One of the biggest challenges for new project managers is figuring out when things have gone off the rails early enough to do something about it. What are minor annoyances that can be ignored, and what are major “gotchas” that can derail any chance of success? How do you tell the difference?
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Though it may sound tough or critical, the reality for this author is that most project managers make lousy scrum masters. The good news for those of you who are great project managers is that it is possible to be a great scrum master as well. Here are some tips...
In today’s technology-driven world, what level of technological awareness and understanding do project managers need?
With its rapid growth, it’s a sure bet that artificial intelligence projects are about to become much more common. But all views of AI are not coming up roses.
The uncertainty that can go with change can subconsciously make us feel unsafe. The associated emotions trigger our brains to go into the fight-or-flight responses that protect us. It's time we position change in a frame of reference that invites alignment and a willingness to contribute.
Organizations spend huge amounts of money and effort on change initiatives, but sustaining the new ways remains a formidable challenge. How do we ensure transformation is supported for the long-term? Here are four critical elements that encompass learning, design and planning, leadership and mindset.
Too many organizations approve more projects than they can reliably deliver. They need an integrated view of all projects that goes beyond the large scale transformation initiatives to include smaller, often hidden efforts. Then they can better prioritize, manage and commit to a realistic work volume.
Beyond the hard work, discipline, governance and investment needed to take BD/DA from concept to value are some trends worth noting. And be warned: They could also have a dark side.
Change initiatives rarely get people to actually change their behavior because of four key factors: no ownership of the change; little understanding of what’s needed after the change; loss of control for those involved in the change; and little appreciation of the difference between reinforcement and reflection.
No matter how many projects you have worked on in your professional life, every single one of them has some form of change. Change is a constant throughout the project life cycle. This article provides details on what off-specifications are, and how an off-specification can be managed effectively.