What areas of the pharmaceutical industry related to clinical trials can benefit the most from adopting an agile approach, which is based on lean, no-waste process management? More importantly, after you have figured out where you want to apply agile, how can you make sure it gets adopted across the organization?
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The 3rd annual PMI Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium will equip participants with the skills to address current challenges and the roadmap to guide them through the constant change of the future. Our lineup of speakers will examine the ways in which project professionals have responded to crisis and share lessons to evolve beyond it.
We start the new decade with a bang as we present the 13th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management. This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube.
The PMI® Organizational Agility Conference returns bigger and better than ever as we examine evolving approaches to resilient value delivery! To remain relevant in the VUCA world, organizations and delivery professionals need to build change resilience—the ability to remain in a state of change while delivering value. This virtual conference will explore the concept of change resilience with professionals who are driving it within their organizations—and those who are living it as part of their own development.
VUCA , an acronym that stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, has become a buzzword in management and business circles. It has added a new dimension to management principles and practice this requires a fresh approach to adapt to the new situations that are emerging in business and industry. Over the years project management standards have been adapting to industry practices and through its revisions introducing new topics and areas of knowledge. The objective of the standards has been to present information that is relevant and valid for today's operations. Various project management standards have been studied to assess if the four parameters of VUCA have been included and discussed and if they are adequate for the practising project manager to function effectively.
There is an increasing recognition that embracing Agile (either adopting several Agile practices or going through a complex Agile transformation) becomes mandatory in these times of a rapidly changing market place. An Enterprise Agile Transformation is, however, a deep organizational change for which “copy & paste” does not work. This presentation explains why there is no one single recipe for Agile transformation and illustrates through real life examples the crucial role that culture plays in any such an endeavor.
How Project Management Provides a Foundation to Homebrewing: Project manage your way to better beer!
This webinar will detail how project management skills can be leveraged to learn home brewing, set up a home brewery, and then go on to master the science of beer brewing. In addition, the webinar will detail the vital role project management played in the history and evolution of beer making.
Disciplined Agile Delivery is the 'new' Agile framework adopted by PMI. Although currently not as popular as Scaled Scrum, Disciplined Agile can be seen a competitor to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), another framework presenting itself as an evolution of Agile/Scrum to the Enterprise Level. This webinar is an analysis of Disciplined Agile from a Project Manager's point of view - how Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) can be used to deliver projects, not necessarily software development projects. The framework is analyzed from the Agile Enterprise perspective looking at how DAD combines 'old' practices, like Lean, with Agile Manifesto values and principles. The webinar also explores how the PMBOK® Guide can augment DAD to become an Enterprise level, industry agnostic Agile delivery option.
Per the Agile Business Consortium, business agility allows businesses to adapt quickly to market changes; respond rapidly and flexibly to customer demands; adapt and lead change in a productive and cost-effective way without compromising quality; and continuously be at a competitive advantage. The primary reason for moving to Agile is to achieve faster business value and keep you ahead of the competition. Agile is built for change - fundamentally, it is about creating Business Agility. It enables the enterprise to deliver projects more efficiently, with relentless focus on business value and providing the highest return on investment. Whether it is a software project, a new service offering or a new product, Agile’s twelve principles and three pillars (transparency, inspection, adaptation) are designed to reduce money spent on undesirable or unusable features which were built based on outdated requirements.
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.
This blog explores pragmatic agile and lean strategies for enterprise-class contexts.
This blog concerns itself with organizations moving to business agility—the quick realization of value predictably and sustainably, and with high quality. It includes all aspects of this—from the business stakeholders through ops and support. Topics will be far-reaching but will mostly discuss FLEX, Flow, Lean-Thinking, Lean-Management, Theory of Constraints, Systems Thinking, Test-First and Agile.
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.
Scrum is the most popular framework used within an agile environment to convert complex problems into valuable products and services. In this blog, we will examine all things Scrum to shed light on this wonderful organizational tool that is sweeping the globe. There will be engaging articles, interviews with experts and Q&A's. Are you ready to take the red pill? Then please join me on a fascinating journey down the rabbit hole, and into the world of Scrum.
This blog will explore agility at the enterprise level, examining how agile principles can be implemented throughout the organization—and in departments other than IT.
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Agile project leaders and teams can use this one-page worksheet to help plan and create sprint goals, including description, demonstration items, Definition of Done, and key metrics. Use in conjunction with the article Sprint Planning: Are You Doing It Backwards?
This spreadsheet is an example of how to determine WSJF prioritization, as described in the article Prioritize Weighted Shortest Job First.
애자일 변환은 어디에서 조직의 가치를 극대화 할 것입니까? 비즈니스 환경이 급속히 변하는 지역이나 고객 또는 이해 관계자가 서비스 또는 제품의 지속적인 개선을 기대하는 지역 일 것입니다. 민첩한 접근 방식으로 가장 이익을 얻을 수있는 영역을보다 효과적으로 파악할 수있는 유용한 방법을 제시합니다.
This template provides a work breakdown structure for business intelligence projects and for requirement effort estimation for a waterfall methodology-based project or user story estimation for an agile-based project.
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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.
Organizations have been forced to demonstrate a lot of agility in the last few weeks, with more to come. Many of those organizations have found they aren’t as agile as they thought. So how do they improve?
Expanding on an earlier article, the author details roles within the Scrum framework along with the organizational environment that needs to exist to transition to an agile approach. The benefits of agile and path to adopting agile practices are discussed, including use of a gradual incremental hybrid approach.
Gray areas occupy the transition from one world to the next. Neither black nor white, predictive nor agile, project managers are increasingly finding themselves in the gray area of hybrid project management. This can make us feel uncomfortable...but it doesn't have to.
As a PM, maintaining a motivated team amid challenges is of paramount importance. This practitioner has collected a few lessons learned from her experiences leading agile teams over the years—and through interacting with other interfacing agile teams.
In a large program, it may be necessary for competitors to work together to achieve customer goals. Insights are presented on various collaboration techniques, when they should be employed to have the most impact, and the business benefits that the program, customer, and each of the partner teams receive in working toward shared goals.
Does your team spend significant time estimating stories with story points? Or, does your team try to manage its estimates with support or other interruptions? Velocity via story point estimation works in very few teams. Instead of story points, consider these other alternatives for your agile estimates.
Sharing probabilistic estimates with stakeholders is one of the best ways a project manager can align expectations and foster sound decision making by sponsors and other executives...even on an agile team.
Agile adoption presents many challenges, none greater than when executive leaders and decision-makers are the biggest barrier to the cultural change that needs to occur. But it’s not an impossible hurdle to overcome. You have to play the game on their terms, one step at a time.
The Kaizen framework for driving improvements is a combination of agile and lean practices used together in a systematic way so that it improves the level of employee engagement while also improving bottom-line business results.
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