Henny Portman

I give a lot of workshops and presentations and in many cases, attendees ask for the ‘silver bullet’ to become agile. I got across the AGILE NXT FUTURE FRIDAY 2019 conference organized by Xebia. Learn how to make culture change more tangible and sustainable.

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Mike Cottmeyer at TriAgile 2019

Leading Agile

If you want your Transformation to be sustainable, you’re going to need to find a way to systematically overcome the structural, procedural, and cultural barriers that get in the way of Transformation. Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now.

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Celebrating Women in Project Management

Even after all that time, women in project management are still a hidden key to our global and economic sustainability. It’s a process, a mindset and a shift to keep our global economy sustainable, innovative and engaged.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

The manifesto outlined basic ideas that are present in each agile framework. Agile process promotes sustainable development. These days, it seems like everybody is all about doing things agile.

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5 Kaizen Principles That Underpin the Methodology

But is there a unifying theory of improvement, and if so, can it be sustained? These can be shared or printed out for presentation. We all want to improve, or we should. Complacency might feel good in the moment, but that moment quickly passes. Don’t be left behind.

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How to Build a Sustainable Business


Sustainability is a more important issue for businesses around the world than ever. Sustainable resources help eliminate waste and support healthier environments while allowing organizations to continue to provide the services and products that their clients demand.

Strategic Planning in Business

A strategic plan is offering a business focus, direction and action to help the business grow from the point it presently resides to a greater market share in the future. Businesses thrive on certainty, and yet, the future is never certain.

Key Growth Strategies for New Businesses

Verify Your Revenue Streams: See where you’re successful, where you’re not and what opportunities might be present. Look to Your Competition: They can give you a canary in the coalmine view of the market and whether it can sustain growth or not.

10 Mindset Shifts for 2019

Stepping Into Project Management

This means it comes with both the positives and the negatives that we carry with us in 2019. Creating the Right Environment- When we create goals and start working towards them, the main objective is to be able to sustain that.

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10 Construction Conferences In 2019


Looking to add construction conferences to attend in 2019 to next year’s schedule? There are many different options of conferences, summits, and expos in 2019, so finding the right one for you is crucial! Construction Conferences in 2019. AEI Conference 2019.

Why Everyone in the Workplace Needs Project Management Skills


” In recent years organizations have been replacing their traditional siloed structures with flatter, more flexible forms, and seeing project-based management as the method of choice for implementing business objectives, and for creating and sustaining competitive advantage.

Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

Today, some of the same principles seem to present impediments or unnecessary challenges for many teams and organizations. How can the same principle be a good idea in 2002 and a bad idea in 2019? I’d like to consider the following in this post: Sustainable Pace.

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Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas


This is where the healthcare PMO comes in, but the group agreed that it’s presenting challenges. See Cambia’s presentation at the Ignite 2019 conference here. Agile presents different ways of working: A one-size-fits-all way of working is no longer sustainable.

The Toyota flow system

Henny Portman

The Toyota Flow System (TFS , developed by Nigel Thurlow, Professor John Turner, and Brian Rivera, 2019 ) can be described as a system of patterns, practices and techniques to enable organizations and institutions to achieve desired outcomes in a complex world.

Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners


They provide a better understanding and also help us to work sustainably over a long period. Item #3: The Product Owner (PO) should be present: The PO is a core part of the team and should be present at retrospective meetings.

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Agile & Project PPM: The Better Together Story


Sustainable development, which is able to maintain a constant pace. Agile PPM & Project. Several years ago, Microsoft outlined their commitment to providing better experiences and richer capabilities to users of MS Project. One of the key investment areas was Agile.

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Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?


Encourage those present at the meeting(s) to conduct retrospectives and suggest better practice options. We see this for several reasons: Fewer cost surprises are present due to upfront testing and automation.


Efosa Ojomo on Market-Creating Innovation

International Institute of Learning

As a keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference , he shared impactful theories and models that left us thinking about innovation in an entirely different way. IIL Global (@IILGlobal) March 7, 2019.

Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?


It follows the project lifecycle even after delivery and focuses on maximizing sustainability. Presented by Dr.Winston Royce back in 1970 to meet the complex software development needs, Waterfall model has become a preferred choice for software developers. Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge.

Three Must-Reads to Build Better Teams


When we are presented with a crucial conversation, we either avoid them, handle them poorly, or handle them well. The heliotropic effect is the tendency for all living things to be drawn to energy that sustains life.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?


It follows the project lifecycle even after delivery and focuses on maximizing sustainability. Presented by Dr.Winston Royce back in 1970 to meet the complex software development needs, Waterfall model has become a preferred choice for software developers.

