Project Portfolio Management 101: Processes, Tools, and Examples

Project Portfolio Management 101: Processes, Tools, and Examples on Smartsheet, August 11, 2017. Project Portfolio Management vs. Project Management vs. Program Management Before delving deeper into PPM, it’s important to understand the difference between this discipline and related fields, such as project management (PM) and […]

Smart answers for your next DevOps interview: How to prepare

“Smart answers for your next DevOps interview: How to prepare” on TechBeacon, August 9, 2017 How do you evaluate new technology or processes? The ability to incorporate new technology and processes matters to a successful DevOps transformation, says Harvey, and you should be able to explain […]

These HR Tool Mistakes Will Cost You

“Watch Out! These 4 HR Tool Mistakes Will Cost You” on Entrepreneur, July 27, 2017;  Cited as top article on Notely, June 28, 2017; Sheen Services, August 6, 2017;  iCube, August 8, 207 Lowering your security expectations. Business, employee and client information is sacred — nothing is […]

Comparing Continuous Delivery vs. Continuous Deployment vs. Continuous Integration

Dev Leaders Compare Continuous Delivery vs. Continuous Deployment vs. Continuous Integration on Stackify, July 25, 2017 “In Agile software development the ultimate goal is to deploy working software to end-users (customers) as quickly as possible, often in 2-week increments…” Software being developed does not add […]

Do Collaboration Apps Harm Human Interaction

“Do Slack and Google Docs Harm Human Interaction?” on Talkin’ Cloud, July 24, 2017 Agile Principle 6: Face-to-face Communication Most Effective As Principle 6 of the Agile Manifesto states, “the most efficient and effective way of communicating information to and within the development team is […]

The History of Project Management and Predictions for the Future

On Captera, July 13, 2017 Project manager became a recognized position Zucker of Project Management Essentials recalls his start in project management, which had very little to do with becoming a designated project manager: In 1987, I started what would become my career in project […]

First Step in Developing A Successful Customer Strategy

27 Customer Experience Pros and Business Leaders Reveal Their Single Most Important First Step in Developing A Successful Customer Strategy On NGData, July 12, 2017 Alan Zucker has over 25-years of experience working in Fortune 100 companies leading projects and large organizations. In 2016, he founded […]

Build a DevOps-Focused Enterprise

On Information Week, June 20, 2017,  and  Health Medicine Network, June 21, 2017 Sharing values and principles DevOps is a philosophy that’s easily ported to many enterprise sectors, says Alan Zucker, an Agile, DevOps, and project management consultant based in Arlington, Va. “The values and principles of DevOps […]

What’s Your Favorite DevOps Interview Question?

On Stackify, on June 21, 2017 “My favorite DevOps interview question is…” People. Process. Technology. These are referred to as the ‘Golden Triangle’ for managing organizational change. How does DevOps approach the Golden Triangle? What have you done in a recent engagement to demonstrate you […]