Author Archive | Nader K. Rad

AgilePM vs. PRINCE2 Agile

AgilePM® vs. PRINCE2 Agile®

Many people have asked me for my opinion on the differences between AgilePM and PRINCE2 Agile. The reason people ask for this is they want to select either the AgilePM or PRINCE2 Agile certification program as their next step, but don’t know which one. So, I’ve decided to explain the differences between the two here. […]

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Wisdom of the Crowd in Project Management

Wisdom of the Crowd in Project Management

  My Personal Experience All of us, trainers, ask questions from the participants of our courses. The problem is that if you ask it from everyone, a few active people answer all questions, and others remain inactive. If you address the question to individuals, some people might get uncomfortable, as they may believe it’s humiliating […]

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Scaling Scrum with Nexus

Scaling Scrum with Nexus

  Scrum is primarily defined for one team, with a maximum of 9 members. When more than one team is required, the system is called Scaled Scrum. There are different ways of scaling Scrum. Unfortunately, most of them are focused on generic advice, not clearly defined, or are just too complex. Scrum.org has recently released […]

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apples and oranges

Scrum vs. Agile

Scrum and Agile are not the same. They are related, but different. Let’s see how. What is Agile? Being Agile is the use of an adaptive lifecycle, which doesn’t fix, design, and plan the product upfront, but lets it evolve throughout the project based on feedback loops. It allows the product emerge from unclear requirements […]

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Can I be Agile

Agile cannot be used in every project

Some say that Agile can be used for every project, which is usually based on a wrong understanding of Agility. Agile cannot be used in every project. It, of course, depends on how you define Agility. If you define it as, for example, having all team members wear t-shirts with the word “Agile” on it, […]

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Agile Practices vs. Methods and Frameworks

Agile Practices vs. Agile Methods

You can benefit from using Agile Practices, both in Agile and Predictive environments, but they don’t necessarily make you Agile. You need to use Agile Methods/Frameworks for that purpose. This is important, because some companies falsely believe that using Agile Practices is enough. What’s an Agile Practice? The following are examples of Agile Practices: Collective […]

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PRINCE2 Agile Certification

PRINCE2 Agile® Certification

The latest standard from AXELOS, PRINCE2 Agile, naturally comes with a certification program. I’m going to answer some of the frequent questions about this new certification. PRINCE2 Agile Certification Levels Most AXELOS standards have multiple levels of certification, while PRINCE2 Agile has only one advanced level: PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner. There’s no PRINCE2 Agile Foundation, because […]

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