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.
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.
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...
by Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM, Roger Firestien, PhD
Brainstorming is a recognized idea-generating tool and it certainly has a home in project management. The more ideas you generate, the greater your chances are of coming up with good ideas. Follow these guidelines for a productive brainstorming session.
This article shares a real-time learning experience in agile software development methodology during project execution. The author offers insights into project challenges, lessons learned and success realized, referencing the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and agile principles.
Question: This is a little embarrassing. I’ve been assigned a project to create “embedded analytics” for my company and I’m not exactly sure what they are. I have heard of business intelligence. Is that the same thing? Do I work exclusively with our software team, with an outside firm or with all the internal departments? I don’t think this is covered in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
Gain an understanding of how to deal with the challenges of team engagement and creating alignment of values for a high-performing culture on a project. The focus is on values—and a need to facilitate team members in their pursuit of those values—instead of unwillingly working on assignments.
Exploiting lessons learned is crucial for organizations to continually improve; without them, they are doomed to repeat mistakes of the past. In this article, the author outlines five critical factors in applying lessons learned effectively. He then outlines a suggested six-stage process for conducting lessons learned on your project.
The success of a project depends on the processes that are followed, the people who execute them and the contractual terms and conditions. This subject is all the more relevant to companies who take up work with little background and experience. Understanding some of the common pitfalls that should be avoided by sellers is essential.
In business, disputes happen. They are an unfortunate, but inevitable, consequence of the financial interests of the supplier and the customer. What happens when we, as project managers, are faced with a customer who says they are not happy, who refuses to pay or who threatens legal action? What steps can we take to address this challenge?