Agile is perceived as a better way of delivering projects, products, and services. Unlike the traditional approach of measuring the value delivered based on the planned deliverables, the budget spent, and meeting the critical milestones, Agile doesn't provide clear metrics that can be used to compare projects and delivery teams. Agile is a new approach, and traditional project benchmarking may not be relevant.
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The Purpose Driven PMO: Establish long-term PMO success by aligning your Purpose to Organizational Strategy
We’ve all seen the statistics that the average lifespan of a PMO is between 2-4 years. Why are these PMOs failing? Research points to several factors including Insufficient authority, unclear scope, self-serving rather than supporting, and overly bureaucratic processes and governance. How do we overcome these challenges and build PMOs which provide value and stand the test of time?
With the proliferation of cloud-based self-service platforms, it is becoming increasingly commonplace for business to break free from the shackles that bound them to Information Technology (IT) strategy forever. While strategy is never a bad thing, it can be the slow-moving tanker that takes forever to change course, and in the age of agility, most companies have not aligned their strategy with agile principles, even less so IT. Shadow IT, as it is known, has many advantage. But it also creates many challenges.
Agile is a continuous improvement process in itself, but at the enterprise level, most of the Agile frameworks can’t be used for process improvement because the business area has very limited room for agility due to strong governance requirements or because of the culture and strong resistance to change. Process Improvement is a very well defined discipline that has tools and metrics that can easily be used to measure the benefits delivered by transition to Agile. This webinar presents some options for improving processes that have an Agile component but are not entirely Agile.
Less than half of organizations consistently report high strategic alignment in their project management practices despite established research linking business success to strategic alignment in projects. Regulatory implementation programs, in particular, are susceptible to being operationally (as opposed to strategically) managed with the sole focus on “getting the job done”.
The world is becoming a difficult place to work as a Project Manager. We're working globally, across time zones and cultures, with new technology, and industries and projects are losing money at a staggering rate. We need to adapt.
Graf von Moltke was a Prussian Field Marshal who developed a rather genius, and simple, method to stack up his generals based on intelligence and initiative (or lack thereof.) The smart & lazy rose to the top because they made the right thing happen, at the right time and found the easiest way to do so. Marshal your projects (pun intended) and take control of your life!
Phileas Fogg is the protagonist in Jules Verne's novel, "Around the World in 80 Days," and proves that the project management process works in a voyage to beat all other voyages! Listen to how Phileas used the project management processes that we use every day to navigate various (and dangerous) risks in order to get what he thought would be the greatest reward - a successful trip around the world.