Agile has been “going mainstream” for more than a decade, but supporting evidence was more in the eye of the beholder. Maybe now it’s really happening. A new State of Agile report found growing adoption rates outside of software development and documented success in areas such as visibility and alignment.
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A development team designed a feature to improve customer experience but things got worse. It turns out they didn’t identify the real problem or the right way to fix it. What they needed was a hypothesis for what was being changed, how that change would help, and how they would test it.
Most organizations have limited resources to invest in improvement initiatives. And a significant percentage of those resources don’t deliver results. That’s a huge problem. To begin to fix it, we have to understand where and why this waste is occurring.
Project leaders need to know where to focus their attention and teams at all times or they risk higher costs, missed deadlines and unhappy stakeholders. Ruthless prioritization keeps the things that would be nice to do from getting in the way of the work that matters most.
A robust Benefits Realization Management (BRM) focus starts with crafting benefits statements that speak to why project-based results are needed. This article suggests ways of constructing useful statements and provides a framework for you to engage benefit statements in a thoughtful way in your business setting.
With more businesses having both predictive and iterative projects on the go, PMOs need to flex their core functions to support agile ways of working. Here are three areas for PMOs to focus on when supporting multiple delivery methods.
We all know that agile is about delivering valuable solutions to customers, but is that actually happening in your organization? Do you even know the answer to that question?
As project managers, we know that quality is one of the factors we have to manage in a project. But what does that mean? You likely have an answer, but it’s probably incomplete or inaccurate. That’s not your fault; it’s the way projects are structured and executed today.
For 2019, the expectation of the CEO and their leadership team will be that the CIO demonstrates decisive leadership, momentum and innovation that drive value to both the top and bottom lines.
BRM practices are not clearly understood, and not used effectively. The new Benefits Realization Management: A Practice Guide will help you drive more successful outcomes and better strategic alignment in your organization.