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Enterprise Alignment at Agile 2019 with Cprime

Excitement is definitely in the air as we eagerly await the first week of August where in D.C the ‘Agile MoreMore

7 Things You Need Do for a Successful Agile Framework Upgrade

Frameworks evolve because people are learning how to do things better. After analyzing the framework and combining it with what MoreMore

Scrum: The Framework That Changes Everything

Scrum changes the way everyone in your company interacts and will likely influence your organizational structure. When an organization considers MoreMore

Great Leaders Let You Make Mistakes, but Don’t Let You Quit – Podcast Interview with Anne Steiner

Anne Steiner, VP of Product Agility at Cprime is at the forefront of Agile expansion across industries and disciplines. She MoreMore

Implementing Personas in an Agile World – Tips For Better Story Telling

When working with organizations with a legacy of writing formalized requirements but moving to agile development, one of the first MoreMore

Upping Your Game: Rubix Cube to Value Added User Stories – Part 2

In the first part of this blog, we saw some of the issues that arise in agile development when there MoreMore

Upping Your Game: Rubix Cube to Value Added User Stories – Part 1

One of the most common problems with existing well-established agile development teams is that they have issues delivering value-added user MoreMore

Ask Powerful, Thoughtful Great Questions

Author: Kreisler Ng, Agile Practice Lead Interviewer:  “So do you have any questions for me?” (ending the interview) Interviewee:  “Actually MoreMore

Lean Agile Requirements in Large Scale Complex Systems

Building large-scale software and cyber-physical systems (CPS) are one of the most complex and challenging endeavors in the industry today. MoreMore

Stop Estimating #NoEstimates

There’s a movement that’s been growing the last few years. It’s brewing and it’s picking up some steam. Or at MoreMore

Agile Consistency vs Flexibility: Creating a Culture of Change – Webinar

Presentation Synopsis “We need to get everyone on the same page” “We need to be able to talk the same MoreMore

Webinar Replay: AI & Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to Digitally Transform Your Environment

In this webinar, we’ll help you quickly understand how to think about emerging technologies for your Business. We’ll give you MoreMore

What do you mean by “do”?

In every coming-of-age story about a young, hopeful hero, there is a grizzled, wise man who says things about doing MoreMore

Is your Daily Scrum Dysfunctional: Webinar on Demand

The 15-Minute Daily planning event was made popular by Scrum but has this degenerated into a status meeting in your MoreMore

Make yourself useless

Some people invent ‘work’ to justify their jobs. Jim Highsmith, one of the signatories of the Agile Manifesto, called these MoreMore

Turn down (the speed) for what?

In the song, “Turn Down for What,” Lil Jon raps a total of 11 different words. Four of them are, MoreMore

5 Characteristics for Agile Reporting in the Real World

Any Scrum Master or Team Member is keenly aware that they are expected to deliver software each and every iteration MoreMore

Agile done, done done, or pivot?

If Agile calls for constant iteration and improvement, how can Agile developers ever be “done” with anything? In our new MoreMore

What is the value of coaching? Is it required for an organization to be successful in Agile?

Let us first define and standardize on what coaching is. “Coaching is a form of development in which a person MoreMore

New Webinar On Demand: Organizational Silos that are Slowly Crippling Your Team’s Productivity

  Welcome to the cPrime webinar on why organizational silos are slowly crippling your team’s productivity. We want to thank MoreMore

Aaarrrggghhh, what say the manifesto?

In 2003, Disney turned the theme park ride Pirates of the Caribbean into an armada of Hollywood cash galleons, the MoreMore

Cprime is changing the game for this year’s Atlassian Summit US

The end of summer and the coming of fall is signaled by a few things, the changing of the leaves, MoreMore

Cprime Acquires Blue Agility to Provide Better Global SAFe Transformations

Cprime is proud to announce that we have acquired Blue Agility, a leading Agile and DevOps consulting and training firm, MoreMore

The Agile Enterprise: The Role of Leadership & Organization Health in Scaling Agile

The Agile Enterprise is nimble and robust. Responsive to an ever-changing, high-speed marketplace, it anticipates customer needs and wants. Its MoreMore

Scrum Master One of the Highest Paying Jobs in US – The Washington Post

Guess what! Scrum Master is among the highest paying jobs in the US, as reported by the Washington Post in MoreMore

Q&A with Chris Riley, Founder / CEO, HKM Consulting

We were able to grab a few minutes of Chris’s time to ask him about the acquisition of HKM Consulting. MoreMore

5 Scrum Values and Beyond

Last year early in July, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the co-creators of Scrum formally added the 5 Scrum Values MoreMore

Untangling Agile Development Misconceptions

Last Sunday, TechCrunch published “Death to JIRA,” an article that pinned the challenges of software development on one of the MoreMore

New CSM Video, Same Great Course!

