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

Lindsey Marymont

Agile Portfolio Management. Project & Portfolio Management. Professional Services Portfolio Management. Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In. Unable to keep the pace with rapid changes. Project Portfolio Management.

New PMO – the Hub of Innovation?

Arras People

Is your PMO the hub of innovation in your organisation? Getting used to a new PMO function is a significant cultural change for any project community. Kelman suggested that there are three different levels of acceptance for change, and it’s important to know which one you’re aiming for when you start introducing anything new. People are free to innovate, with the PMO’s framework of processes and templates at the core of all new activities. Change management PMO

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Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

The IIL Blog

Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL. Companies are recognizing that brand loyalty accompanied by a higher level of quality does not always equate to customer retention unless supported by some innovations. According to management guru Peter Drucker, there are only two sources for growth: marketing and innovation [Drucker, 2008]. Innovation is often viewed as the Holy Grail of business and the primary driver for growth. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

5 Ways Project Team Collaboration can Drive Innovation

Keyedin

Collaborative enterprise work management is becoming more and more essential. Innovation can be driven by ensuring team collaboration and giving the whole project team access to core project information. The team can then use this as the context for developing innovative solutions or for applying knowledge from previous projects effectively. Below are five ways you can ensure continuious collaboration, to help manage knowledge and drive innovation.

5 Ways Project Team Collaboration can Drive Innovation

Keyedin

Innovation in project management is becomming more and more essential. Innovation can be driven by ensuring team collaboration and giving the whole project team access to core project information. The team can then use this as the context for developing innovative solutions or for applying knowledge from previous projects effectively. Below are five ways you can ensure continuious collaboration, to help manage knowledge and drive innovation.

Change Management Explained In 8 Easy Steps (We Promise!)

Teamweek

Wintour, project managers have a word we don’t greet with enthusiasm: change. No one is overjoyed at the prospect of backtracking or changing direction after laying a lot of groundwork, but if you have a system in place to accommodate it, change can be relatively painless and even make the final deliverable exceed expectations. Welcome to change management! What is Change Management? Step 3: Create a Vision for Change.

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The 40 Best Organizational Tools to Enhance Your Work

nTask

Trello is the most famous organizing tool of all when it comes to managing your work activities. One of the best organizational tools which you can use is an effective Project Management Software that will let you keep track of all of your activities in a central location. Email task management. Asana is also a PMS that you can be used to organize and manage your daily work tasks and your long term projects effectively. Change Management productivity

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Recap: International Project Management Day 2018

The IIL Blog

Engagement Manager, Financial Services and Project Management Consultant. On 1 November 2018, thousands of people gathered online for International Project Management Day 2018 : Project, Program, and Portfolio Management in an Age of Digital Disruption , an online learning and knowledge sharing event organized by IIL. KEYNOTE: Innovation Project Management. Dr. Harold Kerzner (Senior Executive Director, IIL) first introduces his audience to innovation.

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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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Why I Stopped Going to Agile Events

Agile Coach

The third piece of data that sparked this post was a recent Linked In discussion where a project manager asked a simple question: This prompted a response you could probably guess without reading any further: So I chimed in: To which one of the guilty parties replied: Hopefully the irony of preaching respect for people while clearly disrespecting the original poster was not lost on this person, and this is someone I know. Then the industry changed. agile Change Management movement

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Introducing Clarizen Panels

Clarizen

We at Clarizen pride ourselves on being, in addition to the best work management app, the ultimate work collaboration platform available today, and strive to uphold this statement. Our newest innovation, Clarizen Panels , helps achieve just that … and much more. In the user view below, you can see an organizational chart displaying the direct manager, team, and direct reports of a team member. Change Management New Features Project Portfolio Management Workflow

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Road Trippin’ Organization Change: The Journey

Project Management Essentials

Organizational change and transformation efforts are often challenging. In last month’s article, ”Road Trippin’ Organizational Change: The Beginning” , I recommending using adaptive-agile planning practices and treating the effort like a road trip: Set the direction, not the destination. Set high-level goals and the strategic direction of the change, motivate the “what” and “why,” but do not dictate the “how.” Recognize there will change; and.

