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Mike Griffiths
I'm a project leader living in Canmore
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Over the next few weeks, I will be featuring samples from my new Kindle book “Agile Illustrated: A Visual Learner’s Guide to Agility”. The book is a graphical introduction to the agile mindset and servant leadership behaviors for supporting agile... Continue reading
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Thanks to everyone who downloaded my new eBook “Agile Illustrated: A Visual Learner's Guide to Agility” you made it #1 Amazon Hot New Releases for “Technical Project Management”, along with #1 Amazon Best Seller in “Computers and Technology Short Reads”,... Continue reading
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I am excited to announce a new eBook “Agile Illustrated: A Visual Learners Guide to Agility”. It is a short, graphical overview of agile and agile team leadership published as an Amazon Kindle eBook. Using mind-maps, cartoons, and short summaries... Continue reading
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Please join me on Thursday, September 12th for the PMI Organizational Agility Conference. This free, online event for PMI members awards viewers PDUs. I will be presenting on the topic of becoming a Change Resilient Professional. As rates of change... Continue reading
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In my last article on Incubating Innovation, we explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation. This article focuses on actionable tools and approaches. Within agile frameworks, the team retrospective is the primary workshop for planning and evaluating experiments. Yet... Continue reading
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Phew, the wait is over! I have been wanting to talk about this for what seems like ages and now the official announcement is out! If you have ever been frustrated by the PMBOK Guide now here’s your chance to... Continue reading
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If success goes to those who can innovate the fastest, how do we nurture innovation? The basics are simple to understand—but difficult to implement and stick with in the face of adversity. We need to create an environment that encourages... Continue reading
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Now that a software “Done” Milestone is more like a Tombstone If you work in an industry that has digital products and services then the Product Development trend will impact you. As software becomes more critical to business operations and... Continue reading
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I learned this week that two of my presentation submissions for the Agile 2019 conference in Washington D.C. August 6-10 have been accepted. I was very lucky to get two accepted as they received nearly 2,000 submissions for around 250... Continue reading
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Creating a great project charter is an art and a science. Anyone new to the profession of project management needs to learn how to create a project charter. It is not only an important early project deliverable, but it also... Continue reading
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(Over at ProjectManagement.com January’s theme was “New PMs”. I wrote this article about the choices of approach we have and ways for new PMs to navigate them.) These days, new project managers are exposed to conflicting guidance. On the one... Continue reading
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Volunteering with PMI has many benefits. Not only does it feel good to be giving back to the profession that supports us, but whenever I do it, I learn something new and build useful connections with fellow project practitioners. Add... Continue reading
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Quarter Century 2019 marks the 25 year anniversary of Scrum and DSDM. I was involved in the creation of DSDM in 1994 and was an early adopter of Scrum and FDD shortly afterward. Now, having been at this for a... Continue reading
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I have just returned from the 2018 Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF). It was my second year presenting there and this year I hosted a session called “Agile: Not New, but Now Necessary”. It traced several techniques back through... Continue reading
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Let’s explore what you do and do not put in a backlog. How do these sound? Features and non-functional requirements – Absolutely Bug fixes and change requests – Yes, probably Risk avoidance and risk reduction activities – Sure, maybe Opportunity... Continue reading
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Like TV channels, the choice of project management credentials has exploded recently. 20 years ago things were much simpler, in North America, the PMP was the dominant credential, in the UK and ex British Empire countries it was PRINCE2. Life... Continue reading
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I am excited to be a keynote speaker at the Gatineau-Ottawa Agile Tour (GOAT) conference on November 30th. Along with Mary Poppendieck, we will be leading a day dedicated to learning about agile culture and collaboration. The Gatineau Ottawa Agile... Continue reading
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Expansion and Contraction Project management requires the combination of technical skills, people skills and industry-specific knowledge. It is a true hybrid environment. This knowledge and its application also forms a beautiful paradox. Our quest to gain skills is never complete... Continue reading
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We are a generation who stand with one foot in the outgoing industrial era and one in the knowledge-based future. Training and education that prepared us well for careers in the past will not work in a faster-moving future. Now,... Continue reading
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Following my Agile 2018 conference workshop, I had a couple of people ask how I created the smooth PowerPoint animations. I have always liked using animations to explain ideas since they help me understand processes. My logic has been, if... Continue reading
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There have been a couple of stories in the news recently that reveal some important facts about motivation and purpose. Ex-Tesla Workers Are Still Believers Some people’s reactions over being fired from Tesla surprised many analysts. Rather than the normal... Continue reading
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Predictions like “AI will take our jobs” sound scary. However, long before our jobs as project managers are taken, AI will help us. In fact, it already is, and we don’t think about it much. While writing this article, AI... Continue reading
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My PMXPO webinar has now been watched by > 11,000 people and received lots of positive feedback. It is hosted at ProjectManagement.com here. (For people collecting Professional Development Units (PDUs), it also auto-records 1.25 credits for you.) The webinar reviews... Continue reading
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I am excited to be presenting on the Enterprise Agile track at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego, August 7. I have worked with several organizations this year that had issues with work dependencies between teams. My session called... Continue reading
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Introduction We know old concepts that govern agriculture do not apply to industry. Engineers do not consult the weather or growing seasons before designing machinery. Yet many project managers who work in the knowledge worker domain still apply project management... Continue reading