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Where is the Project Manager in SAFe?

Where is the Project Manager in SAFe®? Is a question that I always get asked when delivering Implementing SAFe or indeed Leading SAFe; it is at this point I pause, sit down and have a discussion with the class.

The first question I ask is "Can someone define a Project for me?"

Answer: "It has a start and a finish i.e. it is a temporary organisation". 

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Is a Project Manager Different From a Scrum Master?

15-Jun-2018 15:17:36 Scrum Project management Scrum Master

Are the roles of the Scrum Master and Project Manager the same?
I’m a Project Manager; can I be a Scrum Master?
What’s the difference between a Scrum Master and a Project Manager?
Does Scrum make the Project Manager role redundant?
What is a Scrum Master?

These are likely to be frequently asked questions for Project Managers who are new to Agile, considering a career move or involved in an Agile Transformation within their organisation.

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What Is Agile Marketing?

This is a guest post by Jim Ewel, one of the early proponents of Agile Marketing.

I read a lot of articles about Agile Marketing, and a lot of it is confused. Those of us who have led the movement to Agile Marketing have not done a good job of explaining Agile Marketing, what it is, and what it isn’t. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and I think Agile Marketing boils down to three things.

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The Apprentice Is Back On BBC1, And In Desperate Need Of Some Agility

This month has seen the return of the Apprentice on BBC1, with both the good and the bad that it represents.

Now, let’s start by being fair. Each of the contestants already has their own business and is willing to put themselves up to national ridicule in order to further their ambitions, so fair play to them for that.
And, the Apprentice is a television format that has lasted many years and still pulls in high numbers of viewers, so those who created and make it deserve maximum credit for producing such entertaining television.

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Come Meet Us At Project Challenge Expo 2015

“The UK’s leading independent show for projects, programmes, process & resource” Project Challenge October 6-7, Olympia, London


Why Project Challenge?

Project Challenge is a free event attracting Project Leaders, Programme Directors, Engineering Managers, Business Change Leaders and those involved in project and programme management.

Radtac has been involved with Project Challenge for several years as it attracts a large audience with a great range of exhibitors and great speakers. The upcoming edition of the event will feature 40 educational and informative sessions around managing and delivering successful projects.

This year we are headlining the Masterclass session with a presentation by Peter Measey, our CEO, and Darren Wilmshurst, Head of Consulting at Radtac.

Make sure you come along to find out more!

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#Insight Thursday: Scrum, Agile Marketing and Business Transformation

How did project management turn into a Scrum? How do you maximise the art of work not done? What about agile marketing? How does the right platform affect your digital transformation and what is the link between this transformation and your organisation's culture? If you want to find the answers, read on for this week's #InsightThursday feature. If you missed the last one, read it here.

How project management turned into a Scrum

Heavy documenting processes, long delivery time, cost overrun, questionable customer satisfaction are just some of the reasons for shifting to an agile way of working like Scrum, as reported by Lisa Pollack from the Financial Times.*

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The Times They Are a Changing

When the starts recommending agile approaches you know it’s time to sit up and take notice.

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Question Yourself: Is PRINCE2 Really Mutually Exclusive To Agile?

And yes, that is a question! In fact, here is another question:

“Where in the PRINCE2 manual does it stipulate a traditional (waterfall) way to deliver projects?”

So is PRINCE2 that alien to an Agile approach?

Well, let’s have a look at the seven core principles of PRINCE2

  • Continued business justification,
  • Learn from experience,
  • Defined roles and responsibilities,
  • Manage by stages,
  • Manage by exception,
  • Focus on products,
  • Tailor to suit the project environment.
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Social Project Management (Agile in Disguise)

09-Jul-2014 14:00:00 Project management Consulting Agile

I just couldn't ignore a recent article in the summer edition of IT Now entitled ‘How many Project Managers does it take to send a Tweet?’

The quotes below are taken directly from the article.

"Project Management has to change".

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