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Action Lists and Defect Trackers in Project Management

Today was definitely challenging as I had to collect the status of the project’s defect tracker. I manage the action items, but for some reason I had to update the defect tracker. So what is a defect tracker? It is a log of all defects. Ideally a project will have a list of requirements which […]

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Agile Project Management

I promised a friend that I would share information on Agile and thought I would place it in a post. The information below will point to information and videos from the experts in the field and I will update it over time. Agile The Agile Manifesto The Twelve Principles Behind the Agile Manifesto Scrum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU0llRltyFM […]

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Read: JavaScript Testing: Unit vs Functional vs Integration Tests on Sitepoint by @_ericelliott

Another article from Eric Elliot that describes the different types of testing. Unit tests, integration tests, and functional tests are all types of automated tests which form essential cornerstones of continuous delivery, a development methodology that allows you to safely ship changes to production in days or hours rather than months or years.Source: JavaScript Testing: Unit […]

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Read: How One Jira Ticket Made My Employer $1MM/Month: 7 Metrics that Actually Matter — JavaScript Scene — Medium by @_ericelliott

I am currently researching metrics for a project that I am hoping to kick off soon. This article lists potential metrics. How One Jira Ticket Made My Employer $1MM/Month: 7 Metrics that Actually Matter — JavaScript Scene — Medium More importantly, the quote by Peter Drucker in the article expresses a pretty realistic true: “What […]

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Watch “Eric Brechner: “Agile Project Management with Kanban” | Talks at Google” on YouTube

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25 Best Project Management Blogs You Aren’t Reading Yet

25 Best Project Management Blogs You Aren’t Reading Yet. My company’s PMO blog (#15)  is included in this list.

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Business Requirements OR Can you say no?

I was talking to a friend at work about how to say no. She had a list of ways to say no. There were only a couple that I really felt would comfortably flow from my lips. How much harder it  would be if I was a CIO at a company. This article on the ZDNet […]

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PMP Certification #postaday2011

There is a poll on LinkedIn that asks: “Is PMP certification becoming more or less important for project managers?” I voted yes and posted my reason which I have pasted below. Last year I attended a conference where Tony Bingham, President of ASTD (the American Society of Training and Development) was talking about the importance […]

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Progressive Elaboration

In the last year, I have managed a project in which I knew nothing about the technology. It has been a long year, but success is around the corner and our first set of basically perfect output should be delivered by October. During this year, I have learned some things about project management. At first […]

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How I Passed the PMP Exam

I just wanted to give the details on what helped me pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification exam. Here are the things I did: At first I was going to take the CAPM exam because my job title is not Project Manager. I am a teacher. Two Project Managent training professionals told me to reconsider because even […]