With the self-organized, self-managed model employed on many agile projects, it’s up to team members to resolve their differences among themselves. But that doesn’t mean they don’t need help.
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Need a new way to reach across bureaucratic confines and uncover innovative ideas in your organization? Try peer sourcing, a great way to get the best from your team.
Working with stakeholders can be one of the biggest challenges for a project manager, but most of the problems are rooted in a failure to communicate. Here are some rules for engagement that can establish the foundation for a more productive relationship.
There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into defining and completing an end-of-life cycle for every software product. It also requires a skilled program/project manager. Here are some recommendations to help facilitate this process.
In high-performance organizations, a critical role is that of the hub -- an informal leader who connects the spokes of the project, from facilitating information-sharing, solving problems and working with resource pools and clients, to providing support to the project team.
Do team members and executives in your organization see retrospectives as a waste of time and expense? If so, maybe your retrospectives aren’t providing the value they should, from establishing a culture of team learning and stressing continual improvement, to tracking metrics and celebrating successes.
It’s frustrating to work on projects when the client or the customer keeps moving the target you're trying to hit--whether that be requirements, a date or even the vision for the project. How does a project manager fight this moving target and still deliver on time?
Think you're having a rough project? Maybe you should put yourselves in Santa's sizable shoes...he's not having a happy holiday season so far. Maybe his elves--or someone else (cough*you*cough)--can come to the rescue.
In a project, there are two types of communications that take place between the project manager and stakeholders: horizontal and vertical. Knowing the dynamics and characteristics of these can be an important asset of a project manager for achieving project success.
Building information modeling (BIM) has grown tremendously in just a few years. Meanwhile, factors are pushing the construction world to innovate opportunities for improving efficiency and productivity. In this scenario in any project, the project manager has the overall responsibility for project success.