We all have our unique risk management styles, but we mostly apply our skills in a business context. Project practitioners have lots of skills they aquired through experience and life long learning that can be applied to personal risk management. How can we help ourselves and others manage risks in this day and age?
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Question: We are starting a project that is part hardware and part software driven. The organization has asked me if we want to use a traditional approach or a more flexible version like agile. It seems to me that the production line would benefit more from one and the IT team might do better with another. What do I recommend to management about what our team wants to adopt to move forward?
Initially, there may not seem like much overlap between Disciplined Agile (DA) and the PMI Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects. After all, DA promotes lightweight, agile-inspired guidance, and risk management information can be prescriptive and documentation-heavy. Yet, they are surprisingly aligned and compatible.
Do you have the skills, behaviors and traits that a project manager needs to master in order to demonstrate and provide effective project leadership? If so, do those capabilities translate to managing projects during difficult times? These five tips can help keep things in perspective.
There are numerous theories for effective leadership. And then there is good judgement. Which do you need to succeed in today’s world?
As a new project manager, it’s important to know what will make you successful. And that isn’t necessarily what you think it is. If it’s not the success of the project that’s most important for new PMs, what is their priority?
Mentoring programs are a complete project unto themselves, and most of our PM skills can easily be applied to make a difference in the lives of others. Here are six ways that project management and mentoring programs intersect.
The Virtual working world is here to stay, for a while at least. Are you finding it difficult to get people to engage in the “Virtual Meeting”? Are you aware of the tools available to you (polls, breakout rooms, sharing files in a chat box, etc.)? And do you know how to leverage these tools to then engage people? In this short presentation I will review simple tips and share practical tricks to get everyone participating, feeling comfortable sharing ideas, and how you can collectively generate actions to move forward.
A subset of agile coaching activities aims at changing people’s mindset and behavior. They can transform culture and instill new values. But this method is commonly overlooked—or even completely ignored. Why?