The Pay for Success (PFS) approach provides a compelling “try before you buy” platform for conducting a new product or service analysis. Is there a way to “experience” the needs and challenges of engaging in a PFS initiative, and to “visualize” the potential benefits of the offering, without a large commitment of resources to such an up-front effort?
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The Kaizen framework for driving improvements is a combination of agile and lean practices used together in a systematic way so that it improves the level of employee engagement while also improving bottom-line business results.
Planning is time-consuming, and the end result is often inaccurate when assumptions crumble or circumstances change. No wonder many teams prefer to dive in and work out the details later. But even in an agile environment that does not delight in documentation, there is real value in planning (if not the plan itself).
Project leaders should never overlook the importance of building trusted relationships. Without them, your ability to drive teams, serve customers and connect with stakeholders will suffer—not to mention your career. Here are nine skills and attitudes that can help you build professional relationships that make a difference.
Agile adoption presents many challenges, none greater than when executive leaders and decision-makers are the biggest barrier to the cultural change that needs to occur. But it’s not an impossible hurdle to overcome. You have to play the game on their terms, one step at a time.
Are work breakdown structures and product backlogs really so different? They both help with forming agreement on scope. Yet, due to how they are often used, they are viewed as quite different by many people…a viewpoint this expert would like to change.
Project scopes are far less stable than they were in the past. The fluidity of modern business drives changes to what’s needed and what’s delivered. How do we manage scope in that environment?
Project management techniques help to establish order and clear lines of responsibility and can be invaluable tools for successful implementation of due diligence efforts. The application of a WBS and a project schedule remove the potential bias of a “done deal” mentality and focus the effort to develop an informed opinion.
If you say “technical project management” to a project manager, they immediately have a sense of what you’re talking about. But is that still an accurate reflection of the skills today’s PMs actually need?
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