Corporate culture is critically important; it can be the glue that holds an organization together and is a powerful foundation. But that culture is a byproduct of how the organization behaves—not a driver of it.
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The agile mindset is something we already know, so teaching it is easier than we might have thought. It is unleashed when we are in a positive emotional state; the fixed mindset occurs when we are in a negative emotional state. Emotional intelligence is key in transitioning to our agile mindset.
It doesn’t matter how experienced you are as a project manager—there is one question you never want to be asked. As a newer PM, you just don’t realize how scary that question is…
It's essential that PMs assess the impact a project’s process and eventual outcome will have on organizational culture and the types of resistance likely to be encountered. This is no easy task, as most organizational cultures are not overtly defined.
In a world that is becoming ever more culturally aware, how do project managers balance respect for cultural sensitivity with the need to get the job done?
Doing better relates to best practices; however, over the last decade, doing differently has become a norm. The rate of change is as fast as we continually exchange ideas, and thus we have to embrace a new paradigm and utilize next practices.
While speculation about the end point of relentless progression hints at an ominous future, the present-day promise of artificial intelligence needs examining so we can better understand what it can—and cannot—do.
Almost every organization has either adopted or is planning to adopt agile-based models. Implementing agile for non-IT organizations is a greater challenge and requires a different approach. This article looks at a step-by-step approach to tentative agility for such organizations.
As organizations apply agile methods to more projects and areas of the business, they are also seeking to create consistent approaches. But does that run counter to agile principles? Or can a balance be achieved between the need to centrally monitor work and the desire to optimize team performance?