My Top Ten Favourite Blog Posts for 2015

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During 2015, I have discovered fantastic posts and articles that I hoped you have enjoyed them as much as I do. The post My Top Ten Favourite Blog Posts for 2015 appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

2015 52

The 7 best project management mobile apps of 2015

Moira Alexander

Project management anytime, anywhere Project managers continue to advance as invaluable resources to businesses of all sizes. They are information powerhouses and masters at planning, facilitating, scheduling, communicating and conflict resolution.

2015 44

Trending Sources

Agile Talent Management

LeadingAnswers

Talent Management is the science of human resource planning to improve business value. It includes the activities of recruiting, retaining, developing and rewarding people along with workforce planning. From an agile perspective much of what we do on agile projects helps with talent management.

2015 132

Features do not a Product Roadmap Make

Tyner Blain

Last month, Mike Smart of Egress Solutions and I gave a webinar for Pragmatic Marketing on product roadmapping when working in agile environments. We had a great turnout of over 1500 people in the session – with not nearly enough time to answer all of the questions.

2015 129

Agile Benefits Management

LeadingAnswers

Benefits are why we undertake projects. Projects are expensive to undertake and have a risk of failure. So, we need to get benefits from them, or at least think we will get benefits from them, to start projects in the first place.

2015 112

Knowledge Sharing on Agile Projects: Absent or Abundant?

LeadingAnswers

Knowledge transfer and sharing on agile teams differs from traditional approaches in both form and the internal vs external focus. Agile teams produce few of the traditional knowledge transfer documents yet their daily practices focus on knowledge transfer.

2015 106

Quality Project Management

LeadingAnswers

How do we define quality as a project manager? Is it managing a project really well, or managing a successful project? How about managing a successful project really well, that sounds pretty good. However it poses the next question: What is a successful project?

2015 98

PMI Credentials – The Last Decade and the Next

LeadingAnswers

In 2015 and beyond the PMI is competing for credential attention in a crowded, connected market place. Today we take a look at how the number of PMI Credential holders has grown over the last 10 years and speculate where they might go in the future.

2015 89

The Evolution of Teams

LeadingAnswers

My other workshop submission for the Agile 2015 Conference is titled “ The Evolution of Teams ” and examines one team that stopped doing the traditional agile practices is more agile than ever.

2015 82

These 3 Toxic Personalities Make Project Managers Crazy

Azendoo

Are You One of Them? If you've ever led a project, you know that it takes more than high quality project management software to get things done. Here are a few toxic personalities to watch for, and weed out before they sabotage your project: Yappers. These types never learned to listen.

2015 89

Agile Innovation

LeadingAnswers

On July 1 2015 Jeff Sutherland tweeted " Scrum is the Minimum Viable Bureaucracy. Psst, this is your conscious, I am here to remind you about something you have thought about, but then hid away in the back of your mind.

Eat Risks for Breakfast, Poop Awesomeness All Day!

LeadingAnswers

I have submitted a presentation for Agile 2015 Conference about team based risk and opportunity management that may well get rejected based on its title alone!

2015 67

You Won’t Believe What These Five Lenses Can Show You About Your Product

Tyner Blain

Fundamentally, product management requires you to assess, synthesize, and prioritize the needs which drive the creation of your product in the context of three main objectives: desirability, viability, and feasibility. While laudable, these objectives are too abstract to be actionable.

2015 68

Fresh Friday 23 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention this Week

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Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week; The post Fresh Friday 23 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention this Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog agile thinking project leadership skills

2015 22

Why Not What – An Example

Tyner Blain

Forbes quoted Steve Jobs as saying “I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.” ” This is a really enlightened perspective – and a way to enforce focus from the top down.

2015 59

Agile and Strategic Alignment

LeadingAnswers

This month’s theme at ProjectManagement.com is “Strategy Alignment/IT Strategy.” This can seem at odds for agile teams who organically grow solutions towards evolving requirements. Where’s the strategy in that, and how do we promote empowered teams while preventing chaos? Most organizations spend considerable time and effort developing strategic roadmaps and they don’t want this work undermined by unordered development. Fortunately, hope is at hand with some well proven models.

2015 55

The Cost of Too Many Projects in Portfolio

Pawel Brodzinski

I argued against multitasking a number of times. In fact, not that long ago I argued against it in the context of portfolio management too. Let me have another take on this from a different perspective.

2015 54

Fresh Friday 18 September 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

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Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention: The post Fresh Friday 18 September 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

2015 20

Stories and Maps

Zen Project Management

I conducted a user story mapping session with my client last week and it proved to be a very effective way to help them see the big picture. The idea came from Jeff Patton. You can find more about it here.

2015 46

5 Tips for Project Management

Azendoo

Your new project is in its starting blocks, waiting on your desk or still something you have in mind? Here are a few tips that can help you turn your project into a successful accomplishment. Define the project. The first step will be to define your project.

