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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.

How Digital Transformation Can Affect Leadership Strategies

Proofhub

So, what impacts does the digital transformation have on leadership strategies? Before delving deeper in understanding how digital transformation can affect leadership strategies , it would be a good idea to first understand what this entire concept entails.

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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.

Book Review: The Power of Project Leadership

LiquidPlanner

I just finished the last chapter of Susanne Madsen’s piece on The Power of Project Leadership (2nd edition). I’ve been a longtime student of both Project Management and of researchers like Brené Brown , who explore emotional intelligence with leadership. For me, The Power of Project Leadership is where these two worlds combine in the most impactful of ways! . So, how can Project Managers overcome these odds?

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. According to the PMI, organisations are losing an average of $97 million for every $1 billion spent on projects due to lack of focus on people, processes and outcomes.

Multinational Leadership: How to Successfully Lead Offshore Projects

PM Basics

What are the most relevant challenges of leadership in multinational leadership? Without forgetting the time difference, language barriers, different assumptions based on different cultures, I have experimented that using the right multinational leadership to manage resources is the most challenging one. Challenge your Multinational Leadership Style. Many of the best practices and leadership approaches and styles need to be reviewed beforehand.

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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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. Adapt the process.

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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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

That’s where the bigger set of skills around change management and emotional intelligence that take a lifetime to learn come into play. Consultants add value by finding ways to get there, step by step, unpicking knots in process, dismantling barriers to change. It usually involves working with people who are busy trying to get their jobs done using some process they were told to use rather than had a hand in designing. Agile Project Management Leadership

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). Leadership.

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What Makes a Brilliant Project Leader?

Girl's Guide to PM

In doing so, I am of course taking as read that a brilliant project leader will have solid project management expertise and be able to plan and deliver their projects with confidence and assurance. The first part of my book sets out the four essentials of team leadership, and a great project leader must constantly address each of these and keep them in balance: focus on individuals, build and share a clear plan, foster a true sense of team spirit, and communicate relentlessly – and well.

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

Inloox

We’ve established the following definition for this process: ". A digital transformation is a process of disruption and the following process of regeneration. Antiquated structures get torn down and are replaced by new, more efficient processes and structures. ". Digital transformation also changes communication. This pool can include customers, partners, universities and other external stakeholders in the innovation process.

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

Inloox

Digital transformation can only succeed if the people working in the organization are supportive of it, and getting people’s buy-in is only possible if the company’s leadership is taking the lead. 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. This encourages them to experiment and to innovate and help the company grow.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2019 to make 2019 their most successful year ever? I’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. You'll also have the option on the next screen to opt into my awesome newsletter - weekly project management tips. Leadership – ethical, authentic leadership is what helps get work done and set you apart from your peers.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? The list of international events presented in this paper involves the ones covering not only project and portfolio management challenges but also relevant topics of construction, engineering, product development, and more.

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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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How to Stay Lean While you Scale Your Product Team From Product/Market Fit to Growth

Planio

Add too many new team members too quickly and you’ll burn through resources, get stuck in a never-ending cycle of onboarding, burn out your project managers , and risk injecting a ton of complication into your process. Finding and hiring the right project and product managers.

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The International PMO standard from AIPMO

Henny Portman

Understand the PMO lifecycle framework and which phases and processes are most relevant for a PMO team member. Understand PMO success factors and progress you journal to become a competent PMO director/PMO manager/team member/consultant. Benefits management. Change control.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? The list of international events presented in this paper involves the ones covering not only project and portfolio management challenges but also relevant topics of construction, engineering, product development, and more.

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

Online PM Courses

#PMOT is the Twitter hashtag used by Project Managers on Twitter. 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. It’s not the only tag project managers use. But, as the hook for a roundup of some of my favorite Project Managers of Twitter, #PMOT is as good as any. Project Management People. Project Management: @ PMArticles.

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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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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2018 to make 2018 their most successful year ever? I’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. Leadership – ethical, authentic leadership is what helps get work done and set you apart from your peers.

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Are you tinkering or transforming?

Lynne Cazaly

The need for change in organisations and sectors all over the world created a whole field of expertise and a category of employee - The Change Manager, the Change Leader, the Change Consultant. They live and breathe this stuff; they know what it’s about, how to do it and the impact a change initiative can have on people and the way organisations operate. Change : to make or become different. Change has occurred. Little changes.

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Socio political complexity and project management

Susanne Madsen

He captured my attention and taught me something about the different types of complexity and how it relates to project management maturity levels. Stephen Carver is a university lecturer at Cranfield School of Management and also spends much of his time consulting directly with corporations. Because of his ability to bridge the gap between academia and the world of project management practitioners, his insights are well worth listening to.

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The 20 Education Venues for Online Master of Project Management

Project-Management.pm

An online master of project management is one of the best investments one has in order to advance his or her certification levels or acquire one. Organizations need project managers who can juggle different operations and processes, all the while achieving the end result of the projects. This is how the online master of project management comes in. The online master of project management is different based on the school. Advanced Project Management.

