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By Ramiro Rodrigues A good definition of the word “maturity” is the state of people or things that have reached full development. For entities such as business organization ...
Life is busy. It constantly seems like there is more to do than hours in the day. In an always on world, it is easy to run right past the signals telling us to recharge, until we are runni ...
If you have not been told this so far this year, consider yourself lucky! My question to the community, why do managers still continue to do so? Should it stop? If so, why and how? Thank you ...
Clients ask us for technical documentation for the enhancements and new functionality we roll out. Does anyone have experience exporting technical specs/solution type documentation out of Confluence i ...
What is job crafting for you? Can this concept be applied to projects? What kind of approaches can this approach be applied to? Predictive, Adaptive, Incremental or Hybrid? ...
Dear all In the Define activities process, we have a change request CR as an output because of the progressive elaboration of the deliverables. Despite we are in the planning stage, this CR is proc ...
An organization creating new products and services is a complex adaptive system. A CAS is a system in which a perfect understanding of the individual parts does not automatically convey ...
Why I believe Inherent Simplicity, or a bias for simplicity, will be the next big thing in making organizations more effectivefrom Manifesting Business Agility posted by on
For 15 years i've used Lean & Flow thinking to make decisions on what to do to help people improve their methods.. Understanding that we’re in a complex adaptive system I felt that I cou ...
If an egg is broken by an external force, life ends. If an egg is broken by an inner force, life begins. GREAT THINGS ALWAYS BEGIN FROM OUR INSIDE What teachings can we draw from this reflectio ...
Using unique approaches to problem solving can lift us up to become better people by using our inner passions and focus on self-improvement as a motivator. As we continue this series on exploring ways to overcome obstacles by use of creative solutions, the author is motivated to continue being open-minded in sharing outside-the-box ways of thinking that can benefit us all.
How long should we spend on planning as a proportion of the project lifecycle? That's a very good question, and one this practitioner often gets asked. So, is there an answer?
Should you follow a project management approach or a product management approach to achieve better results for your company? Sometimes, the answer is "both."
Project management training covers the basic skills you need to succeed as a PM, but what if you are faced with stripping those skills down further on your first projects?
When discussing our soft skills, many of us fall back on vague generalities and focus instead on the hard skills we deploy to deliver successful projects. But to differentiate ourselves from our technically qualified peers, we need to make our soft skills a meaningful part of our story by connecting them to principled beliefs.
You can move your projects from me to we to why by creating an emotionally intelligent environment that provides recognition, strives for clarity, and equips and empowers your teams.
Automation represents the next frontier for organizational efficiency and innovation, but leaders must navigate ethical, technological and operational minefields to realize the benefits. Let’s consider some key elements of an automation strategy, including customers, costs, and people.
The article talks about the myth that you must have strong pre-existing relationships to drive the key changes necessary to transform an organization. What truly helps attain success is having crucial conversations with one and all—one at a time.
Looking to make an impact in your community through project management? Look no further! In this webinar, listen in as Agata Czopek, PMP Vice President of the PMI Switzerland Chapter and PMIEF Liaison and Ka Yi Hui, Director of the PMI Switzerland Chapter share how they hosted a workshop with WFUNA and used their project management skillset for social good.
Kanban and Kaizen are considered by some teams as the natural evolution from Scrum to an Enterprise Level Agile. While there are few Agile frameworks that adapted Kanban and Kaizen to software development as a scaling up approach, it is little known that these Lean Six Sigma practices originated in manufacturing more than 50 years ago. In fact, the 1990s Agile Enterprise used Kanban and Kaizen at scale for large teams and complex products, proving their utility.
In your day-to-day practice of project management, questions often arise and you need to find the answers. PMI has been publishing articles to help you find solutions since the profession was founded; there are over 9000 articles in the Learning Library alone. Let us help you understand the different types of content available and how to access them, how we have recently improved the PMI.org search function and how to make your own contribution to this valuable collection and share your expertise with other practitioners.
Start an online discussion about agile and the divide will become painfully apparent between those agile purists who believe that the only way to deliver value is through Scrum or similar frameworks and those traditionalists who believe that agile was just a passing, failed fad. PMI acquired Disciplined Agile (DA) in late 2019 and many of you are probably wondering what DA is and how it might be relevant to you, especially if you don't lead software development projects. This webinar will provide an overview of DA's pragmatic, choice driven approach to realizing value.
This is in the sixth installment in an 8-part webinar series, A Billion Dollar Project Health Framework, presented by Uri Galimidi. The series covers an advanced yet practical framework which Project Managers can use to assess the health of their projects. The framework consists of eight key project management areas. This webinar covers Stakeholder Management.
Agile was born from the necessity to adapt product development to market changes. In the 1990s Agile Enterprise, the Agility combined with Lean practices resulted in fast market release of products combined with efficiency delivered by waste reduction and improved development and build processes. Using Lean Six Sigma for innovation brought efficacy and efficiency. In any product development, systematical innovation is crucial to the competitiveness. Although TRIZ (Theory of Solving Inventive Problems) has been developed with special emphasis on manufacturing, it is after all an approach to product development and process improvement. TRIZ proved useful in process problem solving, so it can be useful for all project management issues and activities.
In this webinar, we will discuss how mediation, an alternative dispute-resolution technique, can defuse tensions to make for a more productive work place. Using mediation skills instead of imposing a decision, you will be able to apply communication skills, objectivity, and creativity to help disputants reach their own voluntary solution to the conflict.