Friday, April 24, 2015

APMies v2

The publishers have downloaded the new version of the book from Dropbox so now it's fingers crossed time. As it is the second edition and is now co-authored by David Morris, they have given us a new cover:

Let's hope they don't find any problems or mistakes!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Agile Project Management in easy steps

David Morris and I have just finished updating the second edition of Agile Project Management in easy steps. We have expanded the book from 192 to 216 pages, with new chapters covering Feature-Driven Development and Agile at Scale. Most of the hard work has been done by David, who is an expert in the field and who will be taking over the book entirely from the next edition. It has been interesting collaborating with someone on the other side of the world (Auckland, NZ) and 12 hours time difference. And even more pleasurable is the fact that he is my son, so I'm going to be leaving the book in good hands.

Now waiting with baited breath for the publisher's feedback, hope they like it!

Friday, April 10, 2015

PMI Netherlands Summit

I mentioned last week that I had been invited to speak at the PMI Netherlands Summit and the program has now been finalized at:

The central theme is The secret of Project Management; next practices demystified and the presentations will elaborate on Project Management circa 2025. What is the secret of successful project management, what are those next practices we need to adopt? 

During the Summit they will demystify next practices from both a scientific and real-life perspective and will consider:

  • Next practices of excellent organizations
  • Next practices of excellent (virtual) teams
  • Next practices of excellent project managers
  • Next practices deployed
My talk will form part of the deployment thread and I look forward to hearing some of the other presentations and meeting some of the delegates. If you are planning to go do let me know.

Friday, April 03, 2015

PMI Netherlands Summit

I have been invited to give a presentation on Why Projects Really Fail (and what we can do about it) at the PMI Netherlands Summit on June 11th 2015. The Summit is the platform for Project, Program and Portfolio Management professionals to inspire and to be inspired by national and international thought leaders and experts. The central theme this year is The secret of Project Management; next practices I hope I will be doing some of that for them.