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Eddie Merla

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Duende Project Management Services

Direct Phone: (713) ***-****direct phone

Email: e***@***.com

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Background Information

Employment History

Senior Project Management Consultant, Coach

Speaker Co-op


District Governor - D56

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Affiliations

PMOs

Founder


District 56 Toastmasters

District 56 Governor 2008-2009


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PMI Houston - Keep Houston Agile Speakers

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Eddie Merla
Duende Project Management Eddie Merla, PMI-ACP, PMP®, is the founder and owner of Duende Project Management Services. He is a PMI-ACP® preparation instructor and a speaker and trainer on Agile, project management and leadership topics. He has over 25 years of project management and Agile experience including seven years leading international consulting engagements and projects. He has published multiple articles with PMI and is a frequent presenter at PMI Conferences and Congresses.


PMI Houston - Articles

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by Kim Montes, via interviews with Fabrice Bouchereau and Eddie Merla
This approach was turned on its head when Fabrice Bouchereau decided to writeKaizen Kanban: A Visual Facilitation Approach to Create Prioritized Project Pipelines with the support of his friend Eddie Merla. When they met at Eddie Merla's PMP Prep course years ago, Merla had been practicing Agile and Scrum techniques for years while Fabrice Bouchereau was new to Agile methodology. Eddie was teaching for non-IT people getting into IT, or IT project managers expanding into other areas. The focus was on making things simple and I thought 'I'm already doing this!'" The initial contact through the prep course expanded into a friendship. Eddie saw Fabrice's potential and encouraged him to continue his consulting practice instead of returning to the workforce as an employee. Eddie Merla founded Duende Project Management Services in 2004 and continues to present, teach and use Agile techniques for establishing PMOs and startups. The business blossomed when Eddie encouraged him. "He challenged me - pushing me to do my best and pulling me in the right direction." When Merla and Bouchereau talk about working together on projects, the enthusiasm is tangible. Merla agreed, and noted that working together leveraged both their different expertise and the strong points of Lean and Agile. The Book Project Eddie and Fabrice have collaborated on presentations and projects, but Bouchereau feels that "one of the best collaborations we have is the book." "Lean and Agile together sparks innovation," Merla pointed out. Timeboxing forces focus and discipline, and the purpose is to "get the most value out of a short period of time," according to Merla. Merla has taught courses such as how to roll out a PMO in 30 days using Scrum techniques. Eddie talks often about the power of teamwork and the importance of leveraging and cultivating each member's "super power. "Agile projects are about collaboration - a team-driven effort. Teams are bottom-up instead of top-down and the leader doesn't have to be the most important person," Merla explained. Eddie Merla, PMI-ACP, PMP®, is the founder and owner of Duende Project Management Services. He is a PMP® preparation instructor and a trainer and coach on project management and leadership topics. He has over 25 years of project management experience including leading and coaching Agile teams.


PMI California Inland Empire Chapter, Inc. - ARCHIVE: In the News . . .

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"A key benefit from using an agile-minded approach is that communication is greatly enhanced with my clients at all levels," said Eddie Merla, PMI-ACP, PMP, principal, Duende Project Management Services.


pmihouston.org

Eddie Merla
Duende Project Management Eddie Merla, PMI-ACP, PMP®, is the founder and owner of Duende Project Management Services. He is a PMI-ACP® preparation instructor and a speaker and trainer on Agile, project management and leadership topics. He has over 25 years of project management and Agile experience including seven years leading international consulting engagements and projects. He has published multiple articles with PMI and is a frequent presenter at PMI Conferences and Congresses.


PMI California Inland Empire Chapter, Inc. - ARCHIVE: In the News . . .

pmicie.org [cached]

"A key benefit from using an agile-minded approach is that communication is greatly enhanced with my clients at all levels," said Eddie Merla, PMI-ACP, PMP, principal, Duende Project Management Services.


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