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Thank you for the link. I’ve updated the post. As noted in the update, both links for Prince2 actually go to training and accreditation sites.

Best Regards,

03/08/10 @ 14:14

In response to: Agile Project Management

Comment from: Jay Gao
Jay Gao

First of all, nice blog! I saw a list of useful links on your blog, and I thought at you probably meant to link to the PRINCE2 official website using PRINCE2 text. You might want to know that the official website for prince2 is actually I thought this link might be more beneficial for your visitors.

03/08/10 @ 07:16

In response to: Apps on my iPhone

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Thank you for your comment. I should point out that iBlueSky is one of the earliest mindmapping apps for the iPhone, not one of the latest. Since I wrote the original post in 2008 November, many more mindmapping apps have been added to the App Store, including:

  • Simple Mind
  • MindMeister (the official app of the SaaS MindMeister)
  • ThinkingMap
  • iThoughts
  • MindNode
  • MindJet (the makers of MindManager on the Mac and Windows)
  • Buzan iMindMap (coming soon per their web site, and maker of iMindMap for Mac, Windows and Linux)
01/30/10 @ 00:20

In response to: Agile Project Management

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First, let me say that Agile was envisioned as a body of software development methodologies, and neither as a product nor a project management methodology, per se. However, there are quite a lot that can be learned from Agile methodologies, especially for the implementation and operational stages of a system.

We have been developing methodologies for project, program and product management that include Agile elements. Generally, we establish processes for three tracks: strategic, tactical and implementation. In general, the Agile elements come in for the implementation track, whether we are implementing a software product, doing integration into an enterprise, or deploying a large, complex system.

One must identify those components that lend themselves to agile-like iterations, and those that require compliance with “set-in-stone” standards. The purpose of Agile Methods is to improve quality (compliance to specifications) and user satisfaction, while reducing complexity and decreasing delivery time. If you can identify those elements of your system, and treat each set accordingly, while communicating to all involved persons, then you’ll likely have win in applying Agile to Project Management methods.

09/30/09 @ 14:11

In response to: Agile Project Management

Rich Maltzman

Excellent, outstanding post.

Can you reconcile how a company which deploys large “end products” such as a turned-up telecom network, AS OPPOSED TO A SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, can implement Agile Methodologies? I realize that is one of your main questions here, has it been somewhat answered?

In other words, how do the methodologies of Agile lend themselves to general project maangement?


Rich Maltzman, PMP

09/30/09 @ 13:14

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Project Management Templates

Great informative post

07/10/09 @ 02:21

In response to: Apps on my iPhone

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I’ve been looking at Outliner on the AppStore for a long time now. It does now import OPML via their outliner online service. They don’t have a desktop app, only their web service. I imagine that one could continue to use the Brainforest desktop app, and manually import/export, but that’s more pain then I want in a process that is geared towards enhancing productivity ;)

iBlueSky mindmapping software exports OPML and has promised import capability in their next release. It’s been months though.

iThoughts mindmapping has import/export capability via web browser on your LAN, but I haven’t tried it yet.

It might be possible to play around with the OPML export files from Brainforest and try to get Evernote to import them, but Evernote doesn’t have many of the features of a good outliner. You can export the Brainforest tree as a text file, and the data shows, but not as checkable ToDo items

03/02/09 @ 11:13

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Comment from: Mr. Reeee
Mr. Reeee

I’m another long time Brainforest user STUCK using my Palm!

I’m just trying to figure out a way to EXPORT all my Brainforest files, so I can move to a modern iPhone/Mac equivalent. Having a Mac desktop version is essential, one of the main selling points for the essentially defunct Brainforest!

Any Export suggestions?

Besides OmniFocus, which I’ve tried to like, but don’t really… I found Things and Life Balance which seem to do about the same things as OmniFocus, but with less fuss.

03/02/09 @ 10:10

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I purchased iBluesky for mindmapping on the iPhone. My initial impressions are good. I’m looking forward to version 1.1 and the promised ability to import mindmaps from the desktop.

11/19/08 @ 02:31

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iBlueSky is the one to get, per the reviews on the App Store and elsewhere

11/17/08 @ 05:36

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Comment from: Andy  

You mentioned mindmapping software for the iPhone - well I’d recommend you check out iBlueSky which we launched a couple of months ago.

11/17/08 @ 04:33

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11/17/08 @ 00:13

In response to: Asynchronous Communication for Project Management

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I see that PM Hut is a collection of project managers. Perhaps whoever wrote the previous comment would care to identify themselves?

At any rate, I disagree quite strongly that blogs aren’t used in project management, and that wikis have never made it as a form of communication. Actually, we, and others that we know, and most definitely our customers, use blogs and wikis quite successfully in project management. Even in cases where the customer uses Microsoft Sharepoint & Project Server, Daptiv (eProject), eRoom, Projity PoD or similar product or service, blogs and wikis serve viatal fucntions in project communication.

Blogs have proven most useful in gathering requirements, and discussing specifications, testing and project issues.

Wikis have proven most useful in collaborative creation of project documentation, and keeping such deliverables as “living documents” throughout the project life. This documentation typically includes strategy documents, project plans (not GANTT charts or WBS but actual plans), functional specifications, system specifications, design specifications, module specifications, test plans, test procedures, test results, validation & verification matrices, and lessons learned.

We have also found that mindmaps have proven to be very useful as well. These are often used to capture planning sessions and stand-up meetings, and then added to a project wiki. We haven’t had an opportunity to explore web-based collaborative mindmapping tools as yet. There are several open source offerings as well as Mindjet Connect.

We have been surprised to find that instant messaging and virtual whiteboards haven’t found much of a place in our communication toolkit. Instant messaging seems to be used mostly for personal communications, while virtual whiteboards just haven’t matured to the point of being truly useful yet.

We have found blogs and wikis to be enthusiastically adopted both where the entire team is local and for distributed teams. We’ve used them for communications in projects that we’re managed using iterative waterfall techniques, as well as various Agile software development methods.

We hope that the members of PMHut will try to incorporate blogs and wikis in their projects, and see for themselves the value these technologies can bring to project communication.

08/12/08 @ 13:45

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PM Hut

Reading this article which is now almost 2 years old, I can see the dramatic improvement in online Collaboration tools for Project Management. This article though mistakenly predicts that blogs will be a form of communication for Projects, which is not the case. What’s happening right now is that these online Collaboration tools (most of them are paid) are becoming a standard way of communication. In my opinion, the wiki never really made it as a communication tool.

08/08/08 @ 13:50

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Charnell Pugsley

Hi Joseph! Please feel free to contact me directly if you’d like to discuss moving over to PEER 1 managed hosting. I’d be happy to help get the ball rolling for you. (=


08/01/08 @ 22:46

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I would have, but I’m not allowed to repeat anything you’ve told me so far. ;)

06/25/08 @ 15:33

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Comment from: Earl Powell
Earl Powell

Good afternoon Joseph,

I expected more words from you!

06/25/08 @ 14:38

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