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New technologies, hybrid projects, the launch of a PMO—when the environment is constantly changing, how do you craft a schedule (or multiple schedules) for project success? Discover timely answers here—and only here—at the PMI Scheduling Conference 2017, exclusively for PMI members.
Agile teams are all about high bandwidth, cross-functional communication. But, we can get really jumpy about conflict. Creative conflict is where the good stuff is in product development and innovation. Come learn about how effective conflict engagement deepens consciousness and what we mean when we talk about consciousness and software development. Jean’s style is dialogic, so expect to interact!
In this session, you will learn how to conduct a structured Debrief to assure your team can scale successes and eliminate the failures that may have occurred during the length of the project.
In this webinar, you will hear how contingency planning saved a project from failure, what triggers are and why they matter, and why no project plan is complete without trigger-based contingency plans.
A sea change in project management practice and principles is already well underway. The roots go back as far as knowledge created and discovered in the early 20th century, but received a tremendous shot in the arm when the Agile Manifesto and Principles leapt into the world from its crèche in Snowbird, Utah.
Project Management teams need the advantage of an iterative planning and execution model to keep them moving in an aligned direction. It is this type of discipline that will ensure a high-performing team culture.
Podcasts and blog posts to help you manage the challenge of transitioning from traditional project management to Agile. Dave Prior celebrates success, embraces the learning that comes from failure, and digs deep on topics you need to be up to speed on.
In case you actually read this description, the beginning of the blog is about preparing for the PMP exam. It then evolved into maintaining my credential. After taking a break for a few years, I'm back and will be blogging about project management, in general, and probably a bit of agile on a regular basis.
The Agility Series focuses on agile and agility across the organization not just in software and product development. Areas of agility that will be covered in blog posts will include: - Organizational Agility - Leadership Agility - Strategic Agility - Value Agility - Delivery Agility - Business Agility - Cultural Agility - Client Agility - Learning Agility
This blog is a conversation between the Agile Practice Guide Team and our PMI and Agile Alliance Communities to gain insight, support and collaboration around the creation of a usable and relevant body of work that supports transition to hybrid and agile in project work.
Drunken Boxing for Project Managers “The main feature of the drunkard boxing is to hide combative hits in drunkard-like, unsteady movements and actions so as to confuse the opponent. The secret of this style of boxing is maintaining a clear mind while giving a drunken appearance.” Yeah... just like that… but with network diagrams and burndown charts… and a wee bit less vodka.
Save Time With Tools + Templates
This project tracking template is for PMs in organizations that do not have a standing project management system in place. This template allows you to track customer and internal prioritization in parallel and generate sprint-like plans for issues to complete in the next two weeks, applying agile principles absent related tools.
This deliverable makes facilitating a lean module much more effective. Once all the steps are entered, it reduces inefficiencies by providing instantaneous updates to successive entries. This tool can handle up to a 20-step process (with up to 14 sub-steps/tasks for each step).
Where will Agile transformation drive the most value in your organization? Probably in the areas where business conditions are changing rapidly and customers or stakeholders expect continual improvement in your service or product. Here is a helpful exercise to better identify those areas that could most benefit from an agile approach.
Flexible work approaches allow teams to use the methodologies that best suit their needs. Agile and Waterfall methods can be used within the same program or portfolio of projects, but like any successful marriage, it takes compromise and adjustment. Here are six guidelines to make it work and make your organization more Agile.
This 19-slide deck is a companion piece to the Agile Distributed Teams research report from ProjectsAtWork. It is designed to help you leverage the report's key findings and recommendations to achieve the benefits of working with distributed agile teams in your organization.
Learn From Others
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.
As agile becomes ever more mainstream, questions are starting to be asked about the future of traditional methods. Is the future completely agile, or is there a limit?
Traditional testing practices are the hands that slow agile teams to a stagnant, waterfall state. Testing itself isn’t bad or anti-agile...but how you think about testing can make or break your agile success.
When considering candidates for agile teams, functional skills are a necessity, of course — developers must be able to develop, designer have to design. But a great hire will bring much more. Here are some ways to surface five key qualities that organizations should value in recruiting efforts — and agile project management practitioners should hone.
When agile teams get comfortable with starting a story in one sprint and finishing in the following one, problems arise such as delayed feedback and added low-value work. Understanding the main causes of “carryover” and the associated challenges can help you find ways to avoid or limit the bad habit.
質問：私たちの経営陣は非常に敏捷性があり、最近の統計には一致していないにもかかわらず、このプラクティスに対する研究や歴史はなく、生産性の向上につながっていないと言います。私は、これが実際に現在の労働力の最大のセクションであるミレニアムに参加する方法であることを示すために、彼らに何を伝えることができますか？同じ名前で呼び出されていない場合でも、高い生産性を最大限に発揮する実績があることを示すために、 A.アジャイルは2001年にユタ州スノーバードで考案されて以来、起源は100％アメリカ人です。この有名な会議の結果が一連のスピーチ、記事、会話を通じて発表されるまで、世界中の他の人はこのような慣行を試みたことがありませんでした。 B.アジャイルの原則は、Theory Xと呼ばれるほとんどの労働者にとって基本的であると信じられているDouglas McGregorの行動に頼っています。人々が仕事を嫌い、それを避けようとしていることから、管理。 C. W. Edwards Deming博士は、最先端のアジャイルのような哲学を開発しました。彼はこれをHierarchy of Needsと呼びました。マネージャーが従業員のニーズをすべて満たすことができれば、生産性は飛躍的に向上します。 1つでも満たされていない場合、プロジェクト成果は大まかになります。 D.アジャイルは、実際には、1980年代のウィリアム大内博士の「日本的経営」スタイルの日本の動機付け理論よりも成長しています。これまでのコンセプトは、日本で初めて、そして世界中の他の場所で、現代の職場で効果的であることが実証されています。
この記事では、BAの役割がどのように変化し、製品の所有者の役割と重複するかについて論争の的になるトピックを検討します。 危険な兆候（「PO Go Go-Between」など）とポジティブなパターン（「POサポーターとしてのBA」など）を含む類似点と相違点をカバーしています。
Are agile projects really more successful? Are use assumptions on agile true? (Japanese Translation)by
If agile is indeed common sense, why has much of the world of work—at least the work of software development—operated differently in the last several decades? In fact, why hasn’t the new “sensible” approach displaced the previous approach completely?
Research Results: What IT Project Managers Think About Financial Investment Firms Pursuing Straight-Through Processing With Agile and Workflow Management Systemsby
Changes in the financial services sector have made achieving straight-through processing—a dedicated commitment to settle a securities transaction within 24 hours and minimize risk—a monumental effort. Can agile software development and workflow management systems have a positive impact on addressing straight-through processing?
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