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Agile Terminologies

Agile Terminologies refer to the specific language or vocabulary used in Agile software development methodology, including terms such as Scrum, Sprint, Backlog, User Story, Product Owner, and Sprint Review, among others. These terms have specific meanings and are used to facilitate communication and collaboration within Agile teams. Following are some important Agile Terminologies Agile: Agile […]

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Deliverables

In project management, deliverables refer to any item that is produced as a result of a project. Deliverables can take many forms, from physical products to online documents, reports, or software applications.   Deliverables are not milestones. Yes!, a project milestone, sometimes encompasses deliverables, is the only marker in time to indicate the transition from […]

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Operations and Projects

In business and management, operations and projects are two independent but frequently interrelated concepts. Operations are the continuous operations and procedures required for the production of goods and services. Operations management is concerned with the design, administration, and enhancement of these processes to fulfil customer and stakeholder requirements. In contrast, projects are temporary activities with […]

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Change Management and Configuration Management

In today’s dynamic and fast-paced business environment, organizations constantly face the need to adapt, evolve, and innovate to stay competitive. Central to this process are two crucial disciplines: Change Management and Configuration Management. These twin pillars serve as the foundation for ensuring smooth transitions and maintaining the integrity of systems, processes, and projects throughout their […]

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Agile and Waterfall methodologies

Agile and Waterfall Methodologies have been part of the Project Management world for quite some time; let’s quickly review them; Agile Methodology:Agile is an iterative and incremental approach to project management that emphasizes flexibility, collaboration, and customer feedback. It involves breaking down the project into small, manageable tasks called user stories, which are prioritized and […]

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PMI’s PMP Application

Before jumping into PMI’s PMP Application, let’s first review what is the project and how it is different from operations. Projects are temporary endeavours that are designed to achieve a specific goal or objective, while operations are ongoing processes that are designed to achieve a continuous objective or goal. Effective project management practices can help […]

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Tailoring

In project management, there isn’t a universal method that fits every project. Each project is distinct and comes with its own set of needs. To ensure we’re equipped with the most suitable tools, we need to focus heavily on tailoring. Tailoring: Determining the appropriate combination of processes, inputs, tools, techniques, outputs, and life cycle phases […]

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OSCAR coaching and mentoring model

The OSCAR coaching and mentoring model, developed by Karen Whittleworth and Andrew Gilbert, is a structured framework used for coaching and mentoring interactions. This helps in selecting a situational Leadership style. The acronym “OSCAR” stands for:

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