What is Agile Project Management?

“What is Agile Project Management?” on Small Biz Club, September 20, 2019. Agile Project Management: 5 FAQs 1. What is agile project management? For a simple, clear definition of agile, we turn to Alan Zucker, founding principal of Project Management Essentials: Agile is a mindset […]

Agile project management: 10 reasons to use it

“Agile project management: 10 reasons to use it” on The Enterprise Project, September 12, 2019. Faster releases = happier customers and employees “We went from projects that averaged over four months to a little more than a month.” Alan Zucker, founding principal, Project Management Essentials: “I […]

Best Men’s Backpacks for Work, According to 7 Real Users

“Best Men’s Backpacks for Work, According to 7 Real Users on Up Journey, September 12, 2019. I searched for the perfect men’s work bag for years. A couple of years ago, I purchased the large Timbuk2 Messenger bag. I love it! The bag has a […]

DevOps terms: 10 essential concepts, explained

“DevOps terms: 10 essential concepts, explained” on The Enterprise Project, August 28, 2019. 2. Agile “Agile is a set of four value statements and 12 principles that originally described a better way of developing software. The Agile Manifesto was conceived in 2001 by 17 leading practitioners of new methodologies. […]

Ways to reduce emails at work

“Ways to reduce emails at work” on People HR, August 21, 2019 Not all workplace discussions should be held over email Many of us rely on email for almost all workplace conversations. But Alan Zucker, founder of Project Management Essentials, says that for some types […]

Software Project Management: Unique Skills for Highly Complex and Ever-Changing Projects

“Software Project Management: Unique Skills for Highly Complex and Ever-Changing Projects” on SmartSheet, August 21, 2019 Alan Zucker, a project management instructor, advisory consultant, and Founding Principal of Project Management Essentials, recognizes the current communication challenges that project managers face and offers this advice: “Project […]

7 Ways to Embrace Shadow IT and Win

“7 Ways to Embrace Shadow IT and Win” on Adato Systems, July 9, 2019. IT must always keep an eye peeled for new shadow technologies that pop up as earlier employee-deployed tools are dealt with appropriately. On the other hand, organizations that find themselves swatting […]

Are MBAs still worth it for IT leaders?

“Are MBAs still worth it for IT leaders?” on The Enterprisers Project, June 17, 2019. PRO: Business skills trump technical skills for IT leaders Alan Zucker, founding principal, Project Management Essentials LLC: “I hold a masters degree in economics and strongly believe that most people that aspire […]

Agile, SCRUM or Kanban Boards: Is There a Right Answer?

“Agile, SCRUM or Kanban Boards: Is There a Right Answer?” on CMS Wire, May 22, 2019. What Are the Best Use Cases for Scrum and Kanban? Alan Zucker, founding principal at Project Management Essentials, said scrum is best for when your organization is “developing or […]