The cPrime Training Center has certified over 30,000 students since 2009 and is the largest provider of Agile training in MoreMore

Agile Reporting in JIRA

Some teams find it difficult to measure the success (or failure) of Agile projects. In many cases this is because MoreMore

Validating Agile with Performance Metrics

Why do we want Measure Agile? The organization as a whole needs to understand how and why Agile is making MoreMore

Understanding SSLM

Why this approach is what you have been missing You probably haven’t heard of Software Services Lifecycle Management (SSLM) yet, MoreMore

Survival Tips for your Next Agile Conference

By: Liza Ridgway, Sr. Director of Agile Services Our team attends most of the Agile conferences around the country and MoreMore

The Importance of Software Testing in an Agile World

In many organizations, the role of the software tester is undervalued. The testing team is seen as a cost center MoreMore

Is My Project Suitable for Kanban or Scrum?

By: Surid Olivera Even though some people constantly mistake Scrum and Kanban they are significantly different. Understanding these differences is MoreMore

How agile helps attract and retain millennial tech pros (As Seen on CIO.com)

IT organizations are in search of talent, but they are finding that the agile methodology is great for attracting and MoreMore

4 Tips to Effectively Evaluate New Agile Software Tools

By Ryan Yackel, Senior Product Specialist, QASymphony Tools, tools, tools… get your software tools here!   Everywhere you look, a MoreMore

cPrime at Scrum Gathering 2016

Just a reminder that the Scrum Gathering in Orlando is right around the corner! Are you panning to go? We MoreMore

cPrime and AgileCraft Partner to Better Enable Enterprise-wide Agility with JIRA

Partnership enables organizations committed to Atlassian suite to scale agile across all levels of the enterprise – including team, program, MoreMore

What is Agile Product Development?

Agile Product Development refers to creating products with Agile processes and techniques. We refer here specifically to hardware products, software MoreMore

The Four Fundamentals of Solution Innovation

By: Dr.Scott S. Elliot, TechZecs, LLC. Many people talk about product innovation, but few develop a full understanding of what MoreMore

Scrum in the Real World – Are We Looking for Unicorn?

The phrase I hear countless times in teaching Certified Scrum and Agile classes is “Yes, but in the REAL world…” MoreMore

Agile Testing – A Must Do, Anyone Can Do!

cPrime’s 1st Hackathon This past Friday, cPrime held our very first Hackathon. The goal: debug www.cprime.com. I am sure you MoreMore

Hardware vs. Software Development: Similarities and Differences

We all know what Agile is and what software development means, so let’s start by defining what we mean by MoreMore

Cprime’s Atlassian Products Enable “Better Agile”

Cprime Labs now develops Atlassian products to help your software and tools better align with your Agile process. We have MoreMore

Cprime at Agile 2015 Recap

At the Agile2015 conference in Washington, D.C. this past August, Zubin Irani, CEO of Cprime, sat down with Jeff Fitzerald MoreMore

Agile/Scrum Online Training Center

cPrime’s online educational classes are a perfect option if you need to enhance your Agile knowledge. All of our courses MoreMore

Are you Misusing Metrics in Agile and Scrum?

By: Angela Johnson, CST The Agile Manifesto is over 10 years old. For over a decade, Scrum and Agile trainers MoreMore

cPrime 2.0

Some of you may have noticed the visual changes sprinkled throughout our website and materials. The most recognizable change is MoreMore

The Trials and Tribulations of an Agile Consulting Company

Written by: Monte Montoya, cPrime VP of Services With the recent release of Harvard Business Review’s article, Agile Practice: The MoreMore

Agile Practice: The Competitive Advantage for a Digital Age | Harvard Business Review

Agile Practice: The Competitive Advantage for a Digital Age By: Harvard Business Review Agile development practices have steadily risen to MoreMore

How Agile Software Supports Agile Processes

The entire reason behind “going agile” is to benefit from the improved visibility, efficiency, and collaboration that agile processes provide. MoreMore

Change Management – What’s the Big Deal?

  After years of experience and taking part in hundreds of agile transformations – most highly successful, but a few MoreMore

3 Departments that Could Benefit from Kanban

Nearly everything we hear and read about agile processes these days focuses on the software development process. This makes sense MoreMore

What’s the Difference Between a Good and Bad Agile Product Manager?

Whether you’re looking for someone to fill the Product Manager role for your new project, or you’re a product manager MoreMore

Get to know our Experts: Agile Practice lead, Dr. Kevin Thompson

Please give us a brief background of yourself for our readers. I’ve always been fascinated by science and mathematics, and MoreMore

Essential Steps for Conducting a Successful Standup Meeting

The standup meeting is a mainstay of Agile and Scrum processes. Done properly, it facilitates quick and efficient interchange of MoreMore

5 Tips to Manage Scrum Processes in the Real World

Agile project management methodologies provide a proven framework that have enabled countless software development organizations to more rapidly deliver releases MoreMore

3 Reasons to Get Certified in Agile Project Management

In a competitive job market, any little edge you possess can be the one that counts. As an Agile project MoreMore

