Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

April’s theme at ProjectManagement.com where I write a monthly column was “Consulting,” and in this article, I examine the world of Agile Consulting and coaching. I distinguish consulting as providing advice, solutions and information; whereas coaching is more asking (hopefully insightful) questions and leading clients to find their own answers and grow in capability. Getting Started Personally, I was hesitant to get into agile consulting and coaching.

Incubating Innovation

Leading Answers

If success goes to those who can innovate the fastest, how do we nurture innovation? To innovate faster than our competitors, we need to maximize our learning potential. Yet when searching for an innovative solution, we want all these extra brain circuits engaged. These 30-minute exercises don’t even require expensive equipment or management consultants. Obviously, it is not as simple as “happy people are the perfect innovators.”

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People Innovation: A New Vision to Innovate

International Institute for Learning

Nowadays, companies are very conscious that if they want to be competitive, they have to innovate. It is worth quoting a sentence of the father of the Open Innovation concept, Henry Chesbrough: “Most innovation fails. And companies that don’t innovate die” [1]. In a nutshell, we can agree that innovation is all about bringing improvement and efficiency; and affecting the development of a company in a positive manner. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. .

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. If there’s one thing I’ve learned through the popularity of some of my own articles is this – focusing on PM problems and challenges and trying to address how we meet those problems and challenges is something that really resonates with the readers.

Planning a Budget for a Proposal in 5 Easy Steps (+ Example)

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. Scroll to the bottom to download this article as a handy PDF so you can keep it for reference as you create your proposal. In this article, I will show you exactly how to do that.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Mark Phillips runs a consultancy focused on high performing projects. The lesson I need to remember is that, whilst experimenting is an integral part of innovation, the most successful programmes are those that recognise the ongoing needs of business-as-usual and balance the tried and tested with the new. Soma Bhattacharya is the blogger behind Stepping into PM , and an Agile consultant. Joe Pusz is President of The PMO Squad , a project management consulting firm.

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33 Selected Blogs about Innovation, Project Management and 2.0: Vote for the Best!

Wrike

I’ve assembled a list of blogs that give me substantial food for thought when I write on innovations in project management. consultant, Oliver Marks, writes about collaboration in the enterprise, its development, its necessity, its road blocks, its examples and tools that can be used to foster collective work in an organization. tools empower innovation and collaboration in the business environment. The post 33 Selected Blogs about Innovation, Project Management and 2.0:

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Remote Doesn’t Have to Feel So Remote: Seven Questions to Consider

MPUG

If you are looking to do a presentation or want to share information, then a large Zoom event is appropriate, but smaller gatherings help to build a network for innovation and/or teamwork. Articles covid meeting remote team virtual

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Overview and Key Themes of IIL’s 2021 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

International Institute for Learning

In this article, we’ll preview key themes that will be discussed at this unique learning event. IIL’s 6th annual Agile and Scrum Online Conference: Co-Create for Greater Value opens on June 3, 2021. View full event and registration details here.

2021 83

Reflection and Takeaways on Agility from the SMC-IT 2018 Space Mission Design conference

The IIL Blog

By Tom Friend – Agile Consultant / LtCol USAF (Ret). as a keynote speaker, I opened the conference with “Scrum to the Stars” which looked back into aviation history and to the future of innovation in aerospace, and how Scrum methodologies have been, and will continue to be effective tools. CSP, ACP, AHF, FLEX, CSM, PSM, ATP.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Thought leaders in project management have strong social media followings, are published authors, and are working as leaders for innovative companies and enterprises in the project management industry. He has also written articles for a wide variety of print publications and websites. Mr. Tirado is the founder of New York City-based The Project Box , which provides performance consulting to businesses across the project management, sales and social media industries.

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How to Manage Projects using Microsoft Lists

MPUG

Kyle: Currently he works as a consultant for the implementation of business systems, as well as a project manager. He is also a trainer for project management and risk management in Microsoft’s Innovation Center. And now I will say, name is person to consult. Articles

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6 reasons to get certified in project management

Girl's Guide to PM

This is an article by Krishna Kumar, CEO of Simplilearn Solutions. Naeem Ahmed, PMP , CSCM, ITILV3F, Solution Architecture Manager – Supply Chain Consultant, Saudi Arabia. Krishna Kumar, CEO of Simplilearn Solutions.

