I consult, speak, and write on managing high-technology product development. I've helped managers, teams, and organizations to become more effective by applying my pragmatic approaches to their issues of hiring, project management, risk management, and people management. I write a monthly email newsletter, the Pragmatic Manager. Please review back issues and sign yourself up.I lean towards agile, and appreciate that not all projects can use the same approach. That's why I wrote Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management. I'm firmly grounding in reality, which is why I wrote Manage Your Job Search , Hiring Geeks That Fit, Manage Your Project Portfolio, and Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management. My most recent book is Predicting the Unpredictable: Pragmatic Approaches to Estimating Cost or Schedule.I'm writing Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization so we can all understand what it means to "scale" agile to more than one project.I'm known for my wacko sense of humor and frank approach. My clients appreciate both!I blog at Managing Product Development, Hiring Technical People, and Create an Adaptable Life. Please do join me there.