Dave Prior on 11. May 2011
Over the past few weeks I’ve been able to give a few presentations about doing project management on the Mac and on the iPad. I had a few requests so I thought I would post them.
The first is the presentation I gave in the Philadelphia Walnut St. Apple Store on how to manage projects using a Mac: Managing Projects on a Mac.
The second is the one I gave at the PMI Lehigh Valley Professional Development Day on how to use the iPad as a Project Management tool: The iPad and Project Management
Dave Prior on 11. March 2011
Last year when Apple unveiled the iPad, I, along with countless others were overcome with that all too familiar craving for new gear from Cupertino. Having tried and quickly abandoned several tablets running the other operating system, I was hopeful that the iPad would gain the acceptance it has rightfully earned, but as a project manager, I was mostly curious about how this new device would fit in with my job. The Windows tablets I had tried in the past always seemed to make my job harder. So, when I purchased it, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do it… but like I said… The craving…
Since then I’ve found a number of ways the original iPad enables me in managing projects and best of all, I’m able to use it with Merlin. And now, we have the iPad 2. (more…)
Dave Prior on 30. December 2010
By Dave Prior for Scrumalliance.org
On my first day of work on a job where my very official job title was listed as “Project Manager”, a stressed out, old, bearded guy took me and the other newly minted PM into a room to teach us how to do our job. The first thing he said was, “When I am done with you, everything you do will be a project. You’ll be unable to look at the world any other way.” Truer words were never spoken. Looking at the world as a series of smaller tasks, with dependencies, a baseline, and a critical path invaded every corner of my brain. I stopped brushing my teeth and started executing a series of steps, which had dental hygiene as a measure of success. A few years later, after months of study, I passed the PMP exam and began trying to impose my “enlightened” approach on the rest of the world with results that were occasionally successful, but mostly, not so much. Read more bei Scrumalliance.
Dave Prior on 23. December 2010
Bas and Dave debate whether the year of the iPad was 2010, or will be 2011… (more…)
Dave Prior on 23. December 2010
Bas interviews Dave about his experiences at Øredev 2010 (more…)
Dave Prior on 19. November 2010
Someone should give Michael Tiberg a cape!
I’m just back from Øredev 2010 and it was awesome! I am very fortunate in that I have the opportunity to attend and speak at a lot of conferences but none of them are like Øredev.
For the unfamiliar, Øredev is held each fall in Malmo, Sweden. It is put on by Jayway and organized by Michael Tiberg and Emily Holweck (who should also get a cape). This year they drew over 1,000 attendees from all over the world. The primary focus of the conference is development, but the topics addressed cover such a wide range that there is never a moment when you can’t find something that will spark your interest. (more…)
Dave Prior on 5. October 2010
Brian discusses his approach to Project Management, his work in Agile and his experiences in working towards becoming a Certified Scrum Trainer.
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 15. September 2010
Surely… every profession has its own jargon. A special glossary defining pretty precisely and effectively the work, tools or procedures of this profession. Such a jargon often sounds like a completely different language to outsiders. Let me try and give an example on this. Have you heard a pilot giving flight relevant information or the reasons of a delay? Were you always able to understand what was said? Not really? Well, that’s fine. It’s more than enough when the other crew members and the flight control do
So… if you are a project manager or stakeholder in a running project you too use a special language and alphabet which may sound unfamiliar to others. Here you see Elizabeth Harrin’s attempt to list it. A stands for Activity, B for Baseline, C for Change, etc
I bet that’s not Greek to you, is it?
Dave Prior on 6. July 2010
In Sun Tzu’s world, war was a heavy thing. Brutal, costly, painful and only to be taken on when it was absolutely necessary. (more…)