Read how one PM used systematic problem-solving techniques to visualize, categorize and analyze problems and find underlying root causes—leading a project from red to green status in four weeks. This article suggests that a systematic approach to problem-solving can assist leaders in understanding problems and devising plans to resolve them promptly.
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When Agile was almost exclusively used as a software development delivery approach, there was heated debate about what was and wasn’t “pure” Agile. The conversation continues now, but why? Today Agile approaches serve many needs and stakeholder groups; agile purists need to recognize this reality.
AI can’t replace human interaction or discussion, but several easy-to-use tools can help surface issues and synthesizing data that require a project team’s attention, discussion and action. This can be particularly helpful when it comes to making the most of agile retrospectives.
Many agile teams struggle with too much work in progress—and no way to "catch up." Everyone feels overwhelmed. To reduce WIP and increase throughput, consider a workshop to ask what the team should do now, next and never.
This article draws on well-known, basic project management concepts to introduce the high-level project management concepts of defined and empirical process control. It also attempts to contrast them and suggest how they might be used by PMPs in practice.
By leveraging artificial intelligence, agile teams can gain greater insights into potential risks, make more informed decisions, and improve outcomes. From identification and forecasting to monitoring and contingency planning, here are four ways that using AI can make a positive difference in agile risk management.
An organization is looking into AI to streamline story point estimation for its agile work. The leadership believe that AI is going to simplify the process, increase productivity and improve accountability. But its agile teams are pushing back.
Despite agile’s rise in popularity, there are still some detractors. There are also several myths and misconceptions about the traditional way of doing project management. Guess what? We need both approaches!
A business case describes the current situation, the various benefits of changing that situation, and then the options and their benefits. But if you need to write a business case, remember what matters to the person who reads it.
Successful PMOs of the future will have a very different mindset to how most PMOs operate today. Are you ready for that? Flexibility can only happen in an environment that supports and encourages it.