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 […]

10 agile project management tips from the masters

“10 agile project management tips from the masters”, on The Enterprisers Project, October 21, 2019. How comfortable are you with agile concepts? If you can easily describe what agile is and talk about it with your peers, and if you understand the benefits of agile […]

Agile project management: 10 mistakes to avoid

“Agile project management: 10 mistakes to avoid” on The Enterprisers Project, October 11, 2019. Not enough team planning “A roadblock to implementing agile at the team level is underestimating the level of effort and planning needed to get an agile project off the ground. Too […]