New series of courses will offer managers a framework of Agile principles and practices to plan work, engage teams and leverage change.
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Contracts management, once a job function taken on by general and project managers, is rapidly emerging as a booming career field.
Now widely adopted as the de facto industry standard and sanctioned by the Object Management Group, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a notation all software developers need to know and understand. However, the UML is a big language, and not all of it is equally important. The award-winning first edition of UML Distilled was widely praised for being a concise guide to the core parts of the UML and has proved extremely successful in helping developers get up and running quickly. UML Distilled, Second Edition, maintains the concise format with significantly updated coverage of use cases and activity diagrams, and expanded coverage of collaborations. It also includes a new appendix detailing the changes between UML versions.
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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.
Risk management isn’t always about identifying the downside, though many project managers seem to focus exclusively on this side of the risk coin. The fact is, we can assess and prioritize opportunities using the same techniques that work for threats, including brainstorming, root-cause analysis and probability-impact matrices.
As organizations across industries and sectors confront historical economic pressures, what becomes of their ongoing and planned projects? Cost and risk containment are the top priorities, of course, but amid all the doom and gloom, could this be project portfolio management’s time to shine?
Small projects may not seem worth the effort of writing a charter and getting approval to do the work, but there are caveats in working on such unsanctioned efforts. Let’s explores the reasons why all projects should be considered charter-worthy, and the risks of working on unchartered projects.
Federal agencies are turning to Agile methods to lower costs, increase efficiencies and improve IT success rates, but entrenched cultural and operational realities are holding back meaningful change. Here’s a critical analysis of why Agile is stalling in the federal sector and what needs to be done to jump-start it.
What is it like building a career as a project manager in the largest organization on the planet--the U.S. federal government? We want you...to read this article!
Project managers face resistance on a daily basis. Change management guru Rick Maurer spoke with ProjectsAtWork about how resistance leads to the high failure rate of major change initiatives, and what can be done to overcome the all-too-familiar struggle to move forward.