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The affinity diagram is a convergent thinking tool used to organize or "cluster" ideas and data. It is one of the Seven Management and Planning Tools. People have been grouping data into groups based on natural relationships for thousands of years; however, the term affinity diagram was devised by Jiro Kawakita in the 1960s and is sometimes referred to as the KJ Method.
A project leader of a functional team, in late 2020, may encounter external stakeholders that may negatively affect aspirational guidelines that all PMs must strive to achieve. By nature of this type of organization, a PM has little or no formal power. How does a PM maintain the position of being fair, being factual with stakeholder raising conflict, defending himself/herself in a responsible manner, and respecting those stakeholders bringing negative (perceived or real) risks? In the process groups of initiation and executing, I plan to share also two to three examples from projects in the ASIC supply chain business experienced in the past (good, bad, ugly) in the in the initiation and execution areas.
The world is changing, and so is the way we work. Agile and asynchronous remote teams are the key to finding and retaining top talent, who should be judged by their results—not their attendance.
Take advantage of the long months of 2020 to look at change management differently. There is a practice you can use to enhance all of your existing change management activities: habits! Here are six habits to encourage positive change in your projects and beyond.
One of the biggest barriers to effective modern change management is the insistence on top-down governance and oversight. Solving that is critical to project success.
Instead of change management, what if your team and your managers could manage for change? How different would your team, project and organization be if you optimized for change?