Many projects deliver on time but fail to meet the budget—and poor quality is one significant contributor to these woes. Instead of waiting for an external review or PMO tips, seize the initiative yourself to improve quality.
Are you facing increased competition, shortened product life cycles, and rapidly changing customer needs and interests? Welcome to the new reality. In order for teams and organizations to succeed within this new reality, it requires that their leaders and employees become more agile. But, agility is not something organizations can incentivize for coerce. Agility must be unleashed and empowered. This is easier said than done.
Voices on Project Management
by Cyndee Miller There’s something about TED Talks that suck you in. Those big red letters on a stage signal this isn’t just another presentation. And TED’s 18-minute rule is geni ...
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For me, one of my favorite or most rewarding things about being a Project Manager is helping people/teams reach goals. ...
At the outset of a new project I would like to work with the sponsor to create and operational agreement document about how the p.m. and the sponsor can work together . Does a template for this dofrom Project Management Central posted by on
At the outset of a new project I would like to work with the sponsor to create and operational agreement document about how the p.m. and the sponsor will work together . Does a template for this doc ...
Is Multitasking strength or weakness for Project Manager ? What do you think ? ...
What is the difference between a Project Manager and a Technical Project Manager? What do recruiters really mean when they say they are in need of a Technical Project Manager? ...
Is there anyway I can increase my efficiency and effectiveness without having the experience? ...
Multiple research studies have shown the negative impacts of multitasking. Whether it is the waste generated by context switching, the elevated stress levels for staff or the increased cost of poor ...
Let’s talk about personal wellbeing. It’s not the normal topic I talk about. Usually when I post it’s about technical skills like maturity assessments, cost and time estimating, o ...
One thing that I asked the community before the conference was what would like they to see during the conference? What was the best way to share the conference with you all? The feedback and answer th ...
In the context of project management, how can emotional intelligence be structured based on our fundamental pillars? And how can we integrate the concepts in the existing framework that we have?
Project managers live and die by the performance of projects against their schedule, yet many of them don’t know how to measure that performance. To truly understand what’s going on with their projects, it’s important for new PMs to avoid falling into the “percent complete” trap in the first place.
Does coming from a technical background—or making the effort to learn technical concepts—help you while managing and delivering projects? (Spoiler alert: Yes! Find out why...)
How often do people go off for a few a days to a training event and then return to work, struggle to apply what they have learned, eventually forgetting it in a matter of months? The author explains why his experience supports a blended-learning approach mixing standard training, custom training, e-learning, coaching, and communities of practice to produce the best results.
PMI’s latest publication, The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs and Projects, has a wealth of great information about effective risk management and contains recommendations for iterative, incremental and adaptive environments that fit agile projects well.
Most project managers have a basic idea of what Scrum Masters do, but to make the transition into this role, you need a deeper understanding of what capabilities and approaches are needed to succeed, and how you can adapt or expand your own skillset.
Many agile teams craft their sprint goals in a bottoms-up fashion, using stories and tasks as their building blocks. But the mission of a sprint should be created from the top down, starting with what a successful iteration will look like. Here are four steps to create better sprint goals and a Sprint Goal Worksheet.
The product owner is not only responsible but also accountable for targeted business value. The challenge: How can the PO go that extra mile to truly optimize business value?
Imagine yourself working in a multicultural team, with people spread around the world… is this just a possibility? Or a real thing that you are dealing with (or, you can see you are going to deal with this soon)? Let’s see how important is to consider diversity and national aspects of culture within our projects.
Have you ever been faced with a complex, multi-dimensional project and pressure from multiple stakeholders? Is this the normal course of business in your organization? If so, this webinar is for you.
The Agile Enterprise is a new type of organization. A collaboration-based environment where some of the ‘command and control’ roles are not only obsolete but also can be a roadblock for the Agile transformation. The natural fear of change combined with protecting privileges or the job itself resulted in labelling as ‘Agile’ roles that are not only not defined in any Agile framework but are also the core components of the “waterfall” approach.
Please join this webinar only if you listened to part 1 (https://www.projectmanagement.com/videos/537978/Mastering-the-Art-of-Having-Difficult-Conversations---Part-1) as we will continue our conversation on how to structure a difficult conversation through communication, environment, relationships and then make a framework to launch a productive conversation that leads to action.
An Understanding of How to Maximize Organizational Culture with Project Management AURA – Model for High Performance
In this webinar, you will learn how to maximize supportive culture with Project Management-AURA Model to create a strong competitive edge in the market. Here the word "AURA” is used symbolically to refer to enlightened individuals who exude a certain energy that attracts or enlightens others. This displayed power may come from knowledge, experience, or leadership and is described as individual aura.
A review of Organizational Change Management (OCM) for Project Managers with a focus on stakeholder and resistance management. This webinar will provide an overview of key activities for both areas, including managing stakeholder power and influence, developing action plans, and managing changes. The presenter reviews typical misconceptions of resistance on projects and provides methods to manage them proactively.
We often think of sustainably externally - on what we need to do to save the planet from the increasing impacts of climate change. There is also the question of our own personal sustainability. How do we sustain ourselves? How do we manage in the face of increased pressure, growing demands and shrinking capacity to respond? This webinar explores how to manage and sustain our own capacity and ability to thrive.
القرارات الأخلاقية – كيف لمديري المشاريع إتخاذها بنجاح؟ عملية إتخاذ القرار هي من أهم ما يقوم به مديري المشاريع ، والقرارات تتفاوت من قرارات سهلة لا تحتاج إلى التفكير العميق و هناك قرارات صعبة يمكنها تغيير الوضع بالكامل كما يمكنها التأثير على عدد كبير من أصحاب المصالح المختلفة. و لكن الأصعب هي القرارات التي تتعلق بقضايا و معضلات أخلاقية و التي تعتبر أحد اكبر التحديات التي تواجه المدريرين بشكل عام و مديري المشاريع بشكل خاص، حيث أن هناك أعتبارات كثيرة يجب أن تؤخذ في الحسبان قبل إتخاذ قرار يتعلق بمعضلة أخلاقية. في هذه المحاضرة سنستعرض الخطوات التي وضعها معهد إدارة المشاريع و التي يمكن أن تستخدم لإرشاد الأفراد العاملين في إدارة المشاريع لإتخاذ القرارات المتعلقة بالمعضلات الأخلاقية. في هذه المحاضرة سيتعرف الحاضرون على :- - عملية اتخاذ القرار. - كيفية استخدام القواعد الأخلاقية و السلوك المهني لإتخاذ القرار. - الخطوات العملية لإتخاذ القرار الأخلاقي. - دراسة حالة عملية و محاولة الوصول الى القرار الصحيح الأخلاقي.