There are many concepts fundamental to Agile that could be applied n environments outside the realm of projects and project management. Concepts like iterating solutions and self-organizing teams are tools that can help make a better world.
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In today's dynamic and diverse work landscape, the effective collaboration of project teams is essential for success. This webinar, titled "Technology-Enabled Collaboration for Inclusive Project Teams," delves into the transformative role of technology in fostering collaboration among diverse team members. By harnessing the power of technological tools, this webinar explores how project teams can break down barriers, bridge geographical divides, and amplify the voices of those who might traditionally be excluded. Join us to discover strategies that leverage technology to create an inclusive environment, where every team member's unique perspective and expertise are not only valued but also actively integrated into the project's journey towards excellence.
Most project managers spend a big proportion of their time in meetings. We need meetings to get our job done. Yet, the majority of project team members and leaders consider project meetings very boring and unproductive. In this presentation, we look at how tapping into interpersonal skills can translate to better meeting outcomes. You will also learn about the right structure that will help you keep meetings on track and make them more productive.
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As many organizations now incorporate Agile ways of working to manage projects, there are new roles to be filled. In Scrum, one of those roles is the Product Owner. Does your organization have an unclear role and responsibilities for your Product Owners? Are you a Product Owner who is looking for ways to be more effective and successful in your role? If so, this webinar is for you.
As the world is facing a huge gap for 25 million new project management professionals, understanding and promoting the strengths of women and those identifying as women in the profession is critical. Recent data from PMI, presented in March of 2023, indicates that male project managers outnumber female project managers 3:1. Research has shown however that traits like empathy, listening, collaborative and servant leadership, key traits associated with female managers, enhance engagement and collaboration. In this presentation you will learn more about the differences between men and women as managers; the benefits that women bring to projects and organizations; how to improve your boardroom influence with executive presence behaviors; and you will discover tactics that elevate your success as a female project manager.
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This template provides a framework to communicate your project's purpose (with some supporting information) to the project team. It should be completed as soon as the project is approved and should be led by the sponsor. It will require input from multiple stakeholders (including the project manager), and should be walked through with the team as part of project initiation.
Prepare to succeed with your virtual team with these specialized tasks for your work plan. They cover each stage of your project from planning to post mortem.
Teams of virtual knowledge workers can spin out of control if not following specific best practices meant for them. This troubleshooter allows for a quick, detailed analysis and determination of actions to resolve or mitigate problems.
Need a quick crash course on some social media basics? What is it? What myths are out there? How can we use it in our projects and organizations? What platforms are there? Use this primer for project managers to help find the answers.
Here are some tips on managing a virtual team or project when your customer is in a different time zone and your project environment is dispersed or distributed.
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There are two main approaches to achieving success that teams take: outcome focused, and process driven. While both can be effective, a combined model positions project teams better equipped to deliver success.
When layoffs occur, leaders need to look out for the wellbeing of the people who remain — the “survivors” who might be expected to be grateful but are probably equally stressed and upset. Here are five ways to help them process the turmoil and refocus on the work at hand.
AI can’t replace human interaction or discussion, but several easy-to-use tools can help surface issues and synthesizing data that require a project team’s attention, discussion and action. This can be particularly helpful when it comes to making the most of agile retrospectives.
Global teams present challenges for the project leader to align work practices, build trust, and motivate and inspire across cultures. From forming a team identity to creating agreements, here are steps that can bring out the best in a global team, finding strength in its differences.
When is an agile team ready to being work on a project? It’s not about eliminating uncertainty or understanding every nuance. The best teams define what “ready” means to them, and then work together to get requirements and stories where they need for work to commence.
Many aspects of project management appear tedious and boring. Creating visual scenarios transforms your project into a memorable adventure that has lasting impact—and creates stronger bonds among team members. Here are five story vision examples to use in your next project.
Goals are good for any team, including agile ones. However, it’s possible to set goals that seem to make sense but are ineffective and might even hurt the work of the team and the product. Let’s look at three goal setting “anti-patterns” that should be avoided.
Instead of driving the completion of tasks, project leaders should point teams in the right direction and empower them to deliver positive results. Good teams become great when they have the resources needed to succeed, the flexibility to innovate, and the ownership to grow.
Monitoring a real-time skills inventory of your organization is critical for staying on top of your organization’s current and projected skills needs. It takes more than a compilation of old resumes or outdated competencies. These eight empathy habits can help.
A change of year is a great time to refocus and reenergize. As you plan out work in 2023, it’s important to be realistic, flexible, aspirational and inspirational. This builds a foundation for positive results early on—and throughout the year.