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The Top Five Basics for Managing Agile PPM

Keyedin

In May a research firm released a project portfolio management (PPM) market forecast for 2016 to 2024. Back to business: We all know the PPM landscape is changing—and Keyed In is changing with it -- with new releases of our award-winning, highly-reviewed software. As agile project management (PM) and IT-based, fail-first PM strategies abound, these basics often get lost in the shuffle. 1) Managing demand in line with current/changing resources.

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The Top Five Basics for Managing Agile PPM

Keyedin

In May a research firm released a project portfolio management (PPM) market forecast for 2016 to 2024. Back to business: We all know the PPM landscape is changing—and Keyed In is changing with it -- with new releases of our award-winning, highly-reviewed software. As agile project management (PM) and IT-based, fail-first PM strategies abound, these basics often get lost in the shuffle. 1) Managing demand in line with current/changing resources.

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Management Training Programs to Consider in 2019

Appfluence

Management Training Programs to Accelerate Professional Success. Whether you are fresh off the single contributor track and into management role or simply want to learn how to become better at your job and rise through the hierarchy, there are many great opportunities to develop your management skills. A management training program can be a great option because it is like taking a short elevator ride to get yourself higher up the ladder of success.

100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

Project management is an essential part of every organization. Whether you are overseeing a team or leading major projects and their execution process, it is essential to keep everything in line to ensure project success. In the long run, it is the project management techniques adopted by managers that either make or break the organization. . How will you know what is the best way to manage your teams ? Adopting Project Management as a Practise .

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22 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2018

Appfluence

This will help you continuously learn and supplement your education in a rapidly changing field. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with innovators and leading professionals throughout the industry. This is your chance to find answers to your current medtech challenges — from prototyping to full-scale manufacturing — while keeping up with the latest innovations reshaping the industry. Manufacturing Innovation.

10 Task Management Skills & Tips to Manage Workload Like a Boss

nTask

Workload balancing and time management skills are not only associated with project managers or bosses. So, what are the essential task management skills that we all need to be effective and efficient, simultaneously? They are like your everyday essentials and add to your effective task management skills. Michael Mankins is a Bain & Company partner and co-author of “Time, Talent and Energy”, a CMI Management Book of the Year. Manage Change.

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Successfully Deliver Strategy… Fast

Planview

While the strategic plan can feed annual plans to ensure enough of the annual budget is set aside for strategy, the real value comes into creating a continuous planning process that creates strategic agility to ultimately drive faster delivery of success. A strategic plan allows you to feed the annual plan (rather than detailed projects feeding the annual plan–that will change). This provides valuable information to the leadership team from a finance and a strategic perspective.

Top 10 Books to Improve Your Project Management Skills

Scoro

To ensure projects are delivered on time, budget, and scope, great project managers truly have to be jacks-of-all-trades. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the best project management books that will set you well on your way to becoming a better project manager.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

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People are gradually becoming more interested in project management as an independent topic and as a possible career. Project management blogs and resources can be a primary source of knowledge, especially if project management (PM) experts contribute to them. To help you save time searching for the best resources, we have thoroughly analyzed more than 300 project management blogs and resource websites. Project Management Software Developers. Project Managemen

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Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

In this week’s episode, LeadingAgile Chief Methodologist, Dennis Stevens, sits down with Mike Cottmeyer to discuss Capability-based organizations, Systems of Delivery vs Systems of Transformation, managing dependencies, and more. – Talk about project management and things like that.

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Agile Unplugged: EP01 | Mike Cottmeyer and Brian Sondergaard

Leading Agile

– And I was a project manager. – And you were a project manager in a different part of the organization. – Yeah, I remember one time I think I drove up to Charlotte to meet with some executives at MBNA and to teach them about how we were managing software projects.

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From Surviving to Thriving: 3 Challenges PMOs Need to Conquer Now

Wrike

The day Lydia Agnese started her new role as PMO manager at Northstar Travel Group, she received some big news. As companies face escalating competition, and the pace of change continues to heat up, more companies are adopting new project management methods to meet market needs. However, big transitions are rarely easy and traditional PMOs will need to find new footholds in this changing environment. Traditionally, PMOs focus on tools, templates, and process.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

This past November as part of IIL’s IPM Day online conference , Dr. Harold Kerzner delivered a keynote on “ How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum. The keynote discussed how, over the years, project management has undergone continuous improvement efforts by extracting best practices from other management practices such as Six Sigma. The landscape in project management is continuously changing for the better!

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

Wrike

Where can you go to talk Gantt charts, work breakdown structures, and Agile workflows to your heart’s content with other project management aficionados? There’s a treasure trove of valuable information available online for anyone looking to sharpen their project management skills. . We’ve compiled a list of over 80 of the very best online resources for project managers, including online training sites, podcasts, ebooks, tools and templates, blogs, and more. .