By committing to full capacity, teams often must make compromises, accepting partial work or splitting work. But by leaving some capacity available, teams can take on additional work based on customer feedback or new information without disrupting the existing plan—and deliver more.
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This presentation will focus on providing a message about your project with supporting data. It will be a pragmatic approach to better engage your audience and help them retain your message. There will be examples of the stories and the appropriate means of communicating the message.
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This webinar is ideal, when you are tasked with a big or small project or have to lead people and/or influence stakeholders, build high-performing matrix and virtual teams across functions or geographies. No matter what, working with people always requires certain skills. We will show you how you can build your own influence and power to get things done.
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This template provides a framework to communicate your project's purpose (with some supporting information) to the project team. It should be completed as soon as the project is approved and should be led by the sponsor. It will require input from multiple stakeholders (including the project manager), and should be walked through with the team as part of project initiation.
Prepare to succeed with your virtual team with these specialized tasks for your work plan. They cover each stage of your project from planning to post mortem.
Teams of virtual knowledge workers can spin out of control if not following specific best practices meant for them. This troubleshooter allows for a quick, detailed analysis and determination of actions to resolve or mitigate problems.
Need a quick crash course on some social media basics? What is it? What myths are out there? How can we use it in our projects and organizations? What platforms are there? Use this primer for project managers to help find the answers.
Here are some tips on managing a virtual team or project when your customer is in a different time zone and your project environment is dispersed or distributed.
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High-pressure environments often stoke anxiety on both the individual and team level. Project leaders must be alert to the ways this unease can poison team collaboration, including siloed behaviors, risk-aversity and rigid thinking.
As people take time off for the year-end holidays, team capacity fluctuates and planning is a challenge. Here are four options to make the best use of the time and people available, while trying not to create more stress and frustration.
Sprint planning is an important part of the agile process, but too often it’s treated as a perfunctory step to simply add stories to the upcoming sprint. Instead, teams should include goals, value and uncertainty in the discussion—and get much more out of it.
Psychological safety remains uncommon in many organizations not because leaders have bad intentions, but more often because they don’t realize the extent of how important it is and why it matters.
As the healthcare landscape shifts, project management innovations will continue to evolve. But fundamental principles—including the importance of relationships and close collaboration—will remain the same. Here are three success factors learned from a recent hospital renovation.
A sprint review is an essential part of the agile process, where the team can demo new features and functionality. But the demo is only half the story. The sprint review is also an opportunity for productive conversation and feedback between the team and stakeholder, which will lead to a better product.
There is a welcome focus on wellbeing in the workplace these days, but we need to ensure that expectations are realistic for everyone. It doesn’t always happen on fast-paced agile projects, where the human toll on software development teams to deliver is often ignored.
Project teams want to know their work matters. Successful project leaders do more than assign and monitor tasks; they find ways to motivate and engage team members. They show why the work is important, interesting and impactful. They answer the “what” and the “so what” questions.
Humor is common in many projects and can improve project outcomes. What does humor look like in your projects? Has it helped or hindered? Learn more about the styles of humor, how it can benefit projects, and caveats to keep in mind.
Project leaders know that identifying and managing the relationship with key stakeholders is critical to project success, but sometimes equally important indirect stakeholders get missed. Who are they?
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