The Scrum practitioners’ adoption of the Agile practice indicated a promise of a new way forward for software development management and delivery predictability. However, despite numerous anecdotal claims of Scrum successes in many parts of the world, a lack of empirical evidence exists. The problem has been to close the knowledge gap of the value…

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By Dave Cornelius, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP PMI-OC Vice President of Communications, Marketing, and Outreach Recently, John Okoro a friend and former colleague invited me to share my journey of becoming a leader and project management (PM) practitioner with members of his Urban Youth Technology Mentoring Program.  John is the co-creator of this technology careers workshop…

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Leading the PMO in a Lean Pioneering Organization By Dave Cornelius, DM, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP BillieJo Johnson is director of the Program & Project Management Office for Toyota Financial Services (TFS).  In 1977, she accepted a role at Toyota and is a member of Toyota Diversity—Business Partnering Groups.  BillieJo is responsible for TFS Project &…

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This year, the PMI Honolulu Chapter hosted the Region 7 Leadership Summit for the very first time. The welcome reception began with the sound of the Hawaiian conch shell and quickly drew our attention to the front of the room. We were welcomed with an “Oli Oli” chant to get us into the spirit of the islands. My favorite part of the Friday evening reception was…

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2011 marked the launch of an ambitious program to support the more than 1,650 members of the PMI Orange County Chapter in California, USA. Keys to the program are innovative professional development and networking events, as well as certification and training opportunities. The results have been impressive, and include a growing awareness in the business community of project management and the work of PMI and…

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