10 Top Process Improvement Tools You Need to Create a More Sustainable Business

nTask

To generate a clear business case, organizations need to write business operations with sustainability in mind, which can be done by the following two steps: Document their business processes. Implement effective process improvement techniques for sustainability.

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Lean Change Management – 4 Years Later

Agile Coach

A friend of mine asked me on twitter what my 3 main things I’ve learned teaching my Lean Change Agent workshops and what the main takeaways from attendees were. Context : it’s important to understand what triggered me to move away from agile, and into org change. It’s also important to understand what influenced thinking about org change differently. First, How Lean Change Agent Came to Be. change always starts from you.

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Business Process Improvement: What it is and How to Implement it

nTask

According to surveys conducted, as of 2016, 66% of enterprises run a business process improvement program occasionally or never. Of the 20% that undertake process improvements , 5% record little to no success, 28% experience success limited to individual departments but do not record enterprise-level success, and 19% experience success after significant difficulties. What is Business Process Improvement? Generally, business processes can be divided into three key types.

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. A lean product team strikes the perfect balance.

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Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work!

Digite

Several good books have been written on Kanban and its application to various business processes, especially to Scrum, since David Anderson published his original Kanban “blue book”. Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business. Any professional or person in a management position could benefit from this book. If you want to improve or create the flow in your product development process start with this book! Are you new to Kanban?

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10 Reasons the Change Management Process Fails (and How You Can Succeed)

Workzone

Over 70% of organizational change initiatives fail, but change itself isn’t the stumbling block. Change is common and natural, even inevitable. Seasons change, people change, mountain ranges change — yet successful change management remains a lofty, even insurmountable challenge for many organizations. Organizational change happens every day as a matter of course. Successful change management starts with a sound strategy.

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Impacts of traditional project funding models on agile delivery

Kiron Bondale

In one of my previous articles I’d written about the need for change across multiple areas of an organization when undertaking an agile transformation. one sprint’s worth), but in most cases, project funding approval processes are not lean enough to encourage such behavior. It can also encourage sloppy product management. Agile Project Portfolio Management agile project management Change management governance

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The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

This means a move away from the predominate way of organizing, managing, and funding work. However, for large, complex organizations with legacy technology architecture, Transformation must be carefully orchestrated to ensure that the work and investment made in making the change creates business value and actually leads to Agility. How much do you value predictable delivery vs the ability to adapt to change. “Transformation can be planned, managed, and measured.”

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Fika Stories 1 – Help! Our Kanban Died!

Digite

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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If It Was My Organization

Agile Coach

Do these coaches know what it’s like to sign a big name client with an account manager who’s a complete a **e, and you have to kiss their ass because we need the money? Implement Lean? What about the managers? Tell them to manage the system? When I was managing a small team a looooong time ago, I wanted to hire an Agile Coach. I’d say it was for process improvement and such, but have nothing to show and eventually, I’d cave and terminate the coaching contracts.

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5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary

Planview

One of the primary reasons for this disconnect is the fact that PMOs aren’t embracing different ways of working, such as Lean, Agile, iterative, and collaborative. This must change. Funding and portfolio management approaches must also change to become adaptive. Traditional portfolio management was based on top-down controls. Often, the PMO has a reputation of championing standard project management methodologies. Lean and Agile PMO

2019 79

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.

The Real Relationship Between Scrum & Kanban

Agile Advice

Many people I interact with seem to believe that Kanban is another Agile methodology for helping Agile teams manage their work. I am aware that there are some who believe that a high performing, self-organizing, cross-functional Agile team is as good as it gets and that it is the job of Leadership to change the organization such that this kind of team becomes a reality. Therefore, it was a big part of my own professional identity and this was not easy for me to change.

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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.

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.

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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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

ProjectManager.com

That’s largely due to agile’s ability to adapt to change and incorporate customer feedback, both of which are essential in today’s world where technology is constantly evolving, and swathes of information are just a few clicks away—including public customer reviews. So if a foundation of agile is working fast and changing rapidly and often, while continuing to iterate on the project, what’s the definition of done in agile?

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Project management terminology can be complicated. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working towards your PMP certification or simply managing projects casually in your organization, knowing core project management terms always helps. All Project Management Terms.

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Project Integration Management: Everything You Need to Know

Taskque

You break it down into smaller, manageable bits, right? The same holds for project managers as well. At the end, all these pieces of the puzzle are put together to complete the whole puzzle and this is where project integration management comes into play. In this article, you will learn about project integration processes and process groups. What is Project Integration Management? Key Processes of Project Integration Management.

Review 10X Growth Machine

Henny Portman

The big idea is to build a second operating system (the Growth Machine) besides the “mothership”, facilitating a discovery-driven entrepreneurial way of working embedded in a system of processes, metrics and the leadership that nourishes it (note reviewer: compare Kotter’s Dual Operating System ).

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Different Project Management Terms Beginners Should Know

ProProfs Project Management

Project managers , who have just begun working on a project, may find it really stressful and time-consuming to manage multiple tasks, especially if they don’t know the basics. . You winged the entire project execution process, and now the theory of it all is taking a toll on you. .

Connecting Business with IT to Achieve Agility in the Financial Sector

Planview

It’s worth listening to Joaquim tell their story: How Santander transitioned from different companies working independently, to an integration of business with IT processes and KPIs under a single operating model. Remember this was an organization that was corporate driven and