’Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. But instead of gym memberships and bucket lists, what about concentrating this year's resolutions on your PMO? Try this list on for size. It's designed to give you and your PMO a successful, prosperous and benefit realized 2017.
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An effective software measurement program is a long-term investment, not a quick fix. Here are 10 steps to ensure your organization’s metrics deliver a positive return on that investment, from more accurate cost and schedule estimation, to streamlined processes and better insights into current and future commitments.
The role of product manager is one that is poorly understood, with different interpretations among organizations. But whether you’re working for a small software company or a big consumer electronics manufacturer, these ten steps can transform product management from being a reactive tactical process to a strategic asset.
What does it take to do world-class business process improvement projects? Does it take a total corporate infrastructure dedicated to the task? Does it take lots of automated tool sets that do process analysis, simulations and collaboration? The answer may surprise you...
What does it take to do world-class business process improvement projects? Does it take a total corporate infrastructure dedicated to the task? Does it lots of automated tool sets that do process analysis, simulations and collaboration? The answer may surprise you as we conclude our two-part series.
Smart, high-performing organizations are structured to react more quickly to external and internal shifts. They view the future as a possibility, change as an opportunity, and their strategy as the tool to get them there. Here are 10 strategic execution trends they will be focusing on in 2015.
Agile methods have the capability to transform IT-business relationships and positively impact value delivery. But IT leaders must be dedicated to the culture change necessary for success. Here are 10 guiding principles you need to know about agile development.
Bad project estimates cause costly delays, scope creep and inefficient resource allocation across programs and portfolios. Here are 10 ways to generate more accurate estimates throughout your organization, starting with a multi-phased approach and including top-down and bottom-up methods.
Agile practitioners generally agree that regular retrospectives throughout the project are a good practice; however, many are not seeing the full benefits from the practice. This article shares a number of tips on how to perform retrospectives effectively—getting the maximum value from this important agile process.
One of the primary talents international leaders need today, is the ability to manage and leverage cultural differences. Today’s manager has to work in both international and cross-cultural environments. Consequently, managers are now required to deal with challenges stemming from inter-cultural communication differences. Therefore, successful management demands cross-cultural competency.