The next generation of PMOs must adapt to meet the challenges of complexity and transformation. Adopting a new mindset and reconfiguring your PMO to make it lighter and more agile can help your organization expand its capabilities and provide significant benefits.
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Question: Due to my special skill sets, I am often asked to move between teams, most of them virtual. Since each team functions differently (especially as we try to survive by being more flexible and responsive to the customer and also work from home), I find it difficult to remember how each team interacts and how to know the unspoken rules they use to run their projects and their online meetings. Is there any method that a team can use so that members, plus those of us who come in and out as needed, know how to adjust our behavior—and how they can standardize their own?
Choosing from agile versus traditional project approaches does not have to be a “black-or-white decision.” Hybrid approaches can help realize the benefits and set off the disadvantages of both agile and traditional approaches, particularly in complex environments.
Agile approaches tend to build resilience into the work because of the frequent build-release loop. But what if you can’t use an agile approach for some reason? Consider these three ideas...
Developing a project team that is ready and able to handle adversity as it arises is the only way to consistently produce results and achieve remarkable outcomes in these challenging, uncertain times. Here are tips and principles to help you build resilient teams.
An uncertain business environment is an ideal environment for agile delivery practices—the flexibility and adaptability encouraged by prototypes, continuous feedback and refinements. But there still needs to be clarity about needs, goals, and what ultimately constitutes success.
Your managers might think that agile approaches make everything faster. Instead, help them reframe their thinking: because the team members collaborate and learn together, the team can focus on fewer items at once.
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.
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?
Does the Daily Scrum help your team grow, or do they waste time? Here is some insight on the importance of holding Daily Scrums—and how you can actually use them as a tool for team cohesion.