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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.

Cultural Agility

by Bart Gerardi

Organizations don’t become Agile without meaningful change in how teams operate, from a commitment to collaboration, learning, autonomy and trust to an unwavering focus on constant improvement. Here are three principles to guide your Agile culture transformation.

Value-Driven Projects

Sriram Narayan

Value-driven projects differ from plan-driven projects in significant ways, including how teams are formed, how funding is obtained, how scope is determined and how solutions are achieved. They seek valuable rather than predictable results. Here’s a roadmap to making the switch.

PPM Implementation Guidelines

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by ProjectsatWork.com

Before implementing a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution, expectations, support and staffing must be addressed. Here are guidelines based on six key questions that can help ensure your rollout is not only successful but improves alignment and delivers benefits across the organization.

5 Strategy Killers

David Waits

It's one thing to have a lofty vision for your organization's future state, quite another to inspire people to execute and achieve it. From preoccupation with the immediate, to weak buy-in from mid-level leadership, here are five barriers to implementing your strategic direction.

PMI's 2015 PMO-of-Year Finalists

by ProjectsatWork.com

Project management offices for a U.S. military financial institution, a Canadian payment processing service provider and a global ticketing company are the three finalists for Project Management Institute's 2015 PMO of the Year Award.

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?

What’s Wrong with the Plan?

Sriram Narayan

Top agile organizations favor a product-centric model of execution over a project-centric model. They chase value instead of predictability. Let’s look at what’s wrong with plan-driven projects, and why it’s better to organize your efforts along business capabilities, supporting capability teams instead of project teams.

Top 3 Benefits of Scrum Transition

by Scrum Alliance

During an organization’s transition to Scrum, significant benefits can become apparent early on, as everyone learns the principles and processes of Agile management, including stronger communication, transparency and leadership.

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