The daily standup is an important part of agile-based project delivery. But let’s be honest, any daily meeting can become stagnant and stale. Don't settle—you can re-energize your standups by changing the routine and honoring their true purpose.
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Even if the larger organization is not operating in agile ways, smaller teams can—while still aligning with the overarching methodology, and without causing a huge disruption. This kind of grassroots campaign won't achieve a full agile transformation, but it could make for happier, more productive teams.
Agile resolves some of the challenges that come with waterfall. What do you need to consider when making the shift? And are you sure you should even do it? (Not all projects are suited for agile!)
Some aspects of increasing organizational agility are the responsibility of senior management. But if they are asleep at the switch, agility will not improve much. Here are some practical ways to contribute to organizational agility as a project manager.
The success or failure of an organizational agility environment can come down to the decisions of one or two project teams. Unless those teams have the confidence to act decisively, the entire organization will suffer.
In projects, the plan is seen as one of the critical elements of effective management—and it is. But don’t give it too much weight or it can lead you astray. You must recognize that plans will continue to develop and evolve as the work proceeds.
With more opportunities than ever for project managers, you need to have tactics at the ready to make the most of your career. Sure, networking is important, but how do you prepare? Who do you contact? What questions are relevant?
The fast spin of technology demands that we have a dynamic workforce we hire with the notion that we want to keep talented members on board indefinitely—much of which can be accomplished with a vision of constantly developing and enhancing their abilities.
Project success is traditionally focused on delivering a project within the constraints of time, budget, and scope. This article outlines the risks associated with the “new world disorder” and the challenges that require new ethical perspectives on the delivery of projects. An improvement to the project management framework is proposed to analyze the ethical value of the product, as well as the conduct of the provider in case of defect or failure.
Organizational change is first mental, then we can change strategy and start doing things differently. So, business transformation is about changing minds and then actions. Yet, what do we really know about changing minds?