Events For PMs in NYC in March

1) NYC SCRUM – Monthly Event for March – Co-Hosted by: Mary Pratt and Dana Pylayeva! 

Topic: “Growing by Sharing – Transitioning a Group to a Self-Directed Model” (This workshop will also be presented at the Global Scrum Gathering, San Diego in April 2017)
Speaker: Mary Pratt, Senior VP at Edelman, CSM, CSPO, CSP, Professional Scrum  Master, and co-founder of NYC Scrum
Speaker: Dana Pylayeva, Agile […]

By |February 18th, 2017|NYU PMP|0 Comments

Are you an “Accidental Project Manager?” You’re not alone!

Many PMs get their start by one day finding themselves “thrown into” managing projects. A new buzzword for this is “Accidental PM.”  Are you one?  You’re NOT alone!

In my case, I was a technical trainer, who started falling into supporting the I.T. products I was training on.  Then one morning I got a big surprise when […]

By |April 8th, 2012|knowledge, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Upcoming Agile Events In Manhattan in April 2012

1) NYC SCRUM Users Group 

Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, April 10th, 6:00 PM

Topic: – Intro to Business Value Engineering 

Speaker:  Joe Little of Kitty Hawk Consulting

Location: EURO RSCG, 350 Hudson Street, 9th Floor

Meeting Leader: Rob Purdie

==> Registration Link


2) PMI NYC “Agile: Your Tough Questions Answered” 

Presenter: Mark C. Layton, CST, Platinum Edge, Inc.  (recognized globally as Mr. AgileTM)

Day/Date: Monday, April 9th

Time: 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Location: DownTown Association, 60 Pine Street

==> Registration Link  (then select […]

By |April 1st, 2012|Agile, blog, knowledge, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Upcoming Agile Events in Manhattan in March 2012

BUT FIRST… some  photos from the AgileNYC Open this week in Manhattan:

– Agile NYC Open  <– A gallery of photos of this week’s Agile NYC Open at Pace U. (courtesy of Larry Mantrone, PMP/CSM)

– Ilio Krumins-Beens <– One of the Agile Instructors at the event, leading an excellent seminar at the Agile NYC Open

– ShortVideo.Morning.AgileNYCOpen <– A short clip the event’s […]

By |March 1st, 2012|Agile, Books|0 Comments

Going for your PMP? Top 10 Reasons To Buy “The Project Management Answer Book”

“The Project Management Answer Book” will help you increase your knowledge and get your PMP, as it has for many Project Managers in the U.S. and around the world.

It was recently named one of the “Top 10 Books Every Project Manager Should Have In His Or Her Collection” by Bright Hub and has also received very positive […]

By |October 19th, 2011|Books|2 Comments

Is it possible to screen for Ethics in a candidate? (Hint: Yes!)

The other day I was meeting with the senior manager and he told me that one of his biggest problems is poor Ethics in his employees.

He said he felt that Ethics was impossible to screen for in applicants, because A) every candidate will say he or she is very ethical, and B) people solicit references […]

By |October 12th, 2011|Books, knowledge|0 Comments

Upcoming Agile Events in NYC (end of September / October)


Speaker: Emiliano Soldi, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM

Topic: “Agile PM: A Tradeoff Between Proactivity & Reactivity”
Emiliano Soldi, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM
Day / Date:  Monday, August 13, 2012

Time: 5:30 – 9:00 PM

Location: Microsoft – 1290 Avenue of the Americas (6th Floor: Tavern / Carousel)

Key take-aways:

Understanding how complexity can be reduced and faced through an agile approach
Learning about how the requirements […]

By |September 20th, 2011|Agile|0 Comments

Interviewed about my book by Elizabeth Harrin as part of her “Summer of Books 2011” series

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by well-known London-based book author and blogger Elizabeth Harrin: “Getting some answers: an interview with Jeff Furman” which just came out as part of Elizabeth’s “Summer of Books 2011” series, on her widely-read blog: “A Girl’s Guide To Project Management.”

Here is a photo of Elizabeth (left) interviewing […]

By |August 12th, 2011|Books|2 Comments

5 Excellent Agile Events in September in NYC (4 offering PDUs)

5 Agile events in Manhattan this month (the first 4 offering PDUs for PMPs).

1) “Turbo-Charging Agile Software Development with Lean Methods and Systems Thinking”

(presented by NY SPIN)

Date / Time: Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Location: 1290 Avenue of the Americas between 51st and 52nd St. (Microsoft Offices)

PRESENTER: Satish Thatte

To register: NY SPIN Sept. […]

By |August 9th, 2011|Agile, knowledge|0 Comments

Top 16 Reasons I Switched To A Mac (& some Conversion Tips)

Switched to a  MacBook Pro and am a happy camper (after about 15 years with Windows PCs).

Ed Grimley: “The speed and quality are like a joke, I must say!”
Here are a few conversion tips I picked up as I was making my conversion, to help others making the change, or considering a Mac.


By |July 22nd, 2011|knowledge|3 Comments