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Stakeholder Assessment Checklist

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by ProjectsatWork.com

The success or failure of most strategic initiatives can be directly linked to its stakeholders. These are the influencers and decision-makers who have organizational authority to allocate resources, set priorities and drive change. Here is a comprehensive checklist to assess their commitment, capability and communication.

QSM Releases 2016 Software Almanac

by ProjectsatWork.com

The new edition examines the past 35 years of predictive analytics for business intelligence, focusing on five core metrics. It also includes a perspective on project management success factors and best practices for software estimation.

Redefine Collaboration

by Will Kelly

Collaboration in an agile or DevOps environment isn’t just about choosing a new technology solution. It calls for a new collaborative culture that transforms change management, team composition and workflows between development and operations. Here are 10 tips to make it happen.

Designs on Transformation

by Parker Lee

Organizations that seek transformation and innovation go beyond top-down, analytical methods and incorporate the lessons of design thinking, humanistic management and systems theory. Here are seven principles that can dramatically improve how your organization develops products, services and processes.

The Power of the Platform

by ProjectsatWork.com

Organizations must build digital platforms to create value throughout the business, from innovative talent and leadership development to bimodal IT delivery. A new global survey of CIOs shows that a shift from fixed systems toward “platform thinking” is already under way.

Psst, Pass It On: Alignment

by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor

Like the telephone game in which a message changes as it is whispered from one person to another, a lot can get lost as strategic initiatives travel across an organization, from idea to plan to execution. But it’s no secret that transparency is key to keeping priorities aligned.

Here Comes Microservices

Jinesh Parekh

Microservices is an emerging approach to software development that breaks down complex applications into smaller components or processes. It embraces DevOps, complements agile, and can provide better scalability and resilience, among other benefits. But it also requires significant organizational change, and it isn’t a silver bullet; in fact, it can make a mess. Is it for you?

Prepare to Pitch

by Tim Kress

For project managers to advance into senior-level, strategic roles, they must call on their relationships, experience and expertise to actively identify opportunities that can benefit the business. Equally important, they must be able to “sell” these ideas by connecting them to the organization’s priorities, competencies and values.

Create a Productivity Culture

by Eric Bloom

Productivity is the art of doing more with the time, money and resources at your disposal. To enhance the productivity of an organization or team — be it streamlining processes, improving communications or fostering innovation — leaders need to pay attention to these six cultural attributes.

New Ideas Need Momentum

by Linda Rising and Mary Lynn Manns

Many organizational change initiatives start with a bang and end with a whimper. New ideas need dedicated champions to sustain momentum as people lose interest and obstacles are encountered. Here are some ongoing activities to keep individuals engaged, informed and supportive.

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