5 Best Mind Mapping Software for IT & Non-IT Businesses

nTask

“A mind mapping software helps project managers to capture, catch and connect newly formed ideas.” Some people call it a statement of intent, but it serves the same purpose when we look at it from the perspective of project management. And that would be the actual application of mind mapping tools in project management. Coming back to why or why not a mind mapping software is essential to project management, it is all about perspective.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute for Learning

The landscape for project management changes almost every year. Some changes are relatively small or incremental, whereas other changes can be significant. 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. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

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Ask a PM: How to Get Proper Estimates

LiquidPlanner

Dear Elizabeth: I work in a technical team as a project manager. We do a lot of projects that are innovative (for us), and my development colleagues always seem reluctant when it comes to project planning. It helps raise the visibility of the problem and makes sure it is on the radar for some active management. Teams often get hung up on the fact that project managers ask them to estimate to a fixed point.

How to Lead Highly Creative Professionals: Balancing Creative Freedom and Management Rigor

Guerrilla Project Management

Author Lina Echeverría shares leadership insights from her new book “Idea Agent”, based on her vast experience assembling and nurturing cutting-edge innovation teams at Corning Incorporated. How do you strike the right balance between creative freedom and management rigor that leads teams. Author Lina Echeverría shares leadership insights from her new book “Idea Agent”, based on her vast experience assembling and nurturing cutting-edge innovation teams at Corning Incorporated.

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10 Best Mind Mapping Software for IT & Non-IT Businesses

nTask

“A mind mapping software helps project managers to capture, catch and connect newly formed ideas.” Some people call it a statement of intent, but it serves the same purpose when we look at it from the perspective of project management. And that would be the actual application of mind mapping tools in project management. Coming back to why or why not a mind mapping software is essential to project management, it is all about perspective.

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2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

2021 is going to be full of both online and offline events for project managers engaged in different areas of business: construction and engineering, IT, healthcare, and many others. Biggest Online Project Management Conferences in 2021. 2020 Offline Project Management Conferences .

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

New year, new opportunities to advance your project management career. There’s always room to better oneself, make connections and get a picture of the industry: all good reasons to take time to visit one of the many project management conferences held in 2019. Project management training is the glue that holds your career together. So, as you start to plan your calendar for the year, we’ve offered a rundown of the best project management conferences in 2019.

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Project Management Career Q&A – Strategic and Business Management Development

Arras People

As a project manager thinking about my development for the coming year, what would you recommend in the ‘strategic and business management’ portion of the Talent Triangle? Strategic and business management skills are all about you being ‘a success in business’ so you can think about any kind of development that will help you to achieve that. An obvious one for project managers is to understand more about the bigger picture of where your projects reside.

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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. Firstly, Project Management: It’s all Bollocks! Welcome to Project Management: It’s All Bollocks! Project Management: It’s all Bollocks!

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

ProjectManager.com

Luckily for project management professionals, there are ample opportunities throughout the year to hunker down with colleagues, network and learn about new techniques and project management technologies in the industry. Each year we like to collect some of the best project management conferences, so that our readers can schedule one that’s convenient in their datebooks. The Technical Project Management Conference . Change Management 2020 Conference.

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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). There is much to uncover in the report so here are just five areas covered and what that might mean for project management practitioners. What is interesting about this is, what does a fintech project manager look like?

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2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

This time last year I reviewed the trends in social and collaborative technology in the project management space: some of my predictions had come to nothing and it was interesting to look backward and hold myself accountable for what I said would happen. This year I’m looking forward into 2017 to highlight some of the project management trends I think it is worth watching out for. The APM has already made huge inroads to gaining Chartered status for Project Managers.

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Digital Transformation Projects (2): Opportunities and Challenges of Digitization

Inloox

This is possible due to automation and optimization of production processes and workflows, which in turn leads to increased innovation power and customer satisfaction, since companies can offer them more value for their money. Digital transformation also changes communication. This pool can include customers, partners, universities and other external stakeholders in the innovation process. Ineffective project and change management.

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

Keyedin

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. Agile Portfolio Management is based on the concepts of Agile methodology created by software developers applied to the portfolio level of projects. Innovation meant better products and faster delivery meant happier customers.

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Digital Transformation: The 5 Must-Have Skills for Digital Leaders

Inloox

Team collaboration, innovation, knowledge sharing and other characteristics of a digital workplace, should all become an intrinsic and natural part of the digital leader and the organization. They must be experimental Digital leaders shouldn’t be afraid to take risks or to fail, innovation and progress are otherwise not possible. This encourages them to experiment and to innovate and help the company grow.

