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Today's world is influenced by change. Project managers and their organizations need to embrace and sometimes drive changes to keep up with the pace in highly competitive environments. In this blog, experienced professionals share their experiences, tips and tools to manage and exploit changes and take advantage of them. The blog is complimentary to the webinar series of the Change Management Community Team and is managed by the same individuals.
This blog addresses management-related topics and has three areas of focus: 1. Technical skills; 2. Competencies in the field of interpersonal relations and communication (including personal organization and delegation, leadership, teamwork, conflict resolution, conducting meetings, and negotiation); and 3. Strategy (including diagnosis, strategic guidelines, and implementation).4.Technology
Some managers spend too much time finding other team members to blame in order not to put themselves on the line. Blaming someone else might sound great to many but they will end up with no one else to blame except themselves because by blaming others, you give up your power to grow and change.
Organizational learning is the process by which managers seek to improve organization members’ capacity to understand and learn the organization’s internal and external environments. In turn, members will perform to their capacity in carrying out their duties and progressively learn when they met with difficulties; hence they can make decisions and achieved objectives that continuously raise organizational effectiveness.
All requirements are important, but they are prioritized to deliver the greatest and most immediate business benefits early. Developers will initially try to deliver all the Must have, Should have and Could have requirements but the Should and Could requirements will be the first to be removed if the delivery timescale looks threatened.
Change is an indispensable trait for development so it’s an important organ of Project Management. A change effort or initiative must start with a vision.
Kanban is a task management technique that sorts work to be completed according to progressive categories. It is suitable for tasks that can be broken down into small deliverables. Tasks managed by the Kanban technique are visualized on a Kanban Board. Example categories are: