It is generally more accurate to use capacity rather than velocity to carry out sprint planning. Here’s why, along with five steps to make the most of this approach—including determining the team’s capacity, selecting and estimating, and adding work safely.
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It’s a fact: projects hit roadblocks. Here are some strategic principles and practical steps that can help you build trust and get back on track, from negotiating a new timeline or scope with stakeholders to working with the team to find accelerators and simplifiers.
When the pandemic ends, we won’t be going back to the way things were—not completely. We’ve developed new ways of working, and while there is no substitute for in-person collaboration, there are work and team processes that won’t be revived in many organizations because they’ve been improved upon.
With a hospital expansion project placed on hold due to the pandemic, the design team got it restarted by pivoting to a virtual design environment, implementing a virtual “big room” or collocation space, utilizing digital tools to streamline project workflow, and incorporating live and virtual models for real-time collaboration and decision-making.
As distributed and remote work environments become the norm for many organizations, strengthening workforce engagement is more important than ever. Here is a strategic approach to address issues of separation, context, consistency, support and feedback.
Most successful project leaders take an authentic interest in their team members as people. They get to know them, what they value, and what motivates them. Open communication, empathy and mindfulness are fundamental.
Historically, project managers have generally taken one of two approaches to dealing with biases in team culture: They’ve either ignored them or they’ve tried to address them head on in an attempt to “overpower” them. Neither of these approaches works.
As we move away from our focus on knowledge areas, what metrics is your organization using to monitor some of the new performance domains in the latest edition of the PMBOK® Guide? Here are some ways we can measure success.
Building relationships with the people we work with is critical for business success. Project managers have become accustomed to the “new normal” of working from home or other remote arrangements, so use these five steps to help strengthen relationships and improve project performance.
Conscious leadership focuses on building a culture of “we” rather than a culture of “me.” While it sounds simple, it’s far from easy. Here are some principles to help you become a more conscious leader.