Historically, project managers have generally taken one of two approaches to dealing with biases in team culture: They’ve either ignored them or they’ve tried to address them head on in an attempt to “overpower” them. Neither of these approaches works.
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Miss PMXPO 2021? It's now on demand through 31 January 2022! PMXPO is now a part of PMI’s Virtual Experience Series. Whether you’re a seasoned project manager or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, earn PDUs toward your certification, broaden your perspective on project management and connect with your global project management community. PMXPO is complimentary for members: non-members can attend for just $29 and take advantage of the on-demand offerings.
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.
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Businesses are increasingly focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) – realizing that multiple perspectives can be more profitable when building products and services. However, DEI initiatives often translate to addressing the needs of marginalized groups whose members are immediately identifiable while underserving invisible groups like LGBTQ+, religions, people with mental health issues &/or disabilities, to name just a few. By continuing to disenfranchise these groups, companies are unwittingly lowering productivity and potentially losing valuable human resources. Through a mix of storytelling, statistics, and practicing human-centered design methodologies, webin
Agile has often been positioned as the silver bullet from the training class that will deliver "twice the scope in half the time," only by shifting the "mindset" and throwing out centuries of knowledge. There will be #noprojects and #noestimations, and the Scrum Masters should replace Project Managers. The reality is that most Agile scaling initiatives beyond software product development or maintenance will fail if they are not treated and managed like a project with clear goals, resources and delivery timeframes. Project Management Knowledge areas, especially Organizational Change Management, Stakeholder Management, and Risk Management are even more important in adaptive delivery, aka Agile, than in predictive delivery. This webinar is a comparison between product development and project management, including what is different and what is common between the two disciplines, how one fits within the other, and the mandatory "mindset change" required to move from product to project.
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Without the right culture within an organization, citizen development will not take root and thrive. This article gives an overview on creating a culture for citizen development.
You cannot get the most out of your team if every individual does not feel fully included. Use these targeted techniques to build a productive work environment where everyone on your team feels that they can be heard and participate in the project’s success.
If you know you have biases in how you make decisions, and that those biases are relatively innate and ingrained, then how do you overcome them? How do you recognize when your biases are operative? What should you do differently? How do you make sure you are making a good decision?
In a world that is becoming more and more virtual—and a melting pot of cultures and backgrounds—we need to develop high cultural awareness, learn to be interested in other people’s backgrounds, and invest in building relationships. Keep these tips in mind.
There are two parts to making progress on diversity and inclusion. The first step is self-knowledge and reflection; the second step is adding diversity and inclusion to our work as a standard practice. Here are some tips to help nurture your DE&I efforts.
In a hybrid working environment, it's even more necessary that leaders be “remote inclusive.” It's about ensuring that all team members—whether on-premise or remote—have their voices heard. Implement these strategies to help.
Unconscious biases and a lack of support may hold some women back from progressing in the workforce. What do we all need to recognize at an organizational level, and how can we improve the culture and opportunities?
We need to create a culture that is inclusive to enable the diverse workforce to feel a sense of belonging, support and relevance. This article shares different ways to measure the inclusive culture within a team or organization—and how to create a culture that promotes true diversity and inclusion.
Control-based project management isn’t effective in times of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, especially in a knowledge economy built on mobility and autonomy. The better leadership approach is to let go, which doesn’t remove accountability but does require developing trust in your team.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are finally starting to gain traction as accepted performance drivers of business success. That’s going to result in project teams having to leverage them. Are we ready?
Diversity and inclusion is more than just ticking a box; it can be a great way for you to have the best possible team available with the talent that you need to complete the job well. What can you do within your organization to help?
In order to promote strong employee productivity and team success, it’s important for managers to lead the way in ensuring inclusivity within their teams. How can you do that? Here are a dozen helpful strategies.
In an effort to become more inclusive and equitable, many organizations go beyond the requirements set forth by law by creating programs that help employees grow, advance and succeed. How well has your company integrated DE&I concepts into your project management teams?
The absolute worst thing we can do is pretend the problem of intolerance doesn’t exist. We must acknowledge that there are a few things we can do to try and improve things in our immediate areas of influence, as the current challenges around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion need some of our creativity.
The last element of a high-performing project team isn’t a title or a skillset. It’s culture. But the right culture doesn’t happen by chance. Here, the author of a guide to leading digital initiatives shares five core values for building winning teams.
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