In today’s increasingly complex project world, more and more project managers are finding themselves riding an extreme project. Yet few possess the leadership skills, mindset and temperament to succeed. In this two-part series, we’ll outline what it takes to be a successful eXtreme project leader. In Part 1, we’ll cover the quantum mindset and contrast it with the opposite (Newtonian) mindset.
Please join us and continue the conversation with presenters from PMI Global Congress 2015 –North America. During this webinar we’ll explore best practices, key takeaways and lessons learned from Organizational Agility sessions. Don’t miss this opportunity to virtually meet the presenters and get a glimpse into their post-conference highlights and teachable moments from PMI Global Congress 2015 –North America.
An Inside Look at Global Congress 2015-North America Organizational Agility Sessions Join us for a panel discussion on Organizational Agility and get a glimpse into some of the key themes to be presented in this content area at PMI Global Congress 2015 – North America.
An Agile BA goes far beyond simply eliciting requirements. They are constantly on the hunt for new and better ways of delivering business value. They apply systems thinking to the big picture, rather than trying to document aspects of a single approach. They are, in fact, drivers of innovation.
Through this webinar we'll take a deeper dive into the hard metrics (quantitative) that should be tracked at the Team, Program and Portfolio levels.
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The Risk Management Grid is a technique to identify potential risk events that could impact one of more of the project’s Seven Win Conditions. Importantly, it also serves to decide how those events will be prevented or mitigated.
The Three-Sentence Project Skinny is a concise summary of the purpose of the project. It addresses the what and the why.
You can't do everything, nor should you. This template helps you figure out what is in and what is out of your project.
These are the do-or-die, must-meet requirements in order for the project to be considered a success. As such, they are continuously focused on by the project manager and core team.
Win Conditions address how success will be measured. How do you stack up when it comes to stakeholder satisfaction, your schedule, scope, quality, budget, ROI and team satisfaction? This template helps you rank priorities, and provides areas for metrics and descriptions.
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When companies move to an agile Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), they often remove the processes and analysis of their waterfall SDLC because, as the Agile Manifesto puts it, “They value individual and interactions over processes and tools.” Some of the rigor should be removed – waterfall processes can get bogged down with gates and sign-offs. However, caution must be exercised to not go too far against processes and analysis and rely just upon backlogs and user stories. Requirements and the analysis that leads to those requirements are just as essential in an agile project as they are in a waterfall project. The difference lies in how much requirements analysis is completed and the timing of it.
Teams run into trouble when they adopt agile practices without really knowing why they are doing them. This can happen when people who’ve been told to use iterations (sprints) still don’t understand why. And when they act on these statements, they unknowingly undermine their efforts to use agile. What can we do?
Since agile is about individuals and interactions, it should come as no surprise that it helps with many talent management recommendations. But what do we do when HR recommends practices that are counter-productive to teams? In our concluding installment, we examine these six talent management strategies—and what motivates us.
Have you noticed that as project execution approaches evolve, they become more Agile (or at least “small ‘a’ agile”)? Does that create opportunities for more formal acceptance of agile concepts throughout organizations?
Teams new to agile development rarely create clear confirmation criteria before they begin development. This process gap has become so prevalent in our industry that we renewed our focus on the importance of it by creating a new thing called Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD).
Since agile is about individuals and interactions, it should come as no surprise that it helps with many talent management recommendations. But what do we do when HR recommends practices that are counter-productive to teams?
In an ideal world, a cross-functional Scrum team must be fully focused on Scrum. The team is also expected to hear a voice of one customer only: the product owner. But what happens when reality intervenes and you get pulled in other directions? As our two-part series concludes, we look at the remaining two ways of interrupting Scrum sprints--and share what can be done about them.
In an ideal world, a cross-functional Scrum team must be fully focused on Scrum. The team is also expected to hear a voice of one customer only: the product owner. But what happens when reality intervenes and you get pulled in other directions?
How can we bring about agility in an enterprise system that has existed for years? In this article, we look at an interesting concept introduced by Gartner in late 2014: bimodal IT, a solution for some enterprises to move from the slow lane to the fast lane.
If your agile implementation feels less than effective, it may well be due to missing or ineffective feedback loops. If that's the case, you have several recourses to choose from.
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