Posts Tagged ‘IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT’

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

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on April 8, 2012 – 11:31 pm

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 [...]

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Upcoming Agile Events In Manhattan in April 2012

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on April 1, 2012 – 5:23 pm

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: [...]

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Upcoming Agile Events in Manhattan in March 2012

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on March 1, 2012 – 12:29 pm

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 [...]

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

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on October 19, 2011 – 7:46 pm

“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 [...]

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

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on October 12, 2011 – 2:38 pm

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 [...]

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

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on September 20, 2011 – 10:17 am

1) IIBA NYC 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 [...]

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

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on August 12, 2011 – 9:38 am

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 [...]

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

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on August 9, 2011 – 9:33 am

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 [...]

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

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on July 22, 2011 – 1:51 pm

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. [...]

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Highlights of the presentation on Agile (Ruby On Rails) by Neal Ford for Agile NYC Users Group

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on July 7, 2011 – 11:18 am

I  recently attended an excellent presentation at the NYC Agile Users Group in Manhattan Agile expert / book author Neal Ford presented: “Case Study: Rails in the Large – How Agility Allows Us to Build The World’s Biggest Rails App” (location: Euro RSCG, 350 Hudson Street, Tribeca, NYC). What was so good about it? Here a few [...]

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