Survey Seeks Answers on Ethics in Workplace

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Effective leadership depends on making ethical choices. Project Management Institute, in conjunction with QED Consulting, is conducting a survey to better understand global differences in ethical decision-making at work. Your participation is appreciated.

Are You and Your Executive Team in Harmony?

by Andy Jordan

As the new year begins, it’s time to look at what the PMO achieved last year and identify opportunities for improvement. For that to be effective, the PMO and leadership must be aligned.

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Project Performance Demystified: The Five Project Phases and How to Master Them

by Elizabeth Dorey

This article proposes that the most effective projects naturally develop and evolve through a series of distinct phases and asserts that failing to recognize these transitions helps explain why so many projects fall short. Each phase calls for a distinct level and type of engagement. And that’s where your project management approach becomes critical.

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A Life Less Balanced: Release 4.0

by Robert Bulger

With her life anything but balanced, Max finds herself in a good place with Mac. Monday morning at work, however, brings Max back to all the challenges that a startup encounters: an analyst call covering the launch of their largest client and an acquisition. The company needs her to be at the top of her game to handle everything they're throwing at her and her PMO!

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What is Innovation and Innovation Management?

by Gert Staal
January 17, 2017 | 59:08 | Views: 561 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.53 / 7

Ask ten professionals and you will receive ten different answers. There is confusion around basic concepts that will require some elaboration, to set a proper point of departure.

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Have you ever wanted to ask a question in one of our discussion boards, but became overwhelmed by the number of boards to choose from? Were you afraid that your question would go unanswered in an ...

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The Importance of Data Quality

by Ken Serrell

Improving your data quality and completeness of your data are crucial to a successful outsourcing project. In order to scale a solution, the organization must address underlying issues around essential data.

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Tracking Performance by Tasks

by Elok Robert Tee

In a traditional project environment, work may be rolling in for the project team as tasks—each task seen as a story from a product backlog. This article presents a worksheet as a tool to track progress of similar tasks on a weekly basis over a project duration.

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Topic Teasers Vol. 90: Is Agile Japanese?

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: Our management team is extremely agile resistant, saying that there is no research or history to this practice—or no link to better productivity, despite recent statistics that disagree. What can I tell them to show that this is actually a way to engage millennials, the largest section of the current workforce? And to show that it also has a proven track record of maximizing high productivity, even if it wasn’t called by the same name?
A. Since agile was conceived in 2001 in Snowbird, Utah, it is 100% American in origin. The rest of the world had never tried these practices until the results of this famous meeting were released through a series of speeches, articles and conversations.
B. Agile principles rest on the behaviors Douglas McGregor believed to be basic to most workers, called Theory X. Because it suggests that people dislike work and try to avoid it, the more lax workplace of an agile team tricks them into thinking they are in management.
C. Dr. W. Edwards Deming developed the earliest agile-like philosophy, which he called the Hierarchy of Needs. If a manager can meet all of the needs for the employee, productivity will soar. If even one is left unfulfilled, project outcomes will be subpar.
D. Agile actually is an outgrown of the Japanese motivational theories of Dr. William Ouchi’s “Japanese Management” style from the 1980s. By now, the concepts have been well tested and proven to be effective in the modern-day workplace, first in Japan and then in other locations around the globe.
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