The project management field greatly benefits from data-driven decision-making frameworks—which in turn ask the project manager to be flexible and proactive, to react and take advantage of what data products bring to PM practices.
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Modern software development can always be in the moment, developing the best possible software for today. But is that good enough to succeed? Continuous delivery is going to gain traction and become an important part of how projects get delivered—but it only helps if it delivers business value.
The more uncertain the times, the more adaptability we need. We need to recognize that things have changed. In the age of COVID-19, we don’t know when we will find a new “normal"—which is probably longer away than we might like.
If we create a great environment—a great culture—we don’t need to spend time directing or engaging people. Instead, we free people to work in the best ways they can. Here are three ideas to help move from talent management to environment or culture management.
Many of our ideas never come to fruition as we become completely sucked into our daily project life. How can we make sure our vision is realized? Where do you start? Let’s look at a scenario and break down possible practical and strategic steps that we can take.
As project manager for a newly rebooted team, this author supported its natural drive for a culture emphasizing work order data integrity. A key ingredient for the project’s success was approaching the transformation project through the role of a “scribe.”
Every project has an ample amount of data. It’s at a PM’s discretion to use it effectively. Do statistics and data analytics scare you? In this article, the author shows how very simple statistical concepts can be applied in project situations—and how PMs can make effective decisions based on that.
Quality management may not be the most talked about aspect of project management, but it has the most impact on the solution. Let’s start with one of the biggest misconceptions about quality that many new PMs have...
Research and development has more pressure to deliver than any other business function. Using the consumer durable product industry as a base, this article will elaborate on four key challenges that R&D projects face—along with countermeasures that an R&D project manager can take.