AC Spotlight - Bob Land

(The following article is property of Avenue Code, LLC, and was originally published with permission at TotalRetail on September 11, 2018.) 

Bob Land chats with us about the incredible growth he’s achieved as vice president of consumer engagement for Dorel Juvenile, a global leader in high-quality, safe and fashionable juvenile products from brands such as Cosco, Safety 1st, and Maxi-Cosi, among others.

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How Important is Company Culture to Project Management?

Understanding and navigating company culture is an important skill to develop as a project manager in order to work collaboratively with your team and with management. You may be great at putting together project plans, running efficient stand-ups, and facilitating team meetings, but if you are not able to adapt to the company culture early on and be accepted by your team, then it's difficult to gain credibility, respect, and traction to get things accomplished.  

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Takeaways from Agile Trends 2019

I just returned from São Paulo's 2019 Agile Trends conference, where experts on agile software development and Scrum project management shared their insights. Avenue Code was there to sponsor the event, speak at the event, and trade knowledge! Today, I'll recap one of my favorite workshops--"Agile Architecture Practices" by Eduardo Guerra--for everyone who couldn't be there with us.
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It's Time to Redefine Project Management

I’ve always wondered what it would be like if companies suddenly stopped hiring project managers. Would more projects fail? Would there be more chaos and confusion? Would developers or development managers make better project managers or be able/willing to fulfill that role? Are project management roles transforming into scrum master roles or a hybrid of both project manager and scrum master? Are projects completed more quickly with project management involvement?

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Project Management: The Art of Kung Fu

Having lived and breathed project management for the past 20 years at various clientele sites, I've come to believe that many of the principles of martial arts can be applied directly to project management.  In this blog, I will discuss how I was able to use these principles to successfully navigate a client environment from day one.

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Java Microbenchmarks with JMH, Part 3

In Part 1 of this series, we covered the basics of creating a JMH project and getting it to run, proposed a small benchmark, and showed what the implementation would look like. In Part 2we looked at how to configure JMH, how it works, and why certain parameters are necessary. In this last part, we'll focus on how not to write a benchmark for JMH and why some precautions are necessary. This may be the most important part of the three, as it'll give you insights into some quirks of the JVM.

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