What’s The Future of Project Management? (2020)

Girl's Guide to PM

Hybrid Project Management: The Next Step for Agile. But there does seem to be a trend in accepting that agile approaches like Scrum can fit within a hybrid framework. The future of project management needs to be more agile. What is the future of project management?

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020


So, save the date and mark your calendars, whether analog or digital: here are the top project management conferences of 2020. One of the largest series of conferences for project managers in North America, the Project Summit has industry innovators who help professionals be more productive, and learn best practices, skills and strategies to succeed. Change Management 2020 Conference. 2020 Project Management Symposium. Agile & Beyond .

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Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In

Lindsey Marymont

Agile Portfolio Management. Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In. Large-scale change is difficult for any organization, and no less so when it involves growing Agile maturity in project and portfolio management. Skip to main content.

New Presentations for 2020

The Lazy Project Manager

It has been 10 years since The Lazy Project Manager was published and I have had the pleasure of presenting on this topic in 25 countries so far, but now, at the start of a new year, 2020 no less, I have decided that this will be the last year that I deliver ‘The Lazy Project Manager’ keynote. But, of course, this means that there is room for some new material as well and I am delighted to share three new presentations/keynotes that I will be presenting in 2020 (and beyond).

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Innovating and Driving Agility with Tech: No-Code Development

Speaker: Gautam Nimmagaadda, CEO, Quixy

Product Managers: are you wondering what your teams will look like in the future? If so, it's time to look to no-code development. With it, you can leverage hyper automation, strengthen and accelerate growth, and drive value. Your teams will be able handle more projects, and focus on the real challenges. This webinar harnesses the wisdom of today's business leaders and the global pioneers of tomorrow. Join Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO of Quixy, and learn how to leverage tech to drive agility with citizen development and the no-code movement.

Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) membership magazine – PM Network – has just released the January issue with a report – 2020 Jobs Report – available for project management practitioners to take a look at (currently only available for members). During 2020, the focus is specifically on understanding automation and advanced analytics. The report shared lessons from the last recession as a reminder and as a pointer for the project manager’s careers in 2020.

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Key Themes at IIL’s 2020 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

International Institute for Learning

June 4 th , 2020 will mark the opening day of IIL’s 5 th annual Agile & Scrum Online Conference. In the past years, this conference has grown into a community of agile enthusiasts, with participants coming from all over the world and all kinds of industries. This article will take you through the key themes that will emerge at Agile & Scrum 2020. Agile Transformation and Disruption. If there ever was a time for business agility, it is now.

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4 Project Management Trends of 2020: What to Prepare for?

Epicflow Blog

Project Management web resources are awash with articles about 2020 project management trends. The fact that AI as a project management trend in 2020 is discussed so vividly doesn’t make it true. According to most sources, in 2020, project managers will require soft skills even more than the technical ones and professional knowledge. We don’t share this opinion, which is why soft skills cannot be named a 2020 trend. Emotional Intelligence as 2020 Must-Have Soft Skill

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PMO Maturity for Business Innovation, Growth and Advancement


The greatest of these benefits is found in how PMO Maturity sets up an organization for long-term success through innovation, growth and advancement. PMO Maturity Supports Business Innovation. ” [1] Based upon that definition, it’s easy to see how PMO maturity and PMO innovation translate into broader business innovation. A mature PMO boosts business innovation through: Careful Project Selection. Agility.

Leveraging Agile to Get Predictable

Leading Agile

Agile isn’t ever really about Agile. In our Business Drivers of Agility webinar series hosted by LeadingAgile CEO, Mike Cottmeyer, Mike dives deep into six key business drivers to uncover how Agile can enable organizations to connect these drivers to better business outcomes.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader

International Institute for Learning

Through June 30, 2020, we are offering free registration to our on-demand course on Virtual Agile Teams (regularly $850 USD). The post The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader appeared first on The IIL Blog. By Frank P. Saladis, PMP, LIMC MCCP, PMI Fellow. Virtual teams have been a part of the business, public, and not for profit environments for many years.

The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute for Learning

By Scott Ambler | Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. This post is a supplement to Scott’s upcoming keynote at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference ]. The DA tool kit shows you how to apply and evolve your way of working (WoW) in a context-sensitive manner with this people-first, learning-oriented hybrid agile approach. Figure 1: The Disciplined Agile Mindset. Whence the Agile Manifesto?

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The Physics of Agility: Predictability

Leading Agile

When large organizations set out to take on Agile Transformation, it’s never for Agile’s sake. They’re usually after one or more of these 6 things, Predictability, Quality, Cost Savings, Early ROI, Product Fit, or Innovation.

