When should we be using an agile approach for our project? The agile convert might claim “Always,” just as the predictive enthusiast could scream “Never!” For the rest of us, more objective tests and selection criteria are useful.
Leading change is an essential leadership capability, especially during these unprecedented times. Your leaders play a critical role in dealing with this crisis across your organization and within its teams. Leading through change is not easy under regular business circumstances, let alone during a crisis. As change experts we know that living in a VUCA world, characterized by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity, is the backdrop for what motivates strategic change and the need for leadership agility.
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By Lynda Bourne Projects mean reports! Many project teams are required to produce weekly and monthly reports for their client as part of a contract, or because of an internal set of reporting r ...
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As per PMI standards which document contains details about "transfer of ownership" to be done while closing the project/phase? Is it the Charter or Project management Plan or any other? ...
8th “Art of Projects” English-speaking, International Project Management Online Conference The Project Economy: The Transformative Project Manager from idea to reality ...
This article is part seven of my look into project risk management, and today the topic is project risk identification. Read part 1 here: An introduction to risk management Read part 2 here: Tre ...
Could you share what type of a visual project management board using sticky notes that you have been successful using? ...
One of my colleagues taught a PMP Prep course in early April, and one of the candidates in her class took and passed the online exam. Here is the un-edited feedback from that individual: "First ...
In the first part Organization’s Remote Work Environment - Are YOU Ready - For the Next Wave? (Part 1 of 3) we have discussed: How COVID-19 led companies to provide remote working How ...
The iron triangle illustrates the relationship between scope, cost and time. The assumption is that these three interrelate in an adverse way with each other – that is, increasing one will in ...
As more organizations recognize (and research confirms) the high-performance benefits of empowering project teams, how do we balance the general value of standardized agile approaches with the greater need for teams to choose their ways of working?
Scope creep can plague projects where timelines are established at the start, or budgets and resources are fixed. However, it should not be a problem for projects operating with agile principles. Rather than resisting change, an agile team welcomes it, and figures out how to adapt to it. Here's how.
We received so many questions during our Ask the Experts: Agile for the Rest of Us webinar that we didn’t have time to answer them all, so the presenters continue the conversation here!
Through various interactions with business professionals, this practitioner has learned some valuable lessons during his career as a project manager. These tips can help new PMs—and provide a good reminder to seasoned pros.
A project manager's team wants to use an agile approach, which is in conflict with how the organization works. What can you do? Does this project need an agile approach?
When it comes to smart work versus hard work, which would you pick? Sometimes, we work so hard that we get worn out and exhausted. It doesn't have to be this way. These five tips can help.
Sponsors can be tremendously frustrating for PMs, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Start your career (or your project) off on the right foot and own your sponsor relationship by following a few guidelines.
Current events are leading to ever more calls for the development of agile business environments. But if agile is going to help businesses that have not yet embraced its benefits, then the focus needs to be somewhere else. It needs to be on changing the minds of business leaders.
The Ask the Expert Webinar Series is an extension of the Ask the Expert Program offered at PMI® Global Conference. Each year, experts from the ProjectManagement.com community offer one-on-one sessions to conference attendees, acting as mentors, coaches, and sounding boards for Project Managers at varying stages of their careers and across industries. Gain access to these leading project management and industry experts through the Ask the Expert Webinar Series – ask your most pressing Project Management questions, seek career advice, and gain insights into industry trends. Please join the webinar prepared to pose questions to the experts!
There are many problem solving methodologies-from TRIZ to OODA, from RPR to GROW, but this session won't discuss any of them. Instead we're going to focus on simple, standalone strategies to improve our problem solving effectiveness regardless of our existing PS skills or experience.
An essential part of good communication is story. And good story has structure, rules and guidelines. Understanding how story works, and how to tell good stories, is a critical tool in communicating well. In this presentation, you will learn how to understand and apply story telling principles to your communication efforts.
Statistics show that globally about 33% of the food produced in the world is lost or wasted. On the other hand, we have about 11 % of world suffering from malnutrition and hunger. According to UN based WHO, even if 25 % of the food wasted is saved then it can alleviate the hunger problem. The problem is acute and is obvious but yet organizations and people have not come to grips with it. Thankfully, during the last few years the situation is changing.
Getting Under the Hood of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition Part 3: More about Models, Methods and Artifacts
Our “Getting Under the Hood” series continues with a webinar that will go deeper into the Models, Methods and Artifacts section of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition, as well as introduce the PMIstandards+TM digital content platform.
Agile, for many a silver bullet, worked pretty well for software development teams with most of them being the first attempt to have a structured approach. Bringing some order to chaos was beneficial, and the results were in some cases spectacular. Most, if not all Agile frameworks were developed by software engineers and for software engineers. Apart from a couple of frameworks, like Disciplined Agile and SAFe that combine Agile with traditional Lean practices used in manufacturing, most Agile frameworks were developed for small teams (less than 10) and a start-up culture.
How do you incorporate risk mitigation plans into the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)? This is important because it is useful to be able to see the status of the mitigation plan in the IMS and the impact on other tasks if the mitigation plan begins to slip. This webinar presents a tutorial on risk management. It includes: the risk management process; risk identification methods; risk analysis techniques; risk response (handling) methods; and risk monitor and control approaches. Finally, the webinar will explain and show by example how to integrate a risk mitigation plan into the IMS.