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. An organisation that previously had no centralised project support could feel that a new PMO is a constraining influence, imposing formal processes, and stopping them responding promptly to ad hoc requests. People affected by new processes are able to identify with them. 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.

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


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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Embrace Uncertainty: On-Demand Sessions to Help You Thrive on Continuous Change


So we hosted a virtual summit last week to do just that—explore how businesses are embracing change and focusing on how to come out of this pandemic stronger. . Responding faster to business and market changes. Improving our ability to innovate.

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The 40 Best Organizational Tools to Enhance Your Work


If you start the selection process unprepared, you can literally spend weeks where you try a new app every single day without ever finding which one is the right one. 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.

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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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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’s configuration platform allows you to create a vast array of business rules, custom actions, and custom fields to help automate business processes, customize Clarizen to meet your needs, and most importantly, have workflow processes collaborated between all members of your team as well as your clients. Our newest innovation, Clarizen Panels , helps achieve just that … and much more. 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. Adapt the process.

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


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. Gone through the release process—you can estimate that part. 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.

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


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


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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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

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


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.

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


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.

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: The 5 Must-Have Skills for Digital Leaders


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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How Digital Transformation Can Affect Leadership Strategies


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.

Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas


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.

Book Review: The Power of Project Leadership


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!

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.

How to Establish a PMO In Five Ways?

As the business industry evolves, organizations are looking for ways to keep up with the changes, creating new projects and establishing solutions and innovation to secure their foundation among existing organizations. New project mean managing more people, tools, resources, and implementing more successful processes. Another advantage is it also standardizes project management activities, team members’ roles and responsibilities, and resources.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Improving Your Resource Management

The IIL Blog

Project Managers and their teams carry out planned projects on a daily basis, such as the development of new applications. However, there are a lot of challenges, many of which arise because of limitations in current processes and tools, which impede success. Project Resource Management is a process designed to use human and tangible assets, materials, and equipment efficiently and effectively. Utilize processes where possible to reduce administration.

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Celebrating Women in Project Management

For the last four years, I’ve published my annual women in project management blog for 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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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. IPMO-P (Practitioner, 5 days): Focus on the PMO manager, project manager and functional manager – for one PMO: Extend your understanding of project, project and portfolio management disciplines in context of PMOs. Understand PMO success factors and progress you journal to become a competent PMO director/PMO manager/team member/consultant.

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Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

The project and portfolio management (PPM) software market is changing. It is changing so fast that it’s hard for practitioners to keep up with the latest offerings. Big change driven by digitalisation is prompting PPM leaders to rethink their approaches to IT PPM, including the tools they use to support them,” reports Gartner. The key elements and requirements which drive the configuration of an integrated Project Management Information System are: enterprise tools.

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5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary


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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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

How Can Leaders Retain Key Talent Through Unexpected Change?

ProProfs Project Management

We’re only a little way into 2020, yet we’ve already rung in several changes — from the Australian bush fires to uncertainty in the Middle East, to shake-ups in the Royal Family. And in business, we find ourselves firmly in an era of transience, where it’s often said that change has become the ‘new normal’. What Does This Mean for Talent Management? Why Is It a Surprise When People React Badly to Change? to keep unanticipated project changes in check. .

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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. How is management different from leadership? For me, the yellow bus driver is an able manager: the purple bus driver is a leader. To summarise, a project manager creates a project plan for what how and when to do things and directs actions. Can project managers be both?

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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. The extension of self-care is caring for others, also crucial for project management and change management.

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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. 2020 Project Management Conferences in Austria. Learn about digital transformation, engagement strategies for employees and management, and how to manage stakeholders in digital projects.

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Fika Stories 1 – Help! Our Kanban Died!


Christophe takes on the all too common problem that teams implementing Kanban (or any other process change initiative for that matter) face – the sense of “doom” that Kanban is not working for them because of resistance they face. Where the org turns out to not be ready for transparency and flow management: “ We tried Kanban but it didn’t work for us: we ended up with too much on our board to handle”. Look at Jason Little and his excellent Lean Change Management for guidance.

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