Henny Portman

Review Engaging stakeholders on projects

Henny Portman

The book Engaging stakeholders on projects – How to harness people power , written by Elizabeth Harrin is the starting point if you want to get a better understanding of stakeholder engagement and it gives you a lot of practical advice, tips for improving practice key takeaways and action steps for successful stakeholder engagement.

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TOAH and Programs

Henny Portman

I am happy to announce a new article I wrote together with Henk Venema. Programs are sometimes seen as a relic from the past; something from the time when we weren’t talking about agile working. In small organizations, this could very well be the case.

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Review Successful Digital Transformation

Henny Portman

In the book Successful Digital Transformation – A Survival Guide for Managers and Executives by Marc Beijen, we get a nice and practical overview of different possible and mutually reinforcing digital transformations that you can use when formulating your own digital transformation.

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Review 12.5 years AGILE in the Netherlands

Henny Portman

Xebia published an interactive e-magazine Agile NXT ‘ 12.5 years AGILE in the Netherlands – more than a decade of agile captured in compelling stories and next steps for the future’. In total seven interviews and five articles.

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5 Reasons Projects Fail

Only 2.5% of companies successfully complete 100% of their projects. Project Management: Improving performance, reducing risk Keep your projects on track – download our free eBook to learn how to avoid the most common project management traps. You can also use this checklist to see if your current projects are set up for success. Kintone’s easy-to-build workplace applications keep your projects on-track with automated workflows and a single workplace platform. Download the eBook today!

Agile 2 a new tree or just a small scrub in my agile forest?

Henny Portman

Someone noticed me of Agile 2. If you look at the corresponding website, Agile 2 is positioned as the next iteration of agile. It’s still works in progress of a group of 15 authors. You can find their case for Agile 2. Why they think agile is deeply broken and that they want to fix it.

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Review Being a Project Manager

Henny Portman

B eing a Project Manager – A different Book on Project Management by Hamutal Weisz and Daniel Zitter focuses on the essentials and practice of project management. . I love the process of baking bread as a metaphor for project management and all those related colorful pictures throughout the book.

Editor’s Choice Awards

Henny Portman

Delighted to hear the news that two of my papers received an Editor’s Choice Award.

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O GERENTE DE PROJETO SOBREVIVERÁ NO MUNDO ÁGIL? 

Henny Portman

Happy to see that one of the key chapters of my Dutch book Scaling agile in organisaties is now not only available in English but in Portuguese too. O GERENTE DE PROJETO SOBREVIVERÁ NO MUNDO ÁGIL? .

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Interviewed by Yu Yanjuan for PMR (China)

Henny Portman

Honored to be interview by Yu Yanjuan, Journalist of Project Management Review (PMR, China). The interview is republished with the permission of PMR in the PM World Journal (PMWJ). To see the original interview with Chinese introduction, visit PMR at [link]. PMR (2021).

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Why You Need to Prioritize The Employee Experience in 2022

Speaker: Steve Luh, Alexis Barone, Nick Roco

In this interactive discussion, Wrike’s Nick Roco, Steve Luh, and Alexis Barone will provide recommendations on how to deliver employee experiences that separate you from your competition.

Japanese version of my QRC Team Topologies (????????)

Henny Portman

Awesome to see that Kakutani Shintaro translated my QRC Team Topologies into Japanese. ??????????????. Published on [link]. For a review of the Team Topologies book and English QRC see: [link]. agility English Post QRC

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TOAH E PROGRAMAS

Henny Portman

Happy to see that the article about TOAH and programs I wrote together with Henk Venema is not only available in English but in Portuguese too. ed100_artigo12-toah-e-programas Download. Agile agility English Post TOAH

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Review Blue Striped Frog – The agile community – Magazine (2nd edition)

Henny Portman

I just had a sneak preview of the second edition of the Blue Striped Frog magazine. Several articles clustered around the themes: the age of agility, best practices, organizational agility and articles. My compliments to the editor team. They can be proud of the result.

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Digital Transformation – 11-Step Ticking Clock Model

Henny Portman

The Digital Transformation – 11-Step Ticking Clock Model visualizes the digital transformation journey that organizations go through: future thinking, centricity and future proofing.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

Culture makes or breaks your agile transition

Henny Portman

We all know Peter Drucker’s famous quote ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’ and I transformed that into ‘Culture makes or breaks your agile transition’. For me this is reason number one why so many agile transitions fail.

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My virtual world tour in search for the best PMO

Henny Portman

Today I finished my tasks as judge in the 2021 World PMO of the Year Award competition organized by the PMO Global Alliance. This was the third time in a row and every time I am amazed how many excellent high performing PMOs there are. It’s not only a judging process.

