Posts Tagged ‘PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL’

2012! Upcoming Agile Events in MANHATTAN (The “Agile NYC Open” & more)

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on December 17, 2011 – 11:05 am

1) NY SPIN: Topic: Small Agile Steps, Big Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Impact Presenter: Claude Remillard Day/Date: Tuesday, February 7 Location: 1290 Avenue of the Americas, between 51st and 52nd Streets (Microsoft) Sponsor: Microsoft To Register: ClaudeRemillard 2) PMI NYC Agile & IIBA Topic: “Collaboration Workshops: Discover, Plan, and Prepare Your Product Backlog” Presenter: Ellen […]

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Announcement: PMI has added my book to their eReads & References site

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on December 15, 2011 – 10:04 am

PMI has just added my book: “The Project Management Answer Book” to their listings on their eReads & References page. Question: Did you know about this benefit for PMI members? Here’s what PMI says about their eReads & References page: “Use eReads & References as an on-the-job guide, a research and study aid, or to preview […]

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My highlights of the PMI Annual North American Congress 2011 in Dallas — What were yours?

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on October 29, 2011 – 6:20 pm

  I attended another great PMI conference (my third-in-a-row) in Dallas last week. If you attended also, Please share Your Highlights in the “Leave a Reply” box. 1. Keynote Speaker: Malcolm Gladwell, author of “Blink,” “The Tipping Point“ and “Outliers.” Much of his talk was about Steve Jobs, and how he felt that Jobs epitomized the […]

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Three PM / Agile Anniversary Events in NYC in October!

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on October 15, 2011 – 8:05 pm

As a sign of the ever-increasing popularity of Agile, there are two Agile Anniversary Events coming up in NYC next week, one for the Agile NYC Users Group and one for the NYC SCRUM Users Group. And one more BIG anniversary: The NYC Chapter of PMI, which in the past year has been running a […]

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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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Book Review: “Managing The Black Hole: The Executive’s Guide To Software Project Risk” (Gary Gack)

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on August 11, 2011 – 12:06 pm

For Project Managers, Program Managers and IT Executives looking to make their projects more efficient and profitable, “Managing The Black Hole: The Executive’s Guide To Software Project Risk (Business Expert Publishing) is a very practical and “deep-dive” book, with a lot of valuable suggestions and tips that I think will be fresh ideas to many readers. The […]

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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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Top 10 Trainer’s Tips For PMs Giving Presentations

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on June 21, 2011 – 7:52 am

How many times have you attended presentations where the presenter knew the content, but the slides were too busy, or there were technical glitches which distracted the audience? I have given hundreds of classes and presentations, and also taught many Train The Trainer classes.  And I’ve put my best 10 tips into an article: “Top 10 Trainer’s Tips For PMs Giving […]

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Big change coming to the PMP test: How can my book help you?

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on June 15, 2011 – 1:42 pm

Per PMI’s Announcement there are significant changes coming to the PMP exam effective Aug. 31st, especially that there will no longer be a separate section on Ethics.  Instead, Ethics  & Social Responsibility questions will be interspersed throughout the 5 Process Group sections (making the test harder!)  HOW MY BOOK CAN HELP YOU WITH THIS CHANGE:  My book,  “The Project Management Answer Book” offers  an extensive chapter on Ethics (much […]

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