2015 50

Fresh Friday 13 November 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

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Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week; The post Fresh Friday 13 November 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Project Management Office Effectiveness

2015 19

Agile Coach Camp

LeadingAnswers

Leading Answers is a proud sponsor of Agile Coach Camp - West 2015, an Open Space Conference to be held in Calgary, Alberta on the weekend of June 12-14, 2015. I would like to invite my fellow agile practitioners to attend!   Agile Coach Camp – An Unconference. Let’s have a conversation about what it means to be an agile coach, why it matters, and where we are headed.

2015 42

Fresh Friday 6th November 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

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Here are the best project management blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week: The post Fresh Friday 6th November 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog creativity project management

2015 19

How good is your ability to build trust?

Susanne Madsen

One of the most important prerequisites for building great professional relationships with team members and stakeholders is trust.

2015 45

#PMSELFIE

The Lazy Project Manager

Uncategorized # 2015 assess hashtag lazy project manager peter taylor PMI pmp project project author project management project manager project speaker review self selfieOh you know what is coming, it is the season of goodwill and great cheer, and selfies and hashtags for sure are going to be part of this (#RESISTANCEISFUTILE), and that is fine of course.

2015 17

Back to the Future Slides

LeadingAnswers

Here is a link to  my slides from the recent PMI-SAC Professional Development Conference. The theme for the conference was Back to The Future and my presentation explained how projects throughout history have managed uncertainty and how we do it today.

2015 43

Your Projects Will Likely Fail Because of This One Thing.

Azendoo

Bad communication. Chances are, it's you. When your project goes bad, we all need to look in the mirror and take a deep breath of the reality that most people are poor communicators. Communication is the one thing we all take for granted in a project management scenario.

2015 47

Don’t Mess with Culture

Pawel Brodzinski

When I’m writing these words I’m on my way home from Lean Agile Scotland. While summarizing the event Chris McDermott mentioned a few themes, two of them being organizational culture and experimentation. Experimentation is definitely my thing. I am into organizational culture too.

2015 38

Fresh Friday 09 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

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Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week: The post Fresh Friday 09 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Art of Project Leadership Project Collaboration

2015 16

How PMOs can balance time, cost and quality

Moira Alexander

If 88 percent of C-suite executives agree that project alignment with strategy is vital to organizational success, why are only 56 percent of projects meeting strategic objectives? Furthermore, in a report titled “The High Cost of Low Performance,” the Project Management Institute (PMI) states 61 percent of firms acknowledge they often struggle to bridge the gap between strategy and day-to-day implementation.

2015 39

Peanut Butter, Jelly and Project Management

The Lazy Project Manager

One of the first things Marissa Mayer did on becoming Yahoo’s CEO and being tasked with rescuing the once mighty company was to launch an assault on unnecessary bureaucracy with the creation of ‘PB&J’ A play on the ‘peanut butter and jelly’ much loved in the U.S;

2015 36

Fresh Friday 04 December 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

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Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week: The post Fresh Friday 04 December 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Art of Project Leadership

2015 15

Fresh Friday 18 December 2015 – What Caught My attention This week

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Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week; The post Fresh Friday 18 December 2015 – What Caught My attention This week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog project leadership skills

2015 14

PMO of the Year Award Winner: An interview with Sarina Arcari

Guerrilla Project Management

The Project Management Institute’s PMO of the Year Award honors a PMO that has demonstrated superior organizational project management abilities by adding value to its organization through its support of successful strategic initiatives.

2015 40

Does remote project management really work?

Moira Alexander

Does remote project management work? The answer, in general, is yes, it can. Will remote project management work for your organization if you have a top-notch virtual project teams? Not necessarily. There are advantages to establishing virtual project teams for remote project management. Some may include the following: Lower project costs due to technology advancements that bridge distance. Improved work/life balance for project team members. Increased efficiency and decreased travel time.

2015 35

Time for a Demo?

Zen Project Management

When I first learned Scrum , the idea was to have 30-day (4 week) iterations with a demo at the end of each iteration. Today I see teams that have iterations from 1 to 4 weeks, or in the case of Kanban, no iterations at all. So the question is, how often should there be a demo? I’m a believer of getting sign off on a user story once it's done. This usually comes from the person who wrote it, who may be a proxy to the product owner.

2015 38

Don’t Limit Work in Progress

Pawel Brodzinski

I’m a long-time fan of visual management. Visualizing work helps to gather low-hanging fruits: it makes the biggest obstacles instantly visible and thus helps to facilitate the improvements. By the way, these early improvements are typically fairly easy to apply and have big impact.

2015 33

Design, Agile, and Gall's Law

Zen Project Management

The topic of design has been crossing my path lately. I see a lot of overlap with Agile principles. One of the principles I came across is called Gall’s law. It states that "all complex systems that work evolved from simpler systems that worked.” It was introduced by John Gall in his book Systematics in 1975. This is very similar to the Agile principle of simplicity. It can be seen in the practice of Test Driven Development.

2015 32

The 11 Best Project Management Online Courses

Azendoo

Best Project Management Online Training Resources. Project management is a complex subject. It has been the focus of countless studies and books; it covers many different areas of expertise and reaches across all industries.

2015 35

Fresh Friday 02 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

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Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week: The post Fresh Friday 02 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Art of Project Leadership creativity project management Next Generation Project Managers

2015 14