What to Look for When Hiring a Business Analyst

By: Kreisler Ng, cPrime Director of Client Services Many questions come up when going down the path of hiring a MoreMore

UX in an Agile World – Interviews from Four Top Minds in the Industry

In a traditional waterfall work flow, User Experience (UX) specialists have plenty of time up front to research and incorporate MoreMore

The Power of Prototyping

By: Kreisler Ng, cPrime Director of Client Services In the world of Agile software development, it’s common to hear mantras MoreMore

Get 21 Required PDUs On Your Own Time

If you’re a developer currently working in an Agile environment, or a project manager looking to enhance your knowledge of MoreMore

3 Differences Between Scrum and Kanban You Need to Know

SCRUM KANBAN A Scrum Master, Product Owner and Team Members make up a Scrum Team. Team Roles No set roles MoreMore

6 Ways a Product Owner Should Collaborate With Their Scrum Master

By: Kreisler Ng, cPrime Director of Client Services In an efficient Agile environment using Scrum methodologies, the roles of Product MoreMore

4 Things About Agile Your Boss Wants to Know

If you’re an engineer, a software developer, a QA specialist, or anyone else living deep in the development and operations MoreMore

Better SAFe Than Sorry

As noted by nearly everyone who has taken the time and invested the effort into implementing the Scaled Agile Framework MoreMore

How to Hold Effective Retrospectives Without Wasting Time

Retrospective meetings are a key ingredient in successful Scrum and XP Agile methodologies. They provide a structured opportunity for teams MoreMore

6 Habits of Successful Agile Leaders

It’s been 25 years since Dr. Stephen Covey first introduced us to the ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ and MoreMore

A Real Release Planning Experience

Medium to large-size organizations that develop software products with a Scrum process typically have multiple Scrum Teams that must collaborate. MoreMore

cPrime and Atlassian Improve Agile Processes Together

Earlier this year, we were thrilled to announce that we’d qualified to serve as an Atlassian Platinum Partner – a MoreMore

An Easy Way to Fill the Gaps in Your Agile Learning

In a previous post we discussed the importance of PDUs and SEUs to your development as an Agile professional. In MoreMore

Resistance to Agile? It Can Be Overcome.

To some extent, everyone fears change. We see this in all aspects of our life, so it’s understandable that we’ll MoreMore

How Agile Evolved in 2014

The Agile industry is evolving at an incredible speed. Just in the past year, we’ve seen many changes in best MoreMore

Why PDUs and SEUs Are Important for Agile Development

The Agile project management industry is constantly changing to improve methods and best practices. By making a concerted effort to MoreMore

Want to Become Certified in Scrum (CSP)? Take These 3 Steps

While learning and applying Agile principles – including the Scrum methodology – can be rewarding in themselves, many people want MoreMore

Does Agile Really Work? 3 Ways to Validate Agile

Sure, going Agile is trendy. Sure, it’s the thing to do right now, especially if you’re developing software. But if MoreMore

The Top 3 “Way Too” Scary Aspects of Going Agile

With Halloween just around the corner, we’re all going to have enough to be scared of without worrying too much MoreMore

Agile no Longer Works in a Silo

While many individuals – maybe even you – are more comfortable sticking to their personal set of preferences, skills, and MoreMore

How RAGE and SAFe Can Coexist

SAFe is a widely accepted formula for understanding and managing Agile development enterprise-wide. RAGE is cPrime’s proprietary method for governing MoreMore

Why Does Agile Fail?

We spend a lot of time discussing how and why Agile succeeds, and for good reason: in the right circumstances, MoreMore

What is Your Organization’s Personality?

Just like every individual team member, manager, and executive in your company, the organization itself has a unique personality. Sometimes, MoreMore

Are We Spending Agile Funds Correctly?

As more and more organizations adopt a SAFe-based top-down approach to scaled Agile, discussions about value streams and return on MoreMore

A New Definition of Insanity

By Angela Johnson, CST In Certified ScrumMaster courses I find myself using the old saying “The Definition of Insanity is MoreMore

Annual Plans Are Becoming Obsolete. 3 Steps to Help Project Managers Adapt

If you’ve been in the project management game for some time, you’ve probably noted the slow but steady demise of MoreMore

What Program Managers Need to Know About Team Augmentation

Based on our experience, 35% of organizations say that the lack of available personnel with the right skills is their MoreMore

How an Agile Coach Can Keep Your Project on Track

To understand the real value of an Agile coach , consider what a good, quality coach in the NFL does MoreMore

What Projects are Suitable for Agile?

