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Amen to application of lean principles to project development! Unfortunately, PMI and HR departments have proliferated a fetish for PMP certification above all other skill sets...


Hi Mike,

Yes, a PMP certification does not mean someone will be a good PM. Having a design background though, helps you apply lean concepts and in some cases, design your way out of trouble.

Kim Leonard

Cutter is offering a PDF download of the Cutter IT Journal issue that includes Alastair Cockburn's article you mentioned. It's free, with registration. http://www.cutter.com/offers/pm2.html

(And those cupcakes sure did look disgusting, Steve -- great analogy!)

Steve Neiderhauser


Thanks for giving the link to the Cutter IT Journal. There are some excellent articles in the Journal.

Glad you liked the cupcake analogy.


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