Quick & Easy Ways to Get Organized At Work (And Stay That Way)


In the professional world, there are proper ways to present yourself, your workspace, and your business that will lead you to more positive outcomes. It may sound like a broken record at this point, but even stress presents itself differently to each and every individual.

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Ask the Expert: Andy Jordan - Agile Portfolio Management Edition


On a recent KeyedIn webinar, Agile Portfolio Management - The Secret Sauce to Sustainable Business Growth , featuring guest presenter and industry expert, Andy Jordan , we received some burning questions from attendees regarding the topic of agile portfolio management.

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12 Ways to Motivate Employees When You Can’t Pay Them More


If supervisors practice positive emotional connections with employees, honor their promises and commitments, and show a willingness to mentor others, it will foster and sustain an atmosphere of trust and respect that employees may value more than money.

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Prioritizing Tasks: Strategies Every Manager Needs to Know


Eisenhower sustained his decades-long productivity streak by using a strategy that came to be known as the Eisenhower Matrix. Instead of assigning all tasks to a single priority level, the ABCDE method presents at least two levels for each one. “Where do I begin?”.

How to Master Rockefeller Habits to Scale Your Business


While the team vision for Elon Musk’s company, Tesla, is “to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.”. Think of it as training them for an “elevator pitch” if the opportunity were ever to present itself.

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Effective Communications in Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Providing regular and truthful updates about project progress, speaking to stakeholders in person about risks and issues, being fully present, listening during conversations and adapting the style to suit recipients are all rooted in communication.

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Project Management Vs. Leadership – How nTask evolved From an Early Start up to a Robust Industry Competitor


You will have sustainable allies based around mutual trust. It starts from a very small scale – think of early founders’ timeline and move ahead to the present date of establishment. Project management often reflects tangible results that managers crave.

4 Awesome Teamwork Examples for Agile Teams


On Brown’s part, there was an exhibition of risk-taking and present-mindedness. Only based on this knowledge, the leader can steer his team towards success and sustainability.

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Deciphering Agile Project Management


Kanban represents a delivery model where resources are presented a list of items to be completed at different stages/phases and users choose those items they can perform and complete before moving them to the next phase. For more on how you can implement an Agile strategy with PPM, register for our forthcoming webinar Agile Portfolio Management - The Secret Sauce for Sustainable Business GrowthWhat are the differences between Agile and Kanban (and when should you use each)?

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How to Use Workforce Optimization (WFO) to Get Ahead of Your Competition


A time tracking feature that presents the time and costs of each shift and pay period so you can process payroll accurately. I’ve never used it, but the reviews state that managers appreciate the greater transparency and stronger communication culture that it sustains.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management


If you have any questions during today’s presentation, please send those over at any time using the chat question box on the GoToWebinar control panel and we do plan to answer those for you at the end of the session today. Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 1 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

7 tips to build client trust and communication (how ProofHub ensures that)


Rather, sustaining your present clients by building strong trust and communication is all the more important. If you can maintain a strong and transparent bond with your present clients, it will ensure repeat business.

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Best Tools For Managing A Virtual Team


past, and present Enhances data security 4. Tool for Learning and Development It’s a software application that assists project managers in developing existing employee skills, capabilities, and competencies through training/development programs to ensure a sustainable, successful organization.

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Startup Resources That Will Help You Grow Your Business


You can join BetaList and present your idea before you launch it. Freshdesk : If your startup is not large enough to sustain a dedicated customer support person, Freshdesk makes it easier for you to assume that responsibility.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Identification Based on the Interaction of Risks from the Approach of Multi-Agent Simulation,” Peng Huang, Peng Di, and Jinrui Li, 4 th International Conference of Energy Equipment Science and Engineering , 2019. 85 1 Feb 2019. “An

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5 Simple Tips For Successful Startup Project Management


Encourage involvement This is something that should be present in your startup as well as your project management approach. It sustains employee enthusiasm and brings your startup principles to life. Proper planning prevents poor performance.

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Here's a collection of presentations, briefings, papers, essays, book content used to increase the Probability of Project Success (PoPS) I've written and applied over my career in the software-intensive system of systems and other domains. Presentations and Briefings.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Identification Based on the Interaction of Risks from the Approach of Multi-Agent Simulation,” Peng Huang, Peng Di, and Jinrui Li, 4 th International Conference of Energy Equipment Science and Engineering , 2019. 85 1 Feb 2019. “An

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How to Effectively Run Construction Management Projects


The build team meets with the client to go over the best ways to operate and sustain the new facility. This might indicate that your client would appreciate a construction project management plan with built-in processes that promote sustainability (like green-energy equipment rentals and reduced-energy consumption during the building phase). Construction is thriving. According to expert researchers, the industry is forecasted to reach over $1.4 trillion by 2021.