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The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020


We combed through best-seller lists, spoke with veteran PMs, and read a ton to put together this list of the best project management books for upgrading your career in 2020. Key lessons inside: Jeff Sutherland is one of the masters of Agile project management.

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Book Review: Digital Project Practice - Managing Innovation and Change

Brad Egeland

The title is “Digital Project Practice - Managing Innovation and Change" and it is a collaboration of work from 13 top authors and experts in related fields. Most tech books are what they are: a boring logical take on a topic we've all covered a few times already. Disappointment at the hours you can't get back for the time you just spent reading a book that didn't really offer you anything new.

Agile Project Management: Requirements, Planning and Tracking


Whilst ‘Agile’ is a descriptor originally born out of software development teams, it’s becoming more common in other areas?—?like Agile project management is an iterative approach to delivering something (whether that’s a piece of software, a product, or a project) throughout its life cycle.

Agile Unplugged EP04 | Mike Cottmeyer and Matt Van Vleet

Leading Agile

Listen to the Agile Unplugged Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to Agile Unplugged on: Apple Podcasts. Welcome to our latest episode of the Agile Unplugged podcast with host Mike Cottmeyer, LeadingAgile’s CEO. And so why the gap between 2015 and 2020?

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? 2020 Project Management Conferences in Austria. May 7, Vienna — HAPPYPROJECTS 20 “Mindset & Methoden” invites project leaders and academic researchers to take part in the conference that involves 16 lectures, 4 exhibitor presentations, 6 workshops, and 1 open session to discuss project management methods of going agile and the ways of setting a new mindset in PM. Project Management Conferences in Australia 2020.

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Business Agility with SAFe


What is Business Agility? Business Agility is defined as the ability to thrive and compete in this digital age by responding swiftly to the market changes and with emerging opportunities with innovative business solutions. It requires everyone involved in it to make use of Lean and Agile practices to constantly deliver high-quality and innovative products. The Operating System… The post Business Agility with SAFe appeared first on Agilemania.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? 2020 Project Management Conferences in Austria . May 7, Vienna — HAPPYPROJECTS 20 “Mindset & Methoden” invites project leaders and academic researchers to take part in the conference that involves 16 lectures, 4 exhibitor presentations, 6 workshops, and 1 open session to discuss project management methods of going agile and the ways of setting a new mindset in PM. Project Management Conferences in Australia 2020.

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Business Agility model

Henny Portman

The Business Agility model is the next one to add to my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest. The Business Agility Model (developed by the Business Agility Institute) consisting of twelve interacting domains across four dimensions to take into account when transforming your organization. These are the essential building blocks for an agile organization. All domains are complementary and mutually necessary to business agility. agility English Post

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Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute for Learning

[This post is a sneak preview of Jesse Fewell’s talk at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference , and is based on his upcoming book Untapped Agility ]. We’ve been told that to achieve more innovation, more collaboration, or more agility, we need to adopt modern practices. The path forward is to be agile with your agile, to transform your transformation. Be Agile with your Agile Transform your Transformation.

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5 Tips To Re-Energize Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not an expert in Agile, by any means. Because after a few weeks I realized that the energy levels weren’t what they should be for such a creative, innovative agency. If you work with Agile methods , you will likely be attending standup meetings every day. Some teams that don’t use Agile still do standups because they are a good way to catch up with everyone, especially on fast-moving projects. Be Productive Agile

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Is Your Organization Mature Enough for Digital Transformation?

Epicflow Blog

At the same time, digitalization is a long and difficult journey that takes from two to five years and can be complicated by one of the following things: The innovations adopted don’t satisfy customers’ needs; . Agility and Adequate Management.

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Too many rules makes agility impossible

Henny Portman

One of the principles of the Agile Manifesto is “ Simplicity—the art of maximizing the amount of work not done—is essential ”. If you look at some agile frameworks or ways of working, you can ask yourself if the rule makers force you to be rule taker or rule breaker. If we compare the number of rules of Scrum with SAFe you could ask yourself if you are successful and using agile release trains, if this is due to SAFe’s rules or despite? Agile framework or way of working.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute for Learning

Major changes to project management will occur in 2020 due to much of the new material that the Project Management Institute (PMI) has published and will be testing on in the new version of the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® exam beginning in June 2020. Most of the critical changes that I see happening in 2020 can be clustered into the six pillars of project management. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning (IIL).

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AGILE NXT 3rd edition

Henny Portman

In this third edition of AGILE NXT — a magazine designed by Xebia’s thought leaders and experts to inspire and inform you, offers 15 new insights: The Ultimate Model for Managing Performance in Agile Environments (Daniel Burm). The Agile performance management model consists of five main building blocks: purpose, strategy and goals, whole system alignment, performance models and metrics, coordinated performance management routines and high-performance culture and behavior.

