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Teams Do, Leaders Understand

by Andy Jordan

When it comes to the functional requirements of strategic initiatives, how much of the ‘mechanics’ do leaders need to know? It is important to have a broad, credible understanding of the work and roles involved, but it is not necessary, or even desirable, for leaders to be able to step in and do the work.

5 Ways Agile Needs Managers

by Bart Gerardi

Organizations that see Agile as a way to remove a layer of management are either missing the point or at risk of missing a huge opportunity. Specifically, the role of a software development manager takes on a different and often more important role in an Agile framework.

PM Tool Evaluation Matrix

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by Elizabeth Harrin

When assessing and comparing technology solutions to support your project management efforts, a wide range of potential features must be weighted and rated, along with vendor fit and cost. Use and customize this software evaluation matrix to guide your selection process.

Create a Common Vision

by Joel Peterson

Tackling challenges on the journey to a common goal is a natural way for team members to come to trust one another. On the other hand, failing to articulate a common mission or vision of success almost always ensures confusion and conflict when inevitable setbacks occur.

The Forward-Thinking PMO

by Lindsey Marymont

Does your project management office need to evolve from a reactive operation to a proactive force that anticipates changes and builds contingencies into its planning? Here are three strategies to shape the future of your PMO, and stabilize its status as a value driver in your organization.

Trust in the System

by Joel Peterson

When people understand what they’re expected to achieve, and that they’ll be given credit for success, they can focus on objectives and outcomes, not just tasks. They can trust the system. Here are four suggestions for creating an organizational culture in which trust is secured by accountability.

Planview Acquires Innotas

by ProjectsatWork.com

The deal extends Planview's presence into the mid-market for work and resource management solutions, and creates a $180 million company with more than 3,000 customers and 700 employees.

Build an Innovation Culture

by Steve Blue

How do you spark new innovation in an organization with set ways? Start by making innovation part of everyone’s job description. Provide the training, time and space to do it. Fight fear and resistance early and often. Lastly, recognize and reward innovation every chance you get.

Beyond Possibilities

by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor

Organizational change initiatives require leaders to demystify strategy and translate it into meaningful, daily activities for their teams. In this interview, esteemed HR executive Larry Solomon shares some insights on unlocking the innate ability of people to react, absorb and triumph amid turbulent change.

Deliver Value with Benefits Focus

by ProjectsatWork.com

Project managers play a critical role in helping organizations close the gap between expectations and achievement, according to a new report from Project Management Institute. Successful practices include engaging cross-functional teams and keeping business owners informed about benefits-related issues.

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