It’s no surprise to hear that technology continues to shape the future of business, but what does that mean for project management? It’s time to embrace our digital future.
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If you are delivering an IT project, chances are you’re involved in a digital transformation program. This article explores the background of digital transformation, the needs and the approach. We will see where project managers fit in—and why it's important to have background knowledge on the overall company strategy.
Many project leaders and teams believe brainstorming is a waste of time and doesn’t produce meaningful results. Maybe they aren’t doing it right. A variation called reverse brainstorming can help, focusing on the quality over quantity of ideas. Here’s advice on achieving better outcomes from both techniques.
The pressure has never been greater to drive efficiency and contain costs, yet, in the words of Tom Peters, “You can’t shrink your way to greatness.” So wise companies use any business contraction to prepare for growth. They also realize that the kind of growth available to companies emerging from recession is not based on old business processes and models, but on innovation.
Typical workforce engagement initiatives focus on unlocking discretionary effort but fail to inspire. The result, too often, is dedicated but exhausted teams. To unlock value creation and innovation, we need to better manage people’s energy, and it starts with making conversation part of the organizational fabric.
We are undergoing a revolution in the way that information about our purchases, conversations, social networks, movements and even our physical identities are collected, stored, analyzed and used. Are we ready for it?
Bimodal IT project portfolios, which balance efficiency and accuracy with agility and speed, require outcome-centered approaches. Gartner has identified three best practices to enable PMOs to better manage any type of IT project or program within the portfolio.
Scary creatures and evil spirits are fine on Halloween, but they have no place in brainstorming sessions, where they’re sure to thwart innovative thinking. Here are five ways your organization may be scaring away good ideas, and tips for how to exorcize the most disruptive brainstorming demons.
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?
There are times when meeting existing performance standards just won’t be enough — when circumstances call for extraordinary results in order to avoid failure. Breakthrough performance requires teams to get creative, to step out of their comfort zone and let go of past methods and tools. Once again, trust plays a major role.