Many Agile practitioners and advocates claim that Agile methodologies and tools improve the outcome of every project. Is this true? To MoreMore

5 Key Steps to Transition From a Non-Agile Process

iterative, Agile processes with no wasted effort. Since time is money, and money is your company’s future, this is important. MoreMore

3 Surprising Ways Agile is Affecting Project Managers

The adoption of Agile methodologies by software development first, then by many other industries, has to be one of the MoreMore

Key Takeaways on Future of Agile from #Agile2014

Hearing more than 2000 developers, executives, managers, and consultants collaborate on all things Agile is an inspiring experience. It’s always MoreMore

Top 4 Ways to Incorporate a Scrum Master Into Your Team

If you’re moving toward Agile from a traditional project management background, one of the key roles you’re going to want MoreMore

Scrum in the Real World

By Angela Johnson, CST The phrase I hear countless times in teaching Certified Scrum and Agile classes is “Yes, but MoreMore

3 Ways to Streamline Your Hiring Process to Get the Optimal Agile Team

Optimizing your team dynamic is a huge benefit when your goal is agility. Having the right people filling the right MoreMore

How to Refine Governance Practices Across Your Organization

As your Agile journey continues, you will likely see the need for strategic rules around your business decision-making processes, especially MoreMore

Manage Your Agile Portfolio and Increase Visibility to Stakeholders With These Free Tools

The options available for tools and resources to help you move to Agile and make a success of it seem MoreMore

What to Look For in an Agile Project Management Tool

Managing projects is a tough job. There seem to be a million moving parts, reams of data to review, dozens MoreMore

The 3 Essential Phases of Planning Successful Sprints

The Sprint is the most basic iteration of the Agile process and probably the most popular Agile methodology in use. MoreMore

3 Must-haves to Create an Effective Organizational Strategy

An effective organizational strategy is vital in an Agile environment. Without it, you’ll simply lose any benefits of efficiency. To MoreMore

A Hybrid Portfolio RAGE “Recipe”

In our “Ship-it Snippet” video below Here is a sample RAGE Recipe for the Portfolio level of a Hybrid (Agile MoreMore

Unleash your RAGE – What is in a Recipe?

We have discussed RAGE in conjunction with Scaling Agile for some time here at cPrime. The video below shows us MoreMore

How to Bring Agile to Scale in Your Enterprise

No matter how many articles you read touting the benefits of going Agile in your organization, and no matter how MoreMore

10 Resources That Will Make You a Better Agile Leader

Leading an Agile team, or an entire Agile organization, can be very rewarding. But it’s also a challenging job. Staying MoreMore

Creating Alignment from Portfolio to Program to Team

Achieving a successful, company-wide Agile transformation requires that the people in all three levels of enterprise Agile project management (team, MoreMore

Agile Helps You Grow and Save Green

Agile for all! Here’s why! Learn more about Agile Transformations

Portfolio Planning: The Decision Matrix

Learn an easy and light weight way to calculate ROI and wisely plan your Portfolio initiatives. Which initiatives to undertake, MoreMore

Use it or Lose it – Why Agile Training is so Important

To play soccer on the varsity team in High School, you had to be a pretty athletic teen. You had MoreMore

3 Ways Agile is Impacting Human Resources

For an organization to effectively complete an Agile transformation, all departments need to be involved. And while the actual Agile MoreMore

How to Take Agile to the Program and Portfolio Levels of Your Organization

One of the most persistent myths haunting Agile transformations everywhere is that Agile doesn’t scale. It’s simply not true. Not MoreMore

Introduction to Portfolio Management and Portfolio Governance

Portfolio Management is a term that is buzzing in the industry, but it is often loosely defined and thereby difficult MoreMore

3 Ways for Agile Teams to Collaborate on the Program Level

Scaling Agile beyond the team level is a challenge for many organizations. While an individual team may have a nice, MoreMore

Three Ways Agile Coaching Makes You Look Smarter

Learning Agile terms, processes, and methodologies is one thing. Putting them into practice is quite another. Many times, teams or MoreMore

cPrime Portfolio Management Solution

C-Level Executives, PMO Directors, Product Managers, and others make critical decisions about where to invest an organization’s resources when developing MoreMore

Where Do You Land on the Agile Maturity Matrix?

Agile is a journey, not a destination. There’s not really a point at which you’ve “gone Agile,” especially since the MoreMore

Must Know Acronyms When Scaling Agile for the Enterprise

Just like the federal government, the Agile world is full of acronyms. We compiled a list to provide you with MoreMore

“How Long Do We Let an Agile Team Under-Perform Before Moving Someone Out?”

This is a tough question for any product or project manager to answer. The key to making this decision wisely MoreMore

Why Agile Governance Matters at the Project, Program, and Portfolio Levels

For any organization attempting to migrate to – or sustain – Agile processes, governance is an important consideration. This is MoreMore

Aligning Hybrid Projects – The Agile Approach

Just a few weeks ago, we discussed how waterfall and Agile projects can work together. This is vital information, because MoreMore

How to Develop Your Own Recipe for Agile Governance

If you’re not into cooking, you probably look at a recipe as a list of rules that are set in MoreMore

Why We Love Agile (and Why You Should Too!)

