The Biker PM Podcast: Interview with Alan Zucker

“The Biker PM Podcast: Interview with Alan Zucker” on The Biker PM, March 16,2020.   Anthoney gets to talk to Alan Zucker of Project Management Essentials, LLC in this episode of “The Biker PM”. Alan honestly opens up about his transition to consultancy, leaving the security of his full […]

Project Management Trends: PM Software in 2020 and Beyond

“Project Management Trends: PM Software in 2020 and Beyond” on SelectHub, March 2, 2020. 2. Data and Analytics Alan Zucker, founding Principal of Project Management Essentials, believes data’s presence in project management will increase, saying: “As teams mature in their workflow based Agile practices, the […]

Key Challenges of Governance for Agile Projects

“Key Challenges of Governance for Agile Projects” on SmartSheet, February 21, 2020 The key challenges regarding the governance of Agile projects concern the tension between how an organization’s leaders get proper oversight of projects and how the Agile methodology works. You should base the value […]

The Key Attributes to Look for in a DevOps Trainer

“The Key Attributes to Look for in a DevOps Trainer,” Information Week, February 18, 2020.   Soft skills At the beginning stage of the DevOps journey it’s important to find a trainer who can focus on the “soft skills” of the organizational change, advised Alan […]

IT career goals 2020: Most-wanted technology and core skills

“IT career goals 2020: Most-wanted technology and core skills” on The Enterprisers Project, January 30, 2020. Top tech skills to focus on in 2020 With so many potential areas of growth in IT, how do you narrow your focus? We asked tech recruiters and pros […]

CI/CD success requires a sound approach

“CI/CD success requires a sound approach” on the Software Development Times, January 8, 2020. There’s considerable confusion about “the best way” to approach CI/CD when no single path exists. There are important considerations organizations should contemplate avoiding wasting time and money that could have been […]

An Overview of the Top 4 Project Management Techniques

“An Overview of the Top 4 Project Management Techniques” on Powerfly, December 23, 2019. Project management can get complicated. There’s a whole host of PM certifications, tools, and terms—not to mention at least 15 different project management techniques. And while you can definitely invest lots […]

Making Sense of Agile, Shu Ha Ri, and Disciplined Agile

“Episode 95  – Making Sense of Agile, Shu Ha Ri, and Disciplined Agile” on Manage This!, December 17, 2019. We’re talking Agile! How has it changed the way we work? What is the value of Agile? Our guest, Velociteach instructor Alan Zucker addresses some difficulties an […]

What Is Knowledge Management and Why Is It Important?

“What Is Knowledge Management and Why Is It Important?” on Up.Journey, November 19, 2019. Alan Zucker Founding Principal, Project Management Essentials LLC Knowledge Management (KM) is broadly defined as the process of creating and sharing information across the organization Knowledge Management (KM) as a formalized discipline […]

What’s a PMO and How Can It Help Your Team’s Project Management?

“What’s a PMO and How Can It Help YOur Team’s Project Management?” on Toggl, November 6 2019. A PMO can take different forms, depending on what your organization needs. “[There are PMOs] that are responsible for [everything from] building project management organizations to leading strategic […]