How can we meet the need for fast-paced, yet reasoned, innovation? As we face a changing, adaptive business environment, "compelling events" can help organizations achieve the vision of the product that they want, while also serving as an effective device for agile project teams.
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Reskilling and upskilling are large steps toward “future worker” requirements—and continuous learning is the next large step projected for the future of professionals. But many organizations aren't properly prepared to meet the needs of their talent.
The problem is not that we don't have solutions to our problems, at least at a macro scale. The larger problem is that we don't want to do the hard work necessary to make the solutions happen.
Question: My boss just asked me to head a project to change our product to be more environmentally friendly with regards to carbon emissions, but I don’t think he has thought it through. I agree with his intent, but I don’t think he realizes that his solution will only paint a “prettier face on the box” and may not truly reduce our carbon footprint. Do I say something to him, or do I just stay in my place and do what I’ve been assigned?
How can we better understand the nature and characteristics of wicked problems? And how can that learning be utilized to avoid risk and create value in organizations? Read about nine wickedness attributes—and get help measuring just how wicked your problems are.
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.
Companies love to tout how they are using artificial intelligence solutions in their products. But these days, it seems that the definition of AI—along with “robots” and “robotics”—is getting redefined. Are things getting out of hand?
Whether you want to acknowledge it or not, you are going to be impacted by disruptive technologies. There is increased pressure from the very top of organizations to perform in this new setting, creating a wicked problem that we all have to adapt to.
Lean governance is a term that is being thrown around a lot, but what exactly does it mean? And is it important for the future of PMOs? Yes, but the challenge for PMOs might be in creating the environment where they can leverage lean governance.
As opportunities in STEM fields increase, there's a growing concern about having enough subject matter experts to fill the growing need—and to impart their knowledge to project managers as organizations struggle to keep pace with innovative technologies.