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Agile Unplugged: EP01 | Mike Cottmeyer and Brian Sondergaard

Leading Agile

Agile Unplugged is your chance to explore LeadingAgile’s freshest ideas, mental models, frameworks, and solutions with the people that are actually doing the work of leading large-scale Agile Transformation, out in the field. At one time, Mike was working for Brian and together they paved the way for Agile at a company called CheckFree. So, I had never, I’d like heard of Agile, but like, I had no experience with Agile. Nothing about scaled Agile.

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Role of the C-Suite in Agile Transformations

Leading Agile

Agile began as something only development teams needed to worry about – now organizations seek Agility in how they do business and within their organizations. As organizations increasingly undertake Agile transformations, I see successful CXOs centered around these three guiding principles: organizational Agility, investment tier, and cultural Agility. Organizational Agility. Cultural Agility.

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Foundational Elements for Agile PPM: A Phased Approach – Part 1


One of the common concerns about implementing Agile in project and portfolio management (PPM) is the impression that it requires broad, sweeping and instantaneous change in order to be successful. There are multiple ways that your organization can apply aspects of an Agile methodology without simply leaping into the deep end of the Agile pool. In Part Two, we will explore how those small steps translate into bigger moves toward Agile transformation.

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Agile Portfolio Management – A Preferred Approach When Investment Dollars Shrink


Agile work methodologies have become a compelling trend in project portfolio management (PPM), with a host of proponents touting the benefits of its speed, innovation and customer satisfaction. There’s no doubt that Agile can indeed deliver such benefits and many organizations are now looking at how they can apply Agile practices to realize those benefits to help them tackle the new challenges created by the global pandemic.

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Capturing Actuals in 2020: Who Said Timesheets are Passé?


Agile teams don’t report time!”. You may be thinking that with more and more teams adopting Lean/Agile principles, a traditional timesheet just won’t cut it. Perhaps without as much fanfare and excitement as the adoption of new Lean/Agile methodologies, but time reporting hasn’t stood still – although I admit that innovations in time reporting don’t always make the headlines. Automatic timesheets in Lean/Agile organizations (i.e., “Timesheets are passé.”.

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100+ Tech Conferences and Events to Attend in Europe 2020


Europe in 2020 promises to be a rich landscape for conferences. The best annual tech conferences in Europe in 2020. In their words: Founded in 2005 as an intimate gathering of friends DLD (Digital – Life – Design) has developed into Europe’s leading innovation conference for visionaries from around the globe. Its second issue will take place from February 4 to 6, 2020. MOVE Europe 2020. Startup Grind Global 2020. HolyJS 2020 Piter. TeqNation 2020.

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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

Here's the beginning of my list of tools and services to consider or demo or download a trial of for consideration for 2020. ONEPOINT is a hybrid PPM tool – offering the best of agile and traditional PM in one solution. Plus, according to their product roadmap that I've discussed with them, they will be strengthening this even more in their upcoming 2nd gen agile planning and controlling component in their next major release 19 due later in 2019.

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Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

Listen to the Agile Unplugged Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to Agile Unplugged on: Apple Podcasts. Agile Unplugged is your chance to explore LeadingAgile’s freshest ideas, mental models, frameworks, and solutions with the people that are actually doing the work of leading large-scale Agile Transformation, out in the field. Last discipline, Agile delivery, also sometimes delivery. – That’s not Agile.

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Introducing Agile Project Management


Agile project management is one of the most effective project management strategies in the world and is successfully used by companies and PMs everywhere. For many PMs, understanding Agile project management and how to implement it for a better overall strategy could be the key to unlocking more efficient workflows and processes. . In this article, we’ll discuss what Agile project management is, its benefits, and how it can be best utilized within your organization. .

How to Find the Perfect Company Culture Match for Your Job Search

Project Bliss

Innovation. You might think of tech companies when thinking about innovation. But this Forbes list shows that other companies, such as Monster Beverage, prioritize innovative, too. Agile and flexible. Do you consider company culture during your job search?

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Lessons in How to Drive Large Scale Digital Transformations


They help companies unite and simplify their HR payroll, talent, time, tax and benefit administration needs with innovative technologies. Increase your business agility with Clarizen’s project management software. Projects come in all shapes & sizes.

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Review 10X Growth Machine

Henny Portman

The 10X Growth Machine – How companies can innovate, scale and win , written by Misha de Sterke, is a book to build your own growth machine by using innovation as a means. In the book we get an integrated set of building blocks, principles and tools to create different (disruptive, sustaining and efficiency) innovations as a structural way of working. Growth governance : Lean innovation process and venture boards, growth policy playbook, and growth accounting.

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