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Webinar Recap: How Should a Project Manager Organize their Workday and Where does MS Project Fit into this?

MPUG

Currently, he works as a consultant for the implementation of business systems and as a project manager. He is also a trainer on project management and risk management in Microsoft’s Innovation Center. Articles

2021 52

Exploring VBA: Microsoft Project’s Macro Language – Transcription

MPUG

I do remember Ira leading the pack of innovation at Microsoft Project conferences decades ago. We deliver consulting services and training, but our specialty is creating custom solutions for Microsoft Project, kind of like what we’re going to be doing today. Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Ira Brown’s session, Exploring VBA: Microsoft Project’s Macro Language Part I, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

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Webinar Recap: How to Run Scrum Projects with Project for the Web

MPUG

Kyle: Currently he works as a consultant, for the implementation of business systems, and as a project manager. Articles

2020 56

The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

In this guest article from Germain Paris, a consultant at Genius Project , we get back to basics to see perhaps where the drive is coming from, what that means, and how the practical aspects of Agile, things like SCRUM artifacts are managed. Agile management adapts more easily to changes in an environment of innovation. Seek to regularly improve and innovate. Still not sure what’s driving the Agile conversation? Or should that be agility?

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How to boost your career with simple time allocation tricks

International Institute for Learning

By Karim Radwan, Founder of Impactus Consulting | IIL Consultant and Trainer. This article ambitions to provide you with essential principles to allot your time in a way that maximizes your productivity and benefits your career.

2020 91

Chess and Business Strategy

International Institute for Learning

In literature, there are several examples about the parallelism between chess and business, but rarely there are specific examples on a real chessboard; the scope of this article is to discuss a clear and real example of chess strategy in business. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D.

Which SAFe® Certification Course is the Best Pick for You?

Agilemania

In this article, I would like to provide a simple guideline to select the right SAFe course for you, if you are willing to take up one. – Supporting Innovation. When it comes to Scaling Agile, SAFe is the most popular framework.

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Webinar Recap: Project for the Web and Calendars – How to Define Them Using PowerApps

MPUG

Currently, he works as a consultant for the implementation of business systems and as a project manager. He is also a trainer for project management and risk management and Microsoft’s Innovation Center. I know that the most recent article was also published on MPUG.

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

MPUG

He’s an accomplished speaker, consultant and educator supporting the project management community for over 25 years. I’ve got some articles, in fact, I just wrote one last week for MPUG, if you haven’t seen it, talks about how agile is being used at Microsoft to eliminate bureaucracy. In fact, I think I’ve got an article out there on MPUG where I put a whole bunch of terminology.

Xebrio Project Management Software – a Straightforward Solution to Ensure Your Project Wins

Brad Egeland

I stumbled on Xebrio from a comment left online from one of their very satisfied users in response to one of my project management articles. Other Xebrio strong points or areas that impressed me as a consultant and long-time project manager?

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Webinar Recap: Mastering Microsoft Project Visualization Part 3 – Printing in Microsoft Project Demystified

MPUG

Erik is a senior PPM consultant for Projectum, a European Microsoft partner with offices in Denmark and the Netherlands. I can open this up and I can navigate to my MPUG articles and I have the MPUG logo here, and I would just size this a little bit better by double-tapping it. This is particularly useful when you are an external consultant for an organization or in a construction situation. Articles

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Key Themes at IPM Day 2019

International Institute for Learning

In this article, we outline the key themes that emerge at IIL’s IPM Day 2019. At the same time that companies are going through a number of major transformations (think Agile and Digitalization), mergers and acquisitions, and other game-changing scenarios, it seems the world uncovers one disruptive innovation after another. LeRoy Ward, IIL Executive VP of Enterprise Solutions and Sander Boeije, Program Manager – IIL Online Conferences .

2019 52

Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article we look at emerging software in the PPM space and discuss how its selection and implementation needs to be done in line with an overarching digital strategy. From an online search and consulting with a group of Italian Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holders (>400), the research team built a list of around 90 emerging project management and collaborative tools. Digitalization and Collaboration.

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Xebrio Demystifies Project Management - Try it Today

Brad Egeland

I stumbled on Xebrio from a comment left online from one of their very satisfied users in response to one of my project management articles. Other Xebrio strong points or areas that impressed me as a consultant and long-time project manager?

