Mon, 26 Jun 2017 03:29:57 GMT Voices on Project Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/286796/Voices-on-Project-Management Voices on Project Management offers insights, tips, advice and personal stories from project managers in different regions and industries. The goal is to get you thinking, and spark a discussion. So, if you read something that you agree with--or even disagree with--leave a comment. Are Traditional Scrum Masters Becoming Obsolete? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/30564/Are-Traditional-Scrum-Masters-Becoming-Obsolete- Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:21:53 GMT   By Kevin Korterud   I experienced my first agile project nearly a decade ago. At the time, agile was still an emerging concept. I remember thinking there were all sorts of activities going on that I had never seen on any of my projects. People were standing up for meetings, mark... Kick-Off Meetings: The Beginning of Success or Failure https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/30552/Kick-Off-Meetings--The-Beginning-of-Success-or-Failure Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:47:24 GMT Imagine this scenario: You are the project manager of a new, strategic project of your company. Excited, you prepare the necessary documents and schedule the project's kick-off meeting. The kick-off meeting seem to be going well, until you start presenting the necessities and you notice resis... Hackers: A Safety Issue https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/30330/Hackers--A-Safety-Issue Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:24:24 GMT By Wanda Curlee Recently, my doctor’s office was attacked with ransomware—potentially causing a major safety issue. Think about it: What happens if you have a life-threatening illness? All the medical records, including any tests and results, are no longer available. How can the do... Leaders exert influence for success https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/30019/Leaders-exert-influence-for-success Wed, 31 May 2017 14:10:11 GMT By Peter Tarhanidis Whenever I’m in a leadership role I try to be sensitive to the level of influence I gain, retain and lose. Influence is a precious commodity for a leader. And it can be disastrous if you lose your team or if tensions arise that reduce one’s effectiveness to achieve... Business Transformation With the End in Mind https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/29889/Business-Transformation-With-the-End-in-Mind Thu, 25 May 2017 03:20:19 GMT When market environments or conditions shift, organizations must often make fundamental changes to how they operate in order to cope Business transformations—which are initiated in reaction to current or foreseen pain points, such as cost reductions, capability builds or digital transformat... Move Beyond Herding Cats https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/29725/Move-Beyond-Herding-Cats Fri, 19 May 2017 23:08:13 GMT by Dave Wakeman Project managers are more than a bunch of cat herders. Yet, that’s frequently how I hear our role summed up, thanks to the team members, stakeholders, resources, deadlines and general chaos we’re often put in charge of wrangling. But does it really need to be so dif... Strategy In a VUCA World-Part 2 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/29705/Strategy-In-a-VUCA-World-Part-2 Fri, 19 May 2017 01:51:01 GMT By Lynda Bourne In part one of this post, I introduced the management concept VUCA, which stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Managing VUCA effectively at the project level should not be underestimated: The agility and decision-making needed to respond to VUCA wi... Strategy In a VUCA World-Part 1 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/29648/Strategy-In-a-VUCA-World-Part-1 Wed, 17 May 2017 07:59:27 GMT By Lynda Bourne Traditionally, strategy and strategic alignment are viewed as a deliberate process. An organization’s governing body determines the vision and mission. Then, along with executive management, the governing body crafts a strategy to move the organization toward achieving t... Just Ignore the Trends-and Run to the Noise https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/29325/Just-Ignore-the-Trends-and-Run-to-the-Noise Thu, 04 May 2017 09:06:56 GMT By Cyndee Miller Real talk: I was deeply skeptical going into the closing session of congress starring so-called futurologist and trendspotter Magnus Lindkvist. I mean, come on, his bio heralds him as “the best import from Sweden since ABBA and meatballs.” That’s a pretty hi... The Brexit Effect-Deal With It https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/29286/The-Brexit-Effect-Deal-With-It Wed, 03 May 2017 02:43:37 GMT by Cyndee Miller PMI brought back its 21st century spin on the salon at this year’s EMEA congress. This time around, the panel talked turbulence and uncertainty—political shifts, workforce demands and the risks of global conflicts.   So, yeah, really not all that different...