One of the most interesting aspects of Agile adoption at an Enterprise level is Governance. Perceived by many teams as useless red tape and one of the major impediments for Agile adoption, correct governance can have a very positive impact on in the Agile Enterprise. Rather than being a micromanagement tool, governance can provide visibility on the benefits of Agile adoption as well as creating an environment of trust and collaboration. This webinar is an introduction to SMART governance, the type of governance that will support Agile adoption at the enterprise level rather than preserving the command and control culture.
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The benefits of project management for traditional energy projects, such as building a power plant, are well known. But there are also benefits for energy sector reform, particularly government initiatives. Project management techniques can help by clarifying objectives, engaging stakeholders, improving the speed of legislation, and managing scope and schedule.
The Management of Benefits: Opening the Black Box of Benefits and Revealing their Collective Production
In the context of projects, benefits management has recently been attracting the attention of practitioners and researchers alike. Project management practitioners are particularly interested in benefits management to demonstrate the connection between project management and projects benefits. For their part, most researchers aim to explain how to establish this connection, by proposing new conceptual frameworks. Yet, a crucial issue remains under discussed: how benefits management is practiced, in concrete situations, and which challenges practitioners face. Although many organizations are considering adopting formal processes of benefits management, benefits management seems fraught with difficulties when it comes to its deployment and its practice. These challenges have been the focal point of our study, which led us to meet with project management practitioners involved in benefits management in five large-scale organizations.
In this article, the author shares three common mistakes that can make your risk management effort completely useless, if not counterproductive.
All of them? None of them? Somewhere in between? This is one of those philosophically challenging and ultimately insoluble questions. In this article, the author attempts to give a meaningful, considered and comprehensive look to all of those answers.
To brush up on your project technical skills, it's time to explore a few timeless skills: time and resource estimation; 2. risk management; and 3. scheduling. These skills will help you improve your performance, or challenge the adequacy of the plans developed by your team.
You’ll never meet a project manager who thinks risk management is a waste of time, but much of the risk management that’s happening is just that—a waste of time.
Organizational leadership often favors the development of soft skills, resulting in the gradual erosion of PM technical skills that form the foundation of any solid project management capability.