Taking actions that create discomfort in ourselves and others is difficult. Yet that is an inescapable part of a leader’s job. From asking questions to owning the message, here are some tips for handling the “unsettling” that change brings, and why it’s worth it in the end.
Workplace bullying is a fascinating and complex subject – whether it is happening to your personally in your relationships with others or showing up in your projects.
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What should you do to ensure lasting change in your organization? George Trachilis, Shingo Research Award winner, explains this is as easy as 1-2-3. However, it is not simple. It requires understanding your true potential as a leader and transferring the same challenge to your students.
It’s a question that is frequently debated: Are hard skills more important than soft skills? With experience, I can vouch that soft skills definitely have an edge when it comes to delivering successful projects. Having said that, having just soft skills is not going to help. You must also have a basic understanding of how projects are delivered.
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Legislation across the globe is mandating that public and private sector businesses include accessibility requirements in their environments, including digital channels and platforms. How do your efforts measure up?
You might wish to avoid corporate politics, but it’s just not possible. You need to be able to navigate and leverage the political terrain that surrounds your projects. Creating an influence diagram as part of an approach called “project plumbing” can help.
Core values can’t be seen on the balance sheet, but they can be one of the most valuable assets in an organization. They can guide strategic decisions, align processes, and positively influence behaviors. At Netflix, it’s called a “culture code.”
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.
Bullying is an epidemic in the workplace. This article supports project managers, PMO leaders and teams in learning more about workplace bullying—and shares tips for standing up against workplace disrespect.
Operations play a critical role in the successful maintenance and sustainability of products or services once they are released into production. Employing a disciplined approach to operations management can lead to increased effectiveness, cutting costs and a competitive advantage.
Do you and or your organization aggressively innovative products, methods and activities to increase your competitive advantage today—and into the future before your competitors? If not, that could be very dangerous given the projected period of innovation that is likely to occur in the next several years.
The changing nature of competitive advantage has one constant—the trust and comfortability of products and services to consumers garnered by the value propositions that accumulate throughout the years, referred to as cumulative advantage. Discover tactics to build cumulative advantage and how they align with your project delivery strategy.
The truly successful organizations that end up embracing the principles of quality management and reap sustainable benefits do so by taking a more evolutionary approach. They sow seeds that are allowed to take deep root within the culture of the organization—while also harvesting benefits quickly.
To be successful, an individual or organization must open their minds about what may be possible in the near term—but perhaps has absolutely no tie to the past whatsoever. This is especially the case when it comes to the seemingly unlimited possibilities of new technologies that are beginning to emerge.
Given the strength and wide adoption of the COBIT framework, can it be adapted and modified to address sustainability issues in IT-based projects?
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?
프로젝트 재해가 발생할 때, 우리는 아마 그것을 위해 지나치게 준비되지 않았습니다. 그리고 그 질문은 그때 그것에 대해 무엇을 해야하는지가됩니다. 다음은 재난 발생시 취해야 할 조치에 대한 전문가의 최선의 지침과 임박한 도전에 적절하게 대처하는 방법입니다.
When project disaster strikes, we probably aren't overly prepared for it. And the question then becomes what to do about it. What follows is one expert's best guidance about what to do when disaster strikes—and how to appropriately manage in the face of impending challenge.
Markets, technologies and society have changed—as has the work and economic environments that we all operate in. Are program and project management sustainable given the current and projected changes that are likely to occur in the not-so-distant future?
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