Are we biased? Maybe a little. After all, Agile looms large in the cPrime legend. But when we say we MoreMore

How to Match Culture and Drive With the Technical Requirements for Your Agile Project

Building a successful, productive, and happy Agile team requires a lot more than making sure every necessary task can be MoreMore

3 Signs You Should Invest in Agile Training

“You’re doing Agile wrong!” If you hear this statement from an “expert”, that person is probably not completely familiar with MoreMore

Hybrid Projects: How Can Waterfall and Agile Work Together?

While it’s tempting for proponents of Agile methodologies to claim they work best for every development project, that’s simply not MoreMore

Ship-it Snippets: Awesome Teams with Jeff McKenna

What it takes to have an awesome team: What is an awesome team? How can we create an environment to MoreMore

How an Agile Coach Can Save You Money

Finding the right people to complete a project can feel like a critical challenge that must be immediately resolved. It MoreMore

Why is it Vital to Get Training For Your Atlassian Agile Tool?

Committing to the purchase, deployment, and maintenance of a full-scale Agile software tool like the Atlassian line of solutions is MoreMore

How to Decide What Projects are Suitable for Agile vs. Waterfall

Advocates of Agile are known to imply or outright state that Agile works best, hands down. Just as often, opponents MoreMore

Why Agile Values Must Permeate an Organization

These days most of the discussion around Agile is focused on process, frameworks, workflow, and efficiency. And that’s ok, these MoreMore

5 Things You May Not Know About Agile

As your go-to resource for all things Agile, we’re interested in pushing the envelope beyond the trite clichés and buzzwords MoreMore

Think You’re Ready to Be an Agile Coach? Take This Quiz…

If you’ve been involved with agile for some time, especially in the role of ScrumMaster or Product Owner, it’s a MoreMore

What are SEUs, how do I get them, and why do I care?

By: Dusty Corro In the world of post-baccalaureate trainings and certifications, the idea of tracking our hours spent pouring over MoreMore

How to Lead the Agile Charge Out of the Comfort Zone

As a company begins the transformation to Agile methodologies, some of the necessary changes are bound to be uncomfortable. Old MoreMore

3 Key Steps to Building an Agile Team

Building successful teams is a key factor in making a success of your Agile transformation. In fact, Agile transformation will MoreMore

The Journey to Agile (From the HR Perspective)

The agile job market is hot right now. It’s a natural by-product of so many organizations realizing the nimble and MoreMore

How to Conduct a Retrospective Meeting for Maximum Impact

As one of the fundamental Scrum ceremonies, the sprint retrospective meeting plays a key role in helping a team constantly MoreMore

Reaching Agile Self-Sufficiency: The Role of the Internal Agile Coach

A significant percentage of organizations that try to adopt agile each year either completely fail to complete the transformation or MoreMore

Going Agile: First Month, First Six Months, First Year

In the long run, going agile simplifies and streamlines communication, boosts productivity and even reduces stress on the team members MoreMore

The 3 Biggest Challenges of Adopting Scrum

Scrum does not define how an enterprise or business unit operates, and it is typically not the only development process MoreMore

3 Ways Management Can Benefit from Going Agile

One of the biggest challenges companies face as they move toward an Agile project management framework is obtaining buy-in across MoreMore

Embracing and Evangelizing the Agile Culture

Making the transition to agile can either be smooth and enjoyable, or a long and tedious affair. To a large MoreMore

What is My Role as an Agile Manager?

Question: What is My Role as an Agile Manager? As your company adopts Agile methodologies, your role as a traditional MoreMore

8 Key Benefits of Using an Agile Coach

Has your organization already “gone Agile”, but you’re not seeing the results you expected? Have your teams lost some, or MoreMore

“Putting a New Spin on Agile”

cPrime at Atlassian Summit 2013 In the midst of organized chaos at the annual Atlassian Summit, there was a clear MoreMore

The Many Tradeoffs of Sprint Length

How long should your sprints be? When choosing a sprint length, a team should consider the conditions of the working environment, especially in terms of how the team collaborates with the stakeholders but also the nature of the technology involved, along with the team’s capabilities.

Cprime’s R.A.G.E. is Unleashed; Agile Leaders Rejoice!

cPrime releases R.A.G.E., Recipes for Agile Governance in the Enterprise, a set of proven formulas and principles for exercising Agile Governance at the project, program, and portfolio levels, to empower organizations with large-scale Agile and hybrid projects.

How do we get Team members engaged to ensure that technical requirements are defined and developed effectively?

The Product Owner and Team members discuss User Stories often, and especially in Backlog Grooming meetings. Team members have responsibilities MoreMore

How do we work as a Team when our members are split between locations on opposite sides of the world?

