For all of those who claim that we need to get better at change management, this expert has some bad news for you: You can’t actually manage organizational change. The solution? We need to think about change from the outside in.
Most Agile frameworks, like Scrum, Crystal and XP, were conceived by developers for a small team of developers. With the inherent maturity of the agile concept, 'old' practices, such as Lean, were employed to scale Agile beyond a team of 5-9 software developers. SAFe and Disciplined Agile are good examples of augmenting Agile with Lean, at the cost of restricting agility to ensure scalability and financial viability. Some Lean practices, like Kanban, were re-discovered and are considered by some practitioners as the next agile step. Agile beyond software development is not necessarily as easy as you hear in conferences. In the trenches the famous 'mindset change' is both ways: Agile must also learn to accept other ways of doing things and adapt to the needs of non-technical teams.
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by Cyndee Miller When I think bleeding-edge tech, water and sewage systems aren’t the first things that come to mind. But DC Water—the 2020 PMO of the Year Winner—snapped me out m ...
Bill was a newly appointed project manager over a mission-critical systems development initiative. Ann, Bill’s boss, trusted Bill to lead the initiative and gave him the latitude he needed to ex ...
I have attended Webinars on demand to collect PDU's for renewal of PMP certificate, Will I get the certificates of these webinars? As I have attended the live session of PMXPO2020 and have received t ...
As I am writing this blog, Australia confronts the findings of an investigation that our special forces allegedly committed war crimes in Afghanistan, our New South Wales Premier is perceived to have ...
Photo by Cristofer Jeschke on Unsplash As a result of Covid-19, leaders will learn that it’s okay to take on more risk. In my eBook, “Activate: Profitable Strategy Execution,” ...
I would like to know if there is a difference between Citizen Development and LCNC. If not, would it be fair to say Citizen Development is a synonym for LCNC? ...
As a broad question, I would like to post the topic of how companies can benefit from using Citizen Development. We see it all over the place but for me there are two main benefits: freeing up IT c ...
Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Salesforce are the big software vendors in the space. VC funded include Unqor, BettyBlocks, OutSystems, WEM, and Genesis. Companies using CD to solve problems include BASF, ...
Why Cost Management is Important? Cost Management is important because it: Sets the baseline for the project's costs. Helps to keep the budget on track. Makes sure that we do not go o ...
The sudden shift to remote work this year has forced us all to adapt. How does it change how agile teams develop and grow? And how can we ensure effective communication, consistency and alignment? Here are some answers and things to consider.
An important Agile principle holds that face-to-face interactions are the most efficient and effective way to communicate. But more than ever, project teams are working in a distributed manner. One agile activity that they can accomplish without much sacrifice is backlog grooming. Here’s an example.
To truly create value, you need to capture the unique context of your team and organization—that is, you need to develop situational awareness. Read about four broad areas of contextual assessment that can help.
Does the Daily Scrum help your team grow, or do they waste time? Here is some insight on the importance of holding Daily Scrums—and how you can actually use them as a tool for team cohesion.
In agile product development, we try to work on fewer things and stick with them until we finish. Rapid priority shifts are expensive and demoralizing. But that’s not always clear on the go-to-market side, so we need stories like the Hungry Man Parable to build better understanding.
A coach is often perceived to be an experienced consultant, when in reality they aren’t. What does it truly entail to be an agile coach in the workplace? And what should you anticipate if you need to use an agile coach?
Did your change management plans work? Here are five ways to check that your engagement activities are landing as they should.
This article shares the challenges a PM experienced while managing the construction of a 5-star hotel on the Caribbean island of Grenada during the pandemic—and how he navigated through change management to stay on track.
A project leader of a functional team, in late 2020, may encounter external stakeholders that may negatively affect aspirational guidelines that all PMs must strive to achieve. By nature of this type of organization, a PM has little or no formal power. How does a PM maintain the position of being fair, being factual with stakeholder raising conflict, defending himself/herself in a responsible manner, and respecting those stakeholders bringing negative (perceived or real) risks? In the process groups of initiation and executing, I plan to share also two to three examples from projects in the ASIC supply chain business experienced in the past (good, bad, ugly) in the in the initiation and execution areas.
Business as usual is dead. In this volatile and shifting market landscape, the only constants are change and technology. Traditional businesses are challenged with stagnant productivity, unpredictable growth and evolving business models. To define, create and deliver value throughout the customer value chain, businesses must leverage innovation, technology and growth mindset for fundamental change. Join Mr. Husain as he discusses his perspective to develop a transformation roadmap in the age of disruption.
As any Project Management professional would appreciate, Procurement Management is an important element of managing complex projects. Through this webinar/series of webinars, Manish will discuss important concepts of Procurement management like types of contracts, standard forms with a brief overview of FIDIC documents as an example, Instructions to Bidders (ITB), importance of independent estimates, change management, Extension of time (EOT), Payment terms, Price escalation, Suspension and termination of contract, types of securities, Force Majeure and finally dispute resolution. These concepts will be discussed with examples and case studies.
Agile methods, including iteration and incremental thinking, can work very well to relieve stress and sustain resilience in the face of hard times, particularly due to COVID-19. Join this webinar to take away key strategies to manage emotional and mental health and stay happy, healthy, and productive.
Recently Gartner claimed that 80% of today’s Project Management tasks will be eliminated by 2030 as Artificial Intelligence takes over. Will 80% of today’s PMO tasks will most likely also disappear too? On the other hand, the Project Economy claims that the future of work is about projects. How will this impact the future of PMOs? Will there be a need for PMO's? And in which form? This session, founded upon some of the latest research and practical examples, will explore how PMOs can adapt to the new reality and move towards a more strategic role to survive.
In this installment of the Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series, we will provide an overview of Agile Insights: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Agile at PMI. Agile, agile everywhere. It’s a buzzword. It’s a mindset. It’s a framework. Or is it? Dig into what’s happening in different industries and around the globe with respect to agile approaches and practices, successes and challenges. And what is PMI’s position on agile? Spend some time with PMI staff who think about agile all day, every day. Hear what’s new, what’s hot and what’s next, plus ask those burning agile questions.
Join three of our Center Stage podcast guests for a provocative dialogue on how knowledge coupled with unlearning enable innovation. Guest Larry Prusak highlighted the true competitive edge of knowledge, “When you have a project team, it matters far less what an individual knows. It matters greatly what the team knows.” Does this threaten the value of a project manager? Both Larry and guest Barry O’Reilly caution against knowledge becoming stale. Larry says, “Refresh the knowledge you have. Always be open. Always be learning.” But Barry believes you may have to throw some of what you know in the trash: "It’s…the inability to unlearn existing mindsets and behaviors that were effective in the past but now are maybe limiting your success." What does this mean for adhering to methodologies when faced with uncertain requirements, divergent stakeholders and evolving delivery methods? As Peter Temes points out, there is often a tension between managing for efficiency and managing for discovery. Does managing for efficiency hold you back from finding innovative ways of working?
In this presentation, you will gain practical tips and advice on how to secure your online activity and ensure you are protecting yourself and your family. In addition, learn how to become an advocate for cyber safety, including when volunteering with youth-serving nonprofits in your community and those that partner with the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF).