Brenda Fay

Does Agile mean Scrum?

By Brenda Fay / June 17, 2020

In talking about Agile with a colleague a bit ago, he said “I’ve never seen a person or team do Agile projects without using Scrum”.  It’s likely true that most software development projects use Scrum … Read more

Be Agile – Try New Ideas

By Brenda Fay / June 12, 2020

With what’s happening in the world these days re COVID-19, many of us have been forced to change how we work. A lot of us are working from home – as I am. The environment … Read more

Can I qualify for the PMI-ACP? A Few Quick Tips

By Brenda Fay / June 5, 2020

This article has a few quick tips for those who have thought of applying for the Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification – but aren’t sure if they have the right Agile experience. … Read more

Risk Analysis Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

By Brenda Fay / April 9, 2019

I’m working on a project and we’re having an important phone meeting on Friday. The Project Manager (my friend) was talking with me about some things that could go wrong. What if the clients postpone … Read more

Is It You or Is it Me?

By Brenda Fay / March 23, 2018

This week, I was feeling out of sorts with no evident reason why – until Thursday morning. That’s when I got back into my meditation routine. My Muse device told me I hadn’t meditated in … Read more

Free Funding for IT Startups in Nova Scotia

By Brenda Fay / February 9, 2018

Innovacorp has announced that it is offering up to $5,000 in funding for training for IT startups in Nova Scotia. The training needs to be incurred by March 31, 2018. If you are interested, check … Read more

Is It Clear?

By Brenda Fay / January 12, 2018

Last week my daughter Shannon and I went for a walk around the local pond. As we came around the corner, the garbage can caught us by surprise. It said: “What?!” we said to each … Read more

New Ways for Canadian Government Projects

By Brenda Fay / December 14, 2017

If you’re interested in agile, change and projects, the CBC has an excellent article on these topics: Canadian Digital Service takes startup approach to building better IT for government. If you have two minutes to … Read more

Statistics on Project Failure

By Brenda Fay / November 22, 2017

Most Common Causes of Project Failure: Changing priorities within organization – 40% Inaccurate requirements – 38% Change in project objectives – 35% Undefined risks/opportunities – 30% Poor communication – 30% Undefined project goals – 30% … Read more

Controlling Project Stakeholders

By Brenda Fay / November 16, 2017

Can we? Probably not. As PMI says in its latest edition of the PMBOK: “Because project managers rarely, if ever, have the ability to control stakeholders, Control Stakeholder Engagement was renamed to Monitor Stakeholder Engagement.” … Read more