There are three dimensions to this question: How to keep the process working smoothly How to conduct Team meetings How MoreMore

cPrime Partners with Angela Druckman to Provide Training Courses

cPrime Partners with Angela Druckman, A Leader in Agile Development and Coaching to Provide Training Courses.  Foster City, San Mateo, MoreMore

cPrime Develops a New Agile Workshop Targeted for Human Resources Professionals

cPrime, a leader in Agile training and Agile methodology transformations, announces the launch of a new Agile workshop for Human Resources professionals and functional managers.

cPrime debunks the “one-size-fits-all” approach to Agile training and adoption

cPrime, the largest provider of Agile Training in the United States, releases modular based Agile training offerings for organizations with unique Agile training needs. With the help of cPrime’s Agile coaches, organizations can construct their own tailored training curriculum that meets their objective and goals.

cPrime develops new Agile Product Training curriculum

Newsletter: cPrime delivers modularized Agile Product Training to Product Owners, Product Managers, Executives and team members

Adore Your Agility – February 2013 Newsletter

New at cPrime in the month of February. Highlights include JIRA/GreenHopper Agile Tool Service promotion and introduction of cPrime’s new Advanced CSPO course.

Effective Retrospectives

How to get Optimal Value of a Retrospective

cPrime develops an Agile Project Management training course for urban young adults at the non-profit, Year Up.

cPrime Partners with Year Up to develop Agile Project Management Training Course for Urban Young Adults

Meetings are optional! Work is required.

Insights on the the conflict between Agile principles and time efficiency. Are face-to-face meetings necessary if they provide no value?

Estimation, an Art or a Science?

Tips and Tricks for Project Estimation – Top Down and Bottom Up Estimation

Project Schedules, Estimation & Uncertainty in Agile

Why Uncertainty Exists, How Uncertainty Behaves, How to Reduce & Cope with Uncertainty

Agile Adoption by the Financial Services Industry

When a financial service decides to go Agile, it makes sense for the transition to be implemented in stages.

Project Management & Agile Methodologies

Compare and contrasting Plan Driven – Waterfall, Agile Development, Scrum, XP

When to Use Scrum?

Why Choose Scrum versus Waterfall for Software Projects?

Video: S*** ScrumMasters Say

A comical take on ScrumMaster jargon and their role in the scrum team.

So you’re a ScrumMaster, Now What?

10 Steps to Jump-Start Scrum Adoption after your CSM Class

The Agile Development Story: Scrum Meets Waterfall

Do you know what a Scrum is? Wondering if you should try Scrum on your next project?

Challenges of Adopting Agile in Combined Hardware and Software Environments

Challenges and solutions to adopting Agile in a combined hardware and software environments.

Daily Scrums in a Distributed World

Article on coping with time-zone differences on Scrum projects

Agile: a Prescription for Improved Healthcare Technology and Delivery

Agile development can help solve the challenges to healthcare technology development and delivery.

Hybrid PMO: Managing the Hybrid Portfolio

How to manage hybrid projects and cross-team collaboration within a project

Agile + Your Game Development Team = A Reduced Sales Cycle

How Agile methodologies are helping game development companies.

Intruduction to Scrum

Benefits and practices of Scrum

Software as a Social Construct

Learn why IT organizations operate in an environment that is created by social constructs.

Having too many Senior Project Managers is bad for your PMO

Either by force of habit or by precedent, most project managers spend a third of their time on duties for which they are vastly over-qualified.

Agility Cocktail Hour – LA MeetUp

Event! Agility Cocktail Hour – Agile Coach, Jeff Howey spoke about how to uncover the about the Scrum and Kanban frameworks, where they fit, how they work and how they differ.

ScrumMaster Tales – The Story of a Rogue Developer

Real-life scenarios faced by ScrumMasters are played out and analyzed in this series.

cPrime announced as Atlassian’s Agile tool training provider at San Francisco user conference, Summit.

News! Read more on the Summit and Kevin Thompson’s presentation

How to Use Story and Task Templates

How and why we use Story and Task Templates for organizing our data.

How to Estimate Capacity for Work in Agile Teams

Learn how to estimate how much work your team can accomplish.

When Scrum Isn’t Agile enough

Jeff Howey, cPrime coach writes about a real life scenario of when Scrum isnt Agile enough

cPrime’s San Francisco Agile User Group is Back in Action!

Our experts are on the cutting edge of all things agile. Join the SF and LA Agile Meet Up Groups!

cPrime’s Agile Consulting Services hits major milestones.

cPrime expands their agile consulting & coaching services and reaches new industries in the Bay Area

Rational Unified Best Practices (RUP): A Primer for the Project Manager

Provide background on each best practice, in the context of current RUP adoption.

cPrime Scrum Board |Scrum Tools |Scrum Techniques

Check out cPrime’s marketing team’s Scrum board!

Comparing and Contrasting Scrum to Traditional Project Management

Terms and Trade offs in comparing Scrum to traditional project management.

Wideband Delphi | Planning Poker | Rapid Estimation Techniques

How to provide good estimates for your projects quickly, using some best practices in expert estimation.

Integrating Waterfall and Agile Development: Hybrid Model

Use these tips to help integrate both methodologies into your development organization.

Work Breakdown Structures (WBS): The Forgotten Best Practice

Learning how to facilitate a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) sessions.

cPrime becomes a Leading Provider of Agile implementations and Agile training courses.

cPrime’s Enterprise Agile Consulting Services and Agile Training Courses develop as interest for Agile methodology, transitioning and resources grows.

