ACP Exam – Qualifications Change

Qualifying to take the PMI-ACPSP exam just got easier.  March 26 2012, the Project Management Institute made minor changes to the qualifications for those applying to take the PMI-ACP Exam.  Read all the details on PMI’s website. The most significant change is this: you can go back 3 years to gather the required 1500 hours […]

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PMI-ACP Book is Headed Your Way

Well, good news. The book is out and is working its way to fill the supply chain. This involves many steps, including manufacturing, distributing, warehouses, and retail shelves, but it effectively means that most of you should start getting books from Amazon and other sources in 7 to 10 days. It could happen more quickly, […]

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The Math is Simple: 18+3=21

Yes. The mathematics are simple when it comes to Agile, Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban, and the exam for certification as a PMI-ACP, PMI’s Agile Certified Practitioner. For example, what’s the optimum Scrum team size?  Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber state, in The Scrum Guide (July 2011), that the team should be no less than 5 […]

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