2021 112

Diversity Management - Why You Should Bring Diversity into Your Business

Inloox

This article is therefore about Diversity Management (DiM) - the area in the company that works the whole year to value societal diversity and create real value for the company by leveraging diverse talent. Read also other articles on this topic.

2021 130

#PMOT – Who are the Project Managers on Twitter to Follow?

Online PM Courses

If you want to follow project management conversations on Twitter… Or if you want to keep up with the latest articles, or products… #PMOT is a good tag to follow. This article is going to be different to most of ours. International project management consultant & speaker. Ron’s Article at Online PM Courses: Are You a New Project Manager? Lindsay’s Article at Online PM Courses: Essential Guide to Project Management Contracting.

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Develop Better High Performing Teams

ProjectManager.com

A high-performing team refers to a group of multi-talented individuals with specialized expertise and harmonious skills who collaborate, innovate and produce consistent, top-quality results. In a recent article by Real World Group, these five success principles were identified to aid in the engagement, collaboration, and success of a high performing team: Identify what unites us. We have many influential authors, speakers and consultants in our agile community.

2019 245

Project Leadership In Uncertain Environments with Carole Osterweil

Girl's Guide to PM

Amongst her other consulting commitments, she is one of a handful of Project Academy coaches working with Cranfield University and PA Consulting to support the UK Government’s drive to increase senior project and programme management capability across government. Acquire a basic understanding of how the human brain works ( start with this article — it doesn’t take long!) She now runs Visible Dynamics , a boutique consulting and coaching practice. .

A Q&A with Employee #8: Scaling a Start-Up Into a Sustainable Business

LiquidPlanner

When I was approached by our blog team to contribute an article for Women in Tech Week, I knew immediately what my contribution would be. Today, Jen brings her customer experience lens to product development, where she works on exciting product innovations for the future of the company. .

Web Collaboration Software: Basics and Best Practices

Clarizen

As pointed out in a thought leadership article published by the Project Management Institute (PMI): “Stakeholder management is critical to the success of every project.”.

2021 91

Management Styles: Which One’s Right for You?

ProjectManager.com

Think of this article as a sampler that you might order at a restaurant that you’ve never been to but heard the food was great. Variations: Consultative, Participative and Collaborative. Consultative management is a variant where management and employees work together to build trust and confidence. Therefore, they’re the ones who are driving innovation and setting goals and objectives.

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Decision Making Tools for Group Decisions

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. In this article I will give you a few tools to help you facilitate the process and direct your team’s efforts and energy in the right direction. In this article I want to focus on the process of group decision-making, so I will skip the how-to of these models. If you are interested in that, take a look at this article. About the author: Edoardo Binda Zane is an innovation trainer and creativity consultant.

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Maintain a Healthy Project Portfolio with Metrics and Reviews

Arras People

Strategy informs the portfolio, which impacts on approved projects; in turn, these projects deliver the desired solutions and innovations. If you are unsure where to start, check with your project management office or consult with senior management. BrightWork is part of the Arras People software directory, find out more information or take a look at previous articles.

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Maintain a Healthy Project Portfolio with Metrics and Reviews

Arras People

Strategy informs the portfolio, which impacts on approved projects; in turn, these projects deliver the desired solutions and innovations. If you are unsure where to start, check with your project management office or consult with senior management. BrightWork is part of the Arras People software directory, find out more information or take a look at previous articles.

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Why Business Analysts and Digital Project Managers are Needed Now, More Than Ever

International Institute for Learning

Data is the currency of business, and data-driven decision making, based on the many articles on the topic, is the preferred practice for managers and leaders rather than using “gut” feel alone. Innovative Mindset. LeRoy Ward | Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, IIL .

2019 98

Why I Stopped Going to Agile Events

Agile Coach

I don’t disagree with the points raised in either article, but I don’t think Agile has died. The innovators and early adopters will say “RIGHT ON!!!” As the late majority jumps into the original Agile movement, the innovators and early adopters are looking for more advanced ideas, as well as how to redirect the decline of the original Agile movement. If you get wind of a big consulting firm who’s helping an organizational go Agile, be on the ready.

2016 112

Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?

Digite

To trace the origins of this concept that sounds so innovative, we have to go back to the year 1956. About 44% of 835 companies surveyed by Tata Consultancy Services are already using AI to detect and prevent intrusions. In a recent article published on Forbes , Jeanne Meister states that “HR leaders need to experiment with all facets of AI to deliver value to their organization.”.

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