Agile Project Management requires some additional skills to be possessed by an Agile Project Manager. It does not only involve managerial skills but also requires more team-oriented and leadership skills. Agile Development is a value-driven model with focus on outcomes unlike traditional approaches which are plan-driven in nature and based on output.
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With the proliferation of cloud-based self-service platforms, it is becoming increasingly commonplace for business to break free from the shackles that bound them to Information Technology (IT) strategy forever. While strategy is never a bad thing, it can be the slow-moving tanker that takes forever to change course, and in the age of agility, most companies have not aligned their strategy with agile principles, even less so IT. Shadow IT, as it is known, has many advantage. But it also creates many challenges.
Despite decades of research and millions of leadership articles and books, there is no widely accepted definition of leadership. That is because you are unique and so is your approach to leadership. How do you know your unique leadership contribution? What is your definition? How are you making a difference through your leadership? Increase your effectiveness and influence by improving the clarity and strength of your leadership voice. This session is for mold-breaking, high-impact leaders to identify their unique skills and leadership perspective so they can lead in unexpected ways and achieve unprecedented results.
The temporary, unique nature of the project management environment increases the challenges of management and its leadership function because the project manager typically has little to no authority or asset ownership. This dynamic places a premium on influence-based leadership. So how does a project manager develop an influence-based leadership style? By examining an environment extremely similar to the project management environment - the military environment!
What’s Up With Standards? – What They’re For, and Your Opportunity To Participate In Developing Them
In this webinar you will learn the purpose and use of standards, and how they form the basis of the profession and practice of project, program, and portfolio management. Standards are used to codify professional knowledge, to normalize practices in the field, and to provide practitioners with a toolbox of processes and approaches that can be applied to the project. Standards are developed by credible, recognized bodies, in particular by ISO and by PMI. This presentation will discuss the process by which standards are developed in an open, consensus-based manner, and you will learn how you can get involved in the development of standards at PMI and at the national and international level.
Agile is a continuous improvement process in itself, but at the enterprise level, most of the Agile frameworks can’t be used for process improvement because the business area has very limited room for agility due to strong governance requirements or because of the culture and strong resistance to change. Process Improvement is a very well defined discipline that has tools and metrics that can easily be used to measure the benefits delivered by transition to Agile. This webinar presents some options for improving processes that have an Agile component but are not entirely Agile.
Talent & Technology Symposium 2019: Project Manager as Change Manager: 4 Steps for Successful Change
Every project in the organization is, effectively, a change project. This means that every project manager must also be a change manager.
In the modern workplace, much emphasis is placed on technical skills and knowledge. However, with the onset of advanced technologies, soft skills are becoming more and more critical to maintaining clear communication and positive human interaction on project teams and amongst stakeholders.
Many projects that fail cite the same reason - "a breakdown in communication." Even projects that succeed experience this issue on some level; while the project itself succeeded, portions of it could and should have gone better. A voice user interface (VUI) can bridge this gap.