Thursday, September 20, 2007

PMLL Episode 0021 How to Succeed in the Face of Volatility: Lessons Learned from eXtreme Project Management

The MP3 Podcast of the PMLessonLearned.com "Lessons Learned" conference call from 20Sep2007 is now available.

The topic was "How to Succeed in the Face of Volatility: Lessons Learned from eXtreme Project Management" - Presented by Doug DeCarlo

Download or Listen to the MP3 of PMLessonsLearned.com Episode 0021
(if your computer doesn't support that link, then this Internet Archive link or this OurMedia link may work)

Notes from the Conference Call:

Agenda:

* Introduction to call - Host Henry Will, PMP (henrywill4.com)
* Warm up Question: "Think of a project that has a predominance of the following characteristics: high speed, requirements continually in flux, technologically complex, politically sensitive and under staffed. What do you do?"
* Introduction of Panelists

Barbara - PMP and president of Process and Project Solutions (processandprojectsolutions.com)
Steve Blais, PMP Independent consultant and PM since 1969
Doug DeCarlo - Guest Panelist - Principal of The Doug DeCarlo Group - dougdecarlo.com

* Career moment - Angela Varachi - Tek Systems - 973-434-6091
* A few announcements (see below)
* Lessons Learned topic - "How to Succeed in the Face of Volatility: Lessons Learned from eXtreme Project Management" - Presented by Doug DeCarlo (see presentation file on our Yahoo site. Information below)
* Q&A
* Open session after stopping recording (for networking, discussion, etc. - Further discussion on eXtreme PM continued )



Doug DeCarlo supplied a file for the call. It is located in the conference call folder of the files section of our Yahoo Group

Other items mentioned on the call:

* Prize: One PMP Exam Prepcast (approx $40 value) is being given away to one entry picked at random from all email entries. You must enter by the end of the month. Details on Podcast 0020.
* Project Management Cruises - vacation and learn at the same time!

New Jersey Chapter - May 2008 - New Jersey to Bermuda on RCL (http://pminj.org/08-sea/085smp.htm)
Southern New England Chapter - Aug. 2008 - New York to Nova Scotia (http://www.snec-pmi.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=10&id=77&Itemid=123)
Texas Chapters - March 2008 - Galveston to Cozumel Mexico (http://www.pmiclg.org/index.phtml?menu=other_page&menu2=111)

Information provided by Doug:

Presentation file on our Yahoo website

http://apln.org/

http://www.gantthead.com/extreme-project-management/

other agile related information

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_project_management

http://www.agilealliance.org

DSDM.org - timeboxing - Correction: during the conference call I mentioned that DSDM originated timeboxing, but actually I was corrected after the call. Timeboxing was started much earlier (IBM was involved) and was adopted by DSDM

www.extremeprogramming.org

SCRUM and ScrumMaster Certification
http://www.controlchaos.com/
http://www.scrumalliance.org/

eXtreme Project Management

eXtreme Project Management. Ed Yourdon. Chairman, Cutter Consortium.
www.boston-spin.org/slides/024-Nov01-talk.ppt - File Format: Microsoft Powerpoint

RUP: Rational Unified Process (iterative process)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Rational_Unified_Process

Project Methodologies and software development methodologies
http://projectmanagement.ittoolbox.com/topics/t.asp?t=326&p=326&h1=326

http://alistair.cockburn.us/index.php/Methodology_per_project

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_development_process

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agile_software_development

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_Programming



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