Agile | Waterfall & Uncertainty in Project Management | Dr. Kevin Thompson – cPrime

VIDEO: Kevin conducts a methodology experiment and shows why Agile projects succeed when others fail.

cPrime Launches New Agile Development & Scrum Project Management Courses

Announces new certified Scrum product owner and developer classes

cPrime Inc, Launches Agile & Scrum Project Management eLearning Courses On-Demand.

Announcing the launch of new online, on-demand training courses in Scrum & Agile Methodologies.

How Uncertainty Works

Learn how to deal and cope with uncertainty in project management.

Introduction to Scrum: Benefits and Practices

The benefits and practices of Scrum

Integration Waterfall and Agile Development.

A few key tips to help integrate both methodologies into your development organization.

Agile Newsletters

Living Up to Our Company Values (Part 2): Do the Right Thing and Never Stop Learning

In our previous blog, we began introducing the Cprime values that we all strive to every single day. Here, we MoreMore

Breaking News: Cprime Joins The Alten Group

Cprime looks forward to a bold new era after this strategic merger FULL Alten Announcement We are thrilled to announce MoreMore

We’re Proud to Be Among the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area for Our 6th Straight Year!

We don’t toot our own horn very often, but we’ll make an exception in this case: cPrime has been chosen MoreMore

cPrime Celebrates 10 Years

cPrime Celebrates 10 years Lots of cheese and a little Tipsy – now that’s a party! This October, cPrime celebrated MoreMore

“Putting a New Spin on Agile”

cPrime at Atlassian Summit 2013 In the midst of organized chaos at the annual Atlassian Summit, there was a clear MoreMore

Cprime’s R.A.G.E. is Unleashed; Agile Leaders Rejoice!

cPrime releases R.A.G.E., Recipes for Agile Governance in the Enterprise, a set of proven formulas and principles for exercising Agile Governance at the project, program, and portfolio levels, to empower organizations with large-scale Agile and hybrid projects.

cPrime debunks the “one-size-fits-all” approach to Agile training and adoption

cPrime, the largest provider of Agile Training in the United States, releases modular based Agile training offerings for organizations with unique Agile training needs. With the help of cPrime’s Agile coaches, organizations can construct their own tailored training curriculum that meets their objective and goals.

cPrime develops new Agile Product Training curriculum

Newsletter: cPrime delivers modularized Agile Product Training to Product Owners, Product Managers, Executives and team members

Get your Product Roadmap Back in the Green – March 2013

March 2013 Newsletter for cPrime Agile promotions. Webinars, Product Roadmap Strategy Session Promotion, Agile Services.

Adore Your Agility – February 2013 Newsletter

New at cPrime in the month of February. Highlights include JIRA/GreenHopper Agile Tool Service promotion and introduction of cPrime’s new Advanced CSPO course.

cPrime develops an Agile Project Management training course for urban young adults at the non-profit, Year Up.

cPrime Partners with Year Up to develop Agile Project Management Training Course for Urban Young Adults

Agility Cocktail Hour – LA MeetUp

Event! Agility Cocktail Hour – Agile Coach, Jeff Howey spoke about how to uncover the about the Scrum and Kanban frameworks, where they fit, how they work and how they differ.

cPrime announced as Atlassian’s Agile tool training provider at San Francisco user conference, Summit.

News! Read more on the Summit and Kevin Thompson’s presentation

PMP Exam Hints – The Scale of Professional Responsibility

A simplified approach to understanding the PMI’s Professional code, cPrime offers the Scale of Professional Responsibility to those studying for the PMP Exam.

cPrime Names Paul D’Carpio Consultant of the Month – March 2012

News! Dr. Paul D’Carpio works as a Program Manager at GAP with the IGP Infrastructure Team.

cPrime Names Project Management Consultant of the Month for December 2011

cPrime names Consultant of the Month for December 2011, Gary Goldstone, Program Manager at Macys.com.

cPrime’s Project Management Excellence Awards

cPrime’s Project Management Excellence Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate project management consultants who have gone above and beyond expectations.

cPrime’s San Francisco Agile User Group is Back in Action!

Our experts are on the cutting edge of all things agile. Join the SF and LA Agile Meet Up Groups!

cPrime Names Consultant of the Month for November 2011

Veer Veerana is named cPrime’s consultant of the month

cPrime’s Agile Consulting Services hits major milestones.

cPrime expands their agile consulting & coaching services and reaches new industries in the Bay Area

cPrime Scrum Board |Scrum Tools |Scrum Techniques

Check out cPrime’s marketing team’s Scrum board!

cPrime Ranks among the Top 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies on Inc. 500.

This accomplishment marks the second year in a row that cPrime has earned this honor.

cPrime Inc., a leader in Project Management Staffing expands to Los Angeles.

cPrime announces the launch of a new office in Los Angeles.

cPrime Launches New Agile Development & Scrum Project Management Courses

Announces new certified Scrum product owner and developer classes

cPrime Inc. Searching for a Scrum Trainer / Coach. Come Join Our Team!