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Top 10 Project Management Conferences You Can Not Afford to Miss in 2020

Taskque

The momentum at which project management is evolving is making it tough for project managers to keep pace with it. New project management methodologies , tools, best practices and trends replace old ones. Project management conferences help you stay updated with all the latest developments in the project management industry. Moreover, it also enables you to hone your project management skills so you can manage projects more efficiently.

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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2019, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals. International Scientific Conference on Project Management: Riga, Latvia, 25-26 April 2019. The theme is “Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives.”

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5 Traits of Successful Project Managers

Arras People

I often get asked by those starting out in project management – or those wanting to up their game in their career about what makes a successful project manager. In this guest post, we hear from Joel Roberts who talks about the traits of successful project managers. Project managers are among the personnel who must be well-trained to be successful. Project managers can also be referred to as technologists. Management traits. Management traits.

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Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas

Planview

These include realizing Agile-at-scale, embracing the changing world of work, and creating an innovation culture. Healthcare PMOs must frequently incorporate regulatory changes into the portfolio, for example. Then there is the pressure to innovate and deliver the right products and services to BCBS members quickly. Using Planview solutions, the PMO at BCBS NC has evolved from basic resource management to strategic, enterprise portfolio management.

Three Requirements for Effective Resource Demand Planning in a Digital Age

Keyedin

In a recent article in the Computer Business Review, survey respondents in the UK said that lack of understanding of agile practices by senior management is the biggest hurdle to overcome when adopting agile PM among IT organizations. We might all agree: To navigate digital innovations in IT or in non-digital businesses, you need effective, iterative PM practices to move your investments forward. Yet how do you best manage resource demand in these non-traditional portfolios?

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Critical Project Management Skillsets for the Future

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In addition, we also worked with our partners at Duke Corporate Education to analyse the state of project management and the project-based economy. You can read the report Emerging Trends in Project Management and Project-Based Organisations here. 86% of respondents also felt leaders need help to develop a problem-solving mindset and tool-kit so they can resolve issues in different ways and think more innovatively about the projects they are working on.

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The growing need for project leadership

Susanne Madsen

Projects fail because of unclear scope and success criteria, lack of strategic alignment, lack of buy-in and engagement from senior stakeholders, lack of change management skills, underestimation, inadequate risk management and poor resourcing. Many factors contribute to this growing complexity – for example, social and technological change, growing global interdependency, increasing numbers of stakeholders and the need to communicate and coordinate cross-culturally.

Celebrating Women in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

For the last four years, I’ve published my annual women in project management blog for ProjectManager.com. Even after all that time, women in project management are still a hidden key to our global and economic sustainability. Stevens is a podcaster, author, speaker and works with women in project management to reinforce within themselves their true value to their team, company and industry. It’s Time to Change the Ratio.

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Three Requirements for Effective Resource Demand Planning in a Digital Age

Keyedin

In a recent article in the Computer Business Review, survey respondents in the UK said that lack of understanding of agile practices by senior management is the biggest hurdle to overcome when adopting agile PM among IT organizations. We might all agree: To navigate digital innovations in IT or in non-digital businesses, you need effective, iterative PM practices to move your investments forward. 1) Automated change handling.

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

Taskque

Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge. The sheer number of project management methodologies can boggle your mind, especially if you are unaware of the pros and cons of each. As a result, you might end up choosing the wrong project management methodology, which is one of the main causes of project failure. Top 20 Project Management Methodologies. Critical Chain Project Management.

How Digital Transformation Can Affect Leadership Strategies

Proofhub

Such a shift brings about change within the organization, as it works to challenge the company’s status quo and bring new ideas on board. The shift has brought about a significant change in leadership roles and responsibilities, no matter what field one works in.

Book Review: The Power of Project Leadership

LiquidPlanner

I’ve been a longtime student of both Project Management and of researchers like Brené Brown , who explore emotional intelligence with leadership. Despite continuous improvement in Project Management processes and technology over the past few decades, projects are still not being delivered on time, to scope, or within budget. . So, how can Project Managers overcome these odds? This is the way to foster needed efficiency, speed, and innovation!

5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary

Planview

Organizations must become more adaptive to achieve greater innovation, responsiveness, efficiency, and productivity. This must change. Funding and portfolio management approaches must also change to become adaptive. Traditional portfolio management was based on top-down controls. To foster innovation, creativity, and productivity, the enterprise must balance top-down oversight with bottom-up agility. Adapt to a lean portfolio management approach.

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