Project Management Advice

How to Challenge Waterfall Project Management

Posted on: July 26th, 2012 - Written by: Tom Metz

Waterfall project management is basically a relic of how IT worked in the slower and more predictable 20th century. Its prevalence is deteriorating – giving way to more responsive ways of operation in our 21st century real-time environment – such as agile project management. At a very basic level, the difference in the two is [...]

What is Agile Project Management

Posted on: April 4th, 2012 - Written by: John Blomberg

Agile project management is an iterative method of determining requirements for engineering and information technology development projects in a highly flexible and interactive way. Jim Highsmith, a foremost expert on Agile and author of books on the topic, defines Agile in his book Adaptive Software Development by writing “… the ability to adapt and respond to change … agile organizations view [...]

Basic Introduction To Agile

Posted on: April 4th, 2012 - Written by: Tom Metz

The Agile Methodology for developing and managing product creation grew out of frustrations with the existing traditional approach. Once you see the difference in the two, it is obvious why many are changing their attitudes to Agile. Traditional Approach The Traditional Development Approach follows a set procedure where one activity cannot begin until the other [...]

Is Agile Scrum? Is Scrum Agile?

Posted on: April 4th, 2012 - Written by: Tom Metz

Agile and Scrum are terms used in project management. The Agile methodology employs incremental and iterative work cadences that are also called sprints. Scrum, on the other hand is the type of agile approach that is used in software development.  Agile The Agile methodology is used in project management and it helps project makers to [...]

Using Social Media as a Tool for Project Management

Posted on: February 1st, 2012 - Written by: Tom Metz

Technology has changed the several ways in which we conduct business today or even the several different methods we can now use to talk to family and friends, with text messaging, Skype, Smart Phones, and several social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+.  In the case of Project Management, social media has provided [...]

Guidelines for Working with Sensitive Data

Posted on: December 28th, 2011 - Written by: Matt Ramsey

Some elements of data are more sensitive than others. In the wrong hands, specific data can provide the necessary information to allow a person to masquerade as another (identity theft). Several kinds of information are protected by law and require careful handling. We refer to this information as “sensitive data.” The following document attempts to [...]