Rarely do project managers have all the answers, or the best answers. So we need to share the problem and collaborate on developing a solution. This is why being able to visualize problems is so important.
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To be creative in the workplace (and as needed) requires the development of a discipline or “habit,” something we can learn from a legend in dance. Having the spark when it is required means knowing how to build your internal processes in order to be creative.
Every project manager knows the importance of communication, but how many of those PMs treat communication as the most important aspect of their role every day? Let’s change that.
In a large program, it may be necessary for competitors to work together to achieve customer goals. Insights are presented on various collaboration techniques, when they should be employed to have the most impact, and the business benefits that the program, customer, and each of the partner teams receive in working toward shared goals.
Why inject complexity into your projects when elementary math will suffice? Cut through the quantification using these three simple formulas when engaging with stakeholders.
Does your team spend significant time estimating stories with story points? Or, does your team try to manage its estimates with support or other interruptions? Velocity via story point estimation works in very few teams. Instead of story points, consider these other alternatives for your agile estimates.
In today’s world, it is essential that program and project managers create a strategy that identifies key project participants, monitors them for warning signs and takes measure to survive their sudden departure. Are you?
PMOs support the delivery of projects, focusing on various aspects to improve performance. But not all projects are created equal, and that has to be reflected in the PMO.
Why is design thinking so effective? What is it about design thinking that enables it to generate these economic benefits? And what is really happening inside these innovation projects to produce such impressive results?
Project managers don’t always have a reputation for creativity, but it’s the most important skill a PM needs. But what does that actually mean in practical terms? What makes one PM more creative than another? And how does that actually improve their ability to deliver results for their employer?