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The Agile Enterprise: Scaled Agile Frameworks - What are They Scaling?

by Stelian Roman
September 24, 2021 | 60:15 | Views: 4,716 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 5

‘Scaled Agile’ is one of the most misunderstood concepts. Agile adoption surveys indicate that Scrum, or some combination of it, is used by 70--80% of Agile Teams. None of the 'scaled' frameworks is mentioned as 'used', only as an option to 'scale'. Agile, a new approach in 1970 to scale down manufacturing processes and make them more ‘Agile,’ was created to improve Lean Six Sigma. Out of Software development, the team frameworks are now 'scaling up' by reverting to Lean Practices like Kanban, Theory of Constraints, Voice of Customer, Kaizen, etc. The Six Sigma component that is the most mature and confirmed way of measuring the impact of process improvement initiatives was left out. This is possibly partly because it requires skills and knowledge that can't be acquired in a 2-3 days course, partly because its practices are associated with manufacturing, and it is as seen incompatible with software development. In addition, Lean goals (eliminate waste, adoption of standardized processes) are completely opposed to the Agile mindset that fundamentally embraces change, allows good waste, and is against reliance on standardized processes, This webinar is an analysis of lessons learned from using Lean Six Sigma to measure process improvement initiatives in software development including a comparison between Agile and Planned approaches in a large system development. It is a project manager's view that is probably different than what is heard in conferences and training courses.

Embedding Quality Gates for Successful Project Delivery in the Pharmaceutical Industry

by Eduard Hernandez
August 21, 2020 | 55:03 | Views: 1,708 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.32 / 5

By 2023, it is estimated that pharmaceutical sales will top $420 billion in the United States alone. Project management is the key to addressing the unique regulatory, compliance, and quality needs of the pharmaceutical industry. In this webinar, an up-scaling project - with the goal of increasing production efficiency - is presented in order to illustrate the complexity of integrating up to five quality gates within a project’s life cycle. The presenter will demonstrate how quality gates act as checkpoints to prevent bumpy project planning, execution, and close-out and thus increase odds for successful project delivery.

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Final Project Performance Report

PREMIUM deliverable
by Sandra Li

The Final Project Performance Report is developed in the closing process. It documents final project performance as compared to the project objectives. The objectives from the project charter are reviewed, and evidence of meeting them is documented. Use this form to document your progress.

Quality Management Workbook

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

This document allows you to manage quality within your project. It contains sheets to capture a quality management statement, a responsibilities log, an attributes sheet, and a control registry.

Project Monthly Progress Report Outline

PREMIUM deliverable
by Mujahid Akhtar

Use this sample monthly progress report (created for a construction/engineering project) as an outline and adapt for your own project. It contains sections for an EVA summary, progress analysis, procurements and more.

Overview of the Project Management Process

by John Galyon

While actively participating in mentorship during a project with a local design/build firm, this practitioner compiled an overview of the project management process as detailed in PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Use this overview with other project managers as a tool to reference in your day-to-day PM activities (as well as share with new project managers).

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Choose Your Own Modeling Adventure: 4 Paths to Project Success

by George Freeman, PMP

Modeling should be at the core of project management. So, where have we gone wrong? Did we lose the narrative and accept the arguments that these tasks are outside our active concern scope and leadership abilities? The simple answer is, we have.

Be Ready for Digitization of Project Management

by Joe Wynne

Are you preparing for the digitization of the project management process? Your success in the future will depend on your ability to adapt to and utilize any digitized step, process and application upgrade. Follow these four steps to stay on top of required changes.

An Introduction to Hyper-Agile SDLC

by PMI

The hyper-agile software development lifecycle is an end-to-end process for developing and delivering applications using citizen development.

Project Management Is Stubbornly Analog

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Given the presence of automation from the outset, the stubbornly analog nature by which project management continues to function is moderately surprising. At least, it looks surprising until you take one fundamental factor into consideration.

The True Measure of PM Productivity

by Atta-ul-Malik Lone

Should project management productivity be measured by the quality or quantity of projects delivered? Too often, the wrong metric is employed. Here are four tips to ensure success.

Build Resilience in Any Kind of Project

by Johanna Rothman

Agile approaches tend to build resilience into the work because of the frequent build-release loop. But what if you can’t use an agile approach for some reason? Consider these three ideas...

The Importance of Data Science in Project Management

by Jorge Mario Guzmán Olaya

The project management field greatly benefits from data-driven decision-making frameworks—which in turn ask the project manager to be flexible and proactive, to react and take advantage of what data products bring to PM practices.

Is Continuous Delivery Too Disruptive?

by Andy Jordan

Modern software development can always be in the moment, developing the best possible software for today. But is that good enough to succeed? Continuous delivery is going to gain traction and become an important part of how projects get delivered—but it only helps if it delivers business value.

How to Plan for Uncertainty in Uncertain Times

by Johanna Rothman

The more uncertain the times, the more adaptability we need. We need to recognize that things have changed. In the age of COVID-19, we don’t know when we will find a new “normal"—which is probably longer away than we might like.

3 Approaches to Transform Talent Management to Environment Management

by Johanna Rothman

If we create a great environment—a great culture—we don’t need to spend time directing or engaging people. Instead, we free people to work in the best ways they can. Here are three ideas to help move from talent management to environment or culture management.

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