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QA Training | Michael Wood

Michael Wood

Learning Programme Manager

Michael has been teaching at QA for 12 years and is the lead trainer for MSP, managing successful programmes. Before this he worked with the public sector to implement initiatives such as the egovernment agenda. Michael has also project and programme managed many large scale implementations in the construction industry and in web technologies and ecommerce, as well as enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for some well know utility and communications organisations. Michael believes in teaching in a down-to-earth style, using everyday real examples and injecting a bit of humour!

Agile v Waterfall project management: A perfect marriage or not?

Agile and Waterfall: A match made in heaven or not?

Can agile and waterfall methodologies work together? We discuss how they can and how this can help deliver successful projects. Read the full article

Project management: How to apply agile principles and succeed

Agile by stealth: How to apply Agile principles and succeed in projects

How can you implement agile principles into traditional project management processes and succeed? We discuss how. Read the full article

Project management and the movies – episode 5 – Cast away

Cast away – The writers must be fans of Maslow Read the full article

Project management and the movies – episode 4 – Speed

Speed – Planning, change control and tolerance Read the full article

Project management and the movies – episode 3 – Star Wars

Star Wars – Planning and quality, leadership and risk management Read the full article

Project management and the movies – episode 2 – the lord of the rings

In this blog I want to explore the film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” and what it has to say about project and programme management. As with my previous film blog, the Italian job, I should start by shouting SPOILER ALERT! I may be giving away key plot points in my discussions. Read the full article

Presentation – tips for public speaking

Public speaking is on a lot of people’s top five phobias. With a bit of homework and presentation skill, you can make the experience better for the audience, and you might even enjoy the experience! Read the full article

The Raspberry PI – adventures of a non techie – episode 5 – the portable pi

A problem with the PI is that it relies on a tv screen, and so isn’t for portable...or is it? Read the full article

Project management and the movies – episode 1 – the Italian Job – 1969

The Italian job – sponsor engagement, issues management and team development Read the full article

The Raspberry PI – adventures of a non techie – episode 4 – the case

One area of constant discussion in the Raspberry PI community is the case. There are many types out there, all interesting in their own way, or you can even make your own! Read the full article

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