Innovation is mandatory to drive digital transformation and position an organization to thrive in the global market. An analysis from four different points of view (end user, team, organization and environment) demonstrates the importance of putting people at the center of the creative process.
Agile approaches allow us to offer ways to manage investment, deliver value and deliver for the organization in various ways. Before you estimate, consider three questions and what they might buy you...
You have a staff of direct reports, perhaps a handpicked team or maybe a group you inherited when you took the job. Either way, you want them to perform at their optimum potential—but how? Here are some talent management concepts you might find helpful.
Many companies are outsourcing to India, and the process of creating an agile, distributed team could have many potential pitfalls. Here, lessons learned are shared based on two years of continuous improvement to get a strong, contributing agile scrum team.
Ever feel like you have nothing left to give? You have worked all the hours possible, and the only thing left to do is have your head hit the pillow. What if someone said you still have 60% more to give? A difficult task requires more of us, and we have more to give. This extra unknown potential makes the impossible possible.
Not managing scope can seriously jeopardize a project, as the scope is the bedrock on which the product or solution is built. Understanding the various reasons for scope expansion in terms of customer- and vendor-induced expansions and how to define a good requirement are important building blocks.
It’s a very strange thing, but we don’t really like success. We don’t embrace it. We often forget to celebrate it. We very frequently look upon the idea of rejoicing in success as an unproductive and unnecessary frivolity. But it doesn’t have to be this way...
IT application development projects can be challenging and stressful. The efforts of the successful team need to be recognized and celebrated. In this article, the author makes the case for greater celebration of application code and the coders who write it.
Virtual teams can benefit from celebrations—perhaps even more than co-located teams. The difficulty is figuring out when and how to celebrate. The best tactics use existing communication technology and utilize many opportunities.
Companies are utilizing virtual teams to bring together ideas, talents, resources and opportunities. Explore various virtual team management strategies as implemented by the author within a team of women e-learning professionals. Project managers will be able to identify tried and tested methods for managing virtual teams.