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The Continuous Innovation Framework (COIN)

Henny Portman

I just came across a new framework that could be positioned on the portfolio level of my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest.

Brief comparison between MSP 5th edition and MSP 2011 edition

Henny Portman

After nine years there is a new edition of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) guide. It’s a best practice so I assume the changes will be incremental and not a revolution. Good to see that the guide is 80 pages less (now 224 pages) and I really like the four scenario’s which are used to show what specific topics mean for the different scenarios.

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From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

A new bird’s eye view on the agile forest

Henny Portman

Happy to see my A new bird’s eye view on the agile forest article in the October edition of the Project Management World Journal (PMWJ). It’s less than a year ago when the first edition of this article won an award. At that moment it contained 50 agile ways of working.

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Review Intention

Henny Portman

Two weeks ago, I received a blurb request. “I I saw on your blog that you reviewed Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, and I’d like to ask whether you’d be willing to consider giving a blurb to a similar book”.

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Remote Agility Framework

Henny Portman

Just published the New bird’s eye view on the agile forest (PMWJ) and I can already make an adjustment (will it ever stop?).

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Review Introduction to Blockchain Technology

Henny Portman

Quite often you hear the words blockchain, bitcoin or cryptocurrency, but do you really know what is meant with those words? Tiana Laurence wrote the book Introduction to Blockchain Technology – The many faces of blockchain technology in the 21 st century to demystify these words.

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2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

The 2020 Scrum Guide launch

Henny Portman

Yesterday, November 18th, there was a 3-hour virtual event to celebrate the launch of the 2020 Scrum Guide with nearly 20,000 registrants. I connected 15 minutes before the start but received a message that the limit of 1000 participants was reached, and I couldn’t participate.

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Review Blue Striped Frog – The agile community – Magazine (1st edition)

Henny Portman

Last week I received a few copies of a brand new magazine from Vincent Snijder, the editor in chief. A magazine for the Blue Striped Frog community of professionals who are engaged in transformations towards increasing organizational agility.

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Review Project Optimism Bias in Capital Investment Decision Making

Henny Portman

In the whitepaper Project Optimism Bias in Capital Investment Decision Making , the author Milvio DiBartolomeo brings us in the world of biases. The whitepaper is divided into four parts.

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Review Agile transformation

Henny Portman

In the book Agile transformation – Structures, processes and mindsets for the digital age , the author Neil Perkin shows how to transform an organization to a new type of business for a new age and to become fit for purpose for both the present and the future.

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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Will the Project Manager survive in the agile world

Henny Portman

This article is based on one of the key chapters of my Dutch book Scaling agile in organisaties and now available for my English readers too. Together with the article A new new bird’s eye view on the agile forest you have the most important chapters of this book.

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The International PMO standard from AIPMO

Henny Portman

AIPMO is developing the first ‘leading’ international PMO standard based on a combination of research findings and expert knowledge.

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The FLEKS model

Henny Portman

FLEKS is a Hybrid Project Management Model, which aims at providing a way to manage projects, develop products and deliver the highest possible value within the context of a project and its stakeholders. Businesses and projects are embedded in a complex and ever-changing environment.

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Overview of my year 2020 book reviews

Henny Portman

2020 was again an extremely fruitful book review year. I wrote around 50 book reviews including 16 corresponding quick reference cards and several personal insights, and views on specific topics in the field of project, program and portfolio management. My own books, whitepapers and articles.

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Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

‘A new new bird’s eye view on the agile forest’, the final version

Henny Portman

My quest for agile frameworks, ways-of-working or methods is finished. In 1986 Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka published in the Harvest Business Review their article ‘ The New New Product Development Game’.

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Quick Reference Cards in 2020

Henny Portman

As a result of my book reviews in 2020, I created several Quick Reference Cards to summarize what I have read.

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Review: Team topologies

Henny Portman

Many organizations are struggling with their business agility transformation. One of the reasons is the way they have organized their teams. The focus was probably on efficiency and if these teams start to use agile ways of working, this doesn’t make the organization agile.

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Review Rethinking agile

Henny Portman

Rethinking agile – Why agile teams have nothing to do with business agility written by Klaus Leopold is great book to cope with agile transformations and what you have to do to increase the chance of success. It definitely busted the myth that having agile teams makes you agile.

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Analytics Best Practices: 5 Key Dashboard Design Principles

Explore 5 key principles that exist to ensure you create a relevant dashboard that guides and simplifies the user experience, makes it as easy as possible to interpret what is presented no matter its complexity, and increases the adoption of BI.