Project Management in 2014

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I am helping a good friend navigate the concepts of Project Management, and instead of emails back and forth I decided to place her as a blog, in case others are looking as well.

The format he learns best is via videos. so I am helping  to sift through and point him to the best videos I can find, in the order he needs to listen to them.  

Disclaimer:   There are MANY good videos out there,  The ones I picked are simply the ones I thought would fit him best…    

 

First the basic – What is project management and why?

The basics 1

  

The basics 2

Why do Technology Projects Fail?

 

 

Basic tips for beginners:

 

Waterfall vs Agile

Waterfall project methodology DOES have in the world (ie: construction, etc )  where there are very specific and defined outcomes.      However, not all project know the specific outcomes…

Challenge  with the Waterfall methodology

 

Agile Project

 

Agile software development refers to a group of software development methodologies based on iterative development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing cross-functional teams.

Agile methods or Agile processes generally promote a disciplined project management process that encourages frequent inspection and adaptation, a leadership philosophy that encourages teamwork, self-organization and accountability, a set of engineering best practices intended to allow for rapid delivery of high-quality software, and a business approach that aligns development with customer needs and company goals.

Scrum is a lightweight process framework for agile development, and the most widely-used one.

 

 

For full  long sessions follows:

Traditional project management:

Source: University of Chicago

Agile is not TRADITIONAL:

 

 

Free Resources:

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