We are searching for a Scrum Trainer / Coach to join our team!

cPrime Inc, Launches Agile & Scrum Project Management eLearning Courses On-Demand.

Announcing the launch of new online, on-demand training courses in Scrum & Agile Methodologies.

cPrime Launches New Global Responsibility Program

We at cPrime are doing our part to stop global warming and help those in need.

Agile Project Management

How to Make the Transition to a New Career

I’ve seen a number of individuals make transitions to new careers through all walks of life. Heck, I’ve seen English MoreMore

Confluence tips and tricks to get started as your knowledge management tool

Authors: Simone Chen, Swati Jain In an age of information overload, the ability to effectively sort and search through content is MoreMore

Scrum Master One of the Highest Paying Jobs in US – The Washington Post

Guess what! Scrum Master is among the highest paying jobs in the US, as reported by the Washington Post in MoreMore

Get 21 Required PDUs On Your Own Time

If you’re a developer currently working in an Agile environment, or a project manager looking to enhance your knowledge of MoreMore

3 Essentials to Qualify for the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam

The (PMP)® certification is the most widely recognized project management credential you can obtain. But, as Spiderman learned, with great MoreMore

Hybrid Projects: How Can Waterfall and Agile Work Together?

While it’s tempting for proponents of Agile methodologies to claim they work best for every development project, that’s simply not MoreMore

Ship-it Snippets: Awesome Teams with Jeff McKenna

What it takes to have an awesome team: What is an awesome team? How can we create an environment to MoreMore

Project Management & Agile Methodologies

Compare and contrasting Plan Driven – Waterfall, Agile Development, Scrum, XP

Having too many Senior Project Managers is bad for your PMO

Either by force of habit or by precedent, most project managers spend a third of their time on duties for which they are vastly over-qualified.

cPrime Names Paul D’Carpio Consultant of the Month – March 2012

News! Dr. Paul D’Carpio works as a Program Manager at GAP with the IGP Infrastructure Team.

cPrime Names Project Management Consultant of the Month for December 2011

cPrime names Consultant of the Month for December 2011, Gary Goldstone, Program Manager at Macys.com.

How to Retain Top Talent

Article that talks about identifying and keeping top talent in your organization

cPrime’s Project Management Excellence Awards

cPrime’s Project Management Excellence Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate project management consultants who have gone above and beyond expectations.

cPrime Names Consultant of the Month for November 2011

Veer Veerana is named cPrime’s consultant of the month

Driving Change with Business Intelligence (BI)

Many companies are turning to business intelligence to save money and identify new opportunities.

How Your Job Scope as a Project Manager May Be Detrimental to Your Success

A project management article about how reducing the job scope of project managers could lead to project success as well as an advancement of the industry.

What Makes a Great Project Manager, Great?

What do they all great project managers have in common?

Roadmap for Project Manager Success

Aligning Projects to Organizational Strategy

The Green Project Manager

Tips for the Green Project Manager: Shrinking a Project’s Carbon Footprint

Work Breakdown Structures (WBS): The Forgotten Best Practice

Learning how to facilitate a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) sessions.

Common Problems of Failed Projects

Communication, stakeholder overload, creepy scopes, business drivers that don’t stay still – What are they?

Earned Value Management

What Earned Value Management and is practical?

cPrime Ranks among the Top 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies on Inc. 500.

This accomplishment marks the second year in a row that cPrime has earned this honor.

How to Run More Effective Meetings

Do you know how to tell if a meeting was useful and whether the attendees were involved?

cPrime becomes a Leading Provider of Agile implementations and Agile training courses.

cPrime’s Enterprise Agile Consulting Services and Agile Training Courses develop as interest for Agile methodology, transitioning and resources grows.

Metrics in Project Management

Create your metrics program or assess if your existing program is doing enough to justify your existence.

Project Personality Dis-Order?: Managing Difficult Personalities on Your Project

Managing difficult personalities on your project

What are the first steps when you take over as a project manager of a new project?

What you are trying to deliver in the project (the scope), for how much (the budget) and in what timeframe (the schedule)

cPrime Inc., a leader in Project Management Staffing expands to Los Angeles.

cPrime announces the launch of a new office in Los Angeles.

Preparing for Project Kickoff Success

Key activities that have been helpful for a wide variety of projects to get prepare to kick off a project.

Project Management with Software Applications

It is important to understand what is involved in translating a new software application into another language.

Driving Projects by Theory vs. Following Your Gut Feeling

Your Personal Approach to Management

cPrime Inc, Launches Agile & Scrum Project Management eLearning Courses On-Demand.

Announcing the launch of new online, on-demand training courses in Scrum & Agile Methodologies.

Risk Management Made Simple

Save your project from certain disaster by using Risk Management.

Project Management: Transcending Industries

Personality traits like these are very important in determining a good project manager.

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