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


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 Gottesdiener, EBG Consulting

Day/Date: Monday Feb. 13

Time: 5:30 – […]

By |December 17th, 2011|Agile, knowledge|2 Comments

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

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 books before you […]

By |December 15th, 2011|Books|0 Comments

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


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 ability to succeed […]

By |October 29th, 2011|Agile, Books, knowledge|7 Comments

Three PM / Agile Anniversary Events in NYC in October!

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 […]

By |October 15th, 2011|Agile, knowledge|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

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

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 author, […]

By |August 11th, 2011|Books, knowledge|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

Top 10 Trainer’s Tips For PMs Giving Presentations

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 Presentations” […]

By |June 21st, 2011|knowledge, podcasts|0 Comments

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

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 more […]

By |June 15th, 2011|knowledge, podcasts|0 Comments