Sustainability is important for the planet. If it isn’t as important for our employer, do we have to do something about that? Should we try to become a conscience for our employer, at least as far as the project we are managing is concerned?
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Agile approaches often have greater engagement levels between stakeholders. While those conversations generally focus on the deliverables and how they meet the customer’s needs, can they also drive sustainability best practices?
Given the strength and wide adoption of the COBIT framework, can it be adapted and modified to address sustainability issues in IT-based projects?
Does the employer you work for say anything about you? Should it? How do you separate your job and career from the organization that employs you?
Diversity, equity and inclusion are finally starting to gain traction as accepted performance drivers of business success. That’s going to result in project teams having to leverage them. Are we ready?
Organizations often have an abiding belief in the benefits of hiring from outside. They use catchy phrases to describe the advantages of external candidates: greater diversity, fresh perspective, world-class experience. And it’s true that there are plenty of outside-hire success stories. But that is not always the way to go.
Regardless of how the concept of community is defined, employers have to make a positive contribution—and that contribution has to be meaningful to the people in that community. But distributed working models may make this even more challenging.
The evolution of the digital age, automation and new energy technologies are elementary to future-oriented corporate management in the mechanical engineering sector—and will continue to gain increasing importance.
Corporate culture is both difficult to define and even more challenging to change. There are theories that organizational culture shouldn’t be a management priority. This practitioner respectfully disagrees.
Don’t let an unproductive organizational culture keep you from ensuring your project is successful. Using tactics that leverage your workforce and stakeholders in a special way, you can maintain progress despite obstructions.