‘Scaled Agile’ is one of the most misunderstood concepts. Agile adoption surveys indicate that Scrum, or some combination of it, is used by 70--80% of Agile Teams. None of the 'scaled' frameworks is mentioned as 'used', only as an option to 'scale'. Agile, a new approach in 1970 to scale down manufacturing processes and make them more ‘Agile,’ was created to improve Lean Six Sigma. Out of Software development, the team frameworks are now 'scaling up' by reverting to Lean Practices like Kanban, Theory of Constraints, Voice of Customer, Kaizen, etc. The Six Sigma component that is the most mature and confirmed way of measuring the impact of process improvement initiatives was left out. This is possibly partly because it requires skills and knowledge that can't be acquired in a 2-3 days course, partly because its practices are associated with manufacturing, and it is as seen incompatible with software development. In addition, Lean goals (eliminate waste, adoption of standardized processes) are completely opposed to the Agile mindset that fundamentally embraces change, allows good waste, and is against reliance on standardized processes, This webinar is an analysis of lessons learned from using Lean Six Sigma to measure process improvement initiatives in software development including a comparison between Agile and Planned approaches in a large system development. It is a project manager's view that is probably different than what is heard in conferences and training courses.
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The current economic landscape is swept by one disruption after another – the only real strategy to survive each new trend is to embrace change management strategies. ‘Nimble’ organizations that are willing to make quick decisions and in the nick of time are the ones that can survive the toughest ordeals – from global pandemics to regulatory bottlenecks. Change can be organizational-wide, team-based and may stem from a number of factors – from technology to internal politics and everything in between. In this case, learning how to manage organizational change is a key component of leadership and survivability in the grand scheme of things.
Black Swans in Your Project: Understanding, Identification and Management of Extreme Unknown Unknowns
Following in the footsteps of a seminal book The Black Swan by Nicholas Nassim Taleb, I will demonstrate key failures of traditional risk management and stakeholder management practices in projects where extreme unknown unknowns are concerned. A special attention would be given to explaining how identification of Black Swans and planning the response for them is different from the traditional techniques we apply with tractable risks (known unknowns). More importantly, I will address the Project Management Principle of „Embrace Adaptability and Resiliency“ in the 7th edition of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as the fundamental, if not perfect, remedy to negative impacts of Black Swans that we need to apply for the benefit of the project and its stakeholders.
En tant que chef de projet, j'ai souvent rencontré ou été témoin de situations où les parties prenantes ralentissent un projet par ignorance. Ignorance de ce qu'est un projet et pourquoi elles doivent désigner un chef de projet si elles souhaitent un minimum de garanties pour son bon déroulement.
Agile teams, which traditionally function best when able to meet face-to-face, have been made increasingly remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic and business environment changes. When Agile teams go remote, many opportunities for informal development and quick decision-making are lost. That doesn’t mean that remote Agile teams must be less effective, though. How can remote Agile teams adjust their WOWs, or ways of working, to adapt to changes in the business environment? How they can overcome the challenge, including what changes to their WOWs and what tools they can use, will be covered in this webinar. Attendees will leave with new ideas about how to improve their WOWs for remote Agile teams.
In this webinar, we will show you, with examples, how product features are defined using the user story mapping exercise to develop user stories. Once user stories are written, then they can be grouped into releases, with the first release being your MVP or Minimum Viable Product. During the webinar we will describe use an example to develop a story map and group the stories into a product backlog. The product backlog will keep the team focused on delivering value to customers.
Develop listening and guiding skills, vital to managing projects. Earning buy-in and approval from multiple parties, often with conflicting interests, is a challenge. Learn to better manage complex, fragile stakeholder relationships utilizing empathy and influential leadership. We will walk through the strategic project relationship management steps of Identifying, Prioritizing, and Engaging key stakeholders. Gaining stakeholder buy-in for your plan improves project success rate exponentially!
Project Managers need to continuously develop their knowledge skills and attitudes to effectively perform their roles and be successful. Do we as project managers know where we stand? In terms of capabilities and competencies? Further do our organizations follow the necessary processes and have the systems and framework to meet project objectives? These are some of the questions that this webinar will seek to answer. In particular it will look at the following: • Overview of PMI Standards focused on process and capability improvement • Methods for assessments to know where we are for people and organizations • Gap analysis of capabilities with respect to standards • Methods and projects for improving project managers and the organizations • Capabilities and competencies required to implement the improvement plans
What can project managers do to identify and mitigate third-party cyber risks? As enterprises continue to outsource services, third-party cyber risks continue to rise. For example, cybercriminals are increasingly attacking enterprise networks by using third-parties as back-door entryways to networks. However, by learning about current trends in mitigating third-party cyber risks, project managers can mitigate these risks and increase the likelihood of their project succeeding.
This webinar is an in-depth review of proven time management techniques. Attendees learn fundamental time management techniques that can be applied immediately to improve productivity and leave more time for fun!