As an experienced agile coach, this writer often gets asked about agile tactics and practices--what works and what doesn’t. There are no singular answers, but there are some generative behaviors and rules for agile done well. In this article, he explores a set of common anti-patterns that he sees in an effort to share what not to do in your agile journey. This article download has been translated into Japanese.
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Program management bridges the gap between corporate strategy and projects. But how does it differ from project management? Simply stated, are program managers really just senior project managers? Or is it something more? This article download has been translated into Japanese.
|A.||Set all of your teams up to be Scrum teams and hire a ScrumMaster to oversee everything. Traditional methods no longer work in today’s business environment.|
|B.||Hire a Business Analyst for each team and have this person supervise the project manager to make sure the mix of work to relaxation during the day is more equal than in the past.|
|C.||Plan that this transition may take several years, then start with a Resource Manager position and look to tighten up the activities done by project managers so that they work at their maximum efficiency. Base your actions on providing capacity information to the portfolio team you create or repurpose for this larger corporate project.|
|D.||Suggest that all personnel be hired from an outside sourcing agency, so that the numbers of people working on your projects can vary from week to week. This is called Resource Leveling, and will save the organization a sizable amount of money.|
Fixing Bad Meetings: Make Your Meetings Effective and Interesting (Webinar Transcripts - Japanese Translation)
Meetings are an essential aspect of making organizations productive. Unfortunately, many meetings are boring and a waste of time. This seminar offers tips along with a tool that can help any meeting. The ideas presented are an excerpt from a full day workshop and offer key ideas and methods that are effective and easy to implement. This is a webinar transcript translated in Japanese.
Project risk covers more than uncertain future events. If you don’t recognize all the risks you end up taking them with your eyes shut. Find out what you're missing, and discover the other types of risk that affect your project, together with practical strategies for addressing them. This is a webinar transcript translated in Japanese.
When you take over an in-flight project, it's important to know the circumstances of the change. This article is a personal story about taking over a well-managed project that was necessitated by unfortunate circumstances. This article download has been translated into Japanese.
It's common to have more requirements than can be built with available time and budget. Use this matrix to help prioritize features based on how they score in a number of different categories. Those categories are weighted to reflect the fact that not all categories are equal. This download has been translated into Japanese.
Developing a Unified Approach for Managing People, Projects, and Change (Webinar Transcripts - Japanese Translation)
Enhancing Project Execution with Change Management Tools and Techniques.This provocative webinar finally makes the logical connection between project management and change management. This is a webinar transcript translated in Japanese.
What exactly is it about project managers that make them “good” or “bad” leaders? Certainly it’s a combination of different factors--personality, integrity, communication skills--but is expertise a requirement of a good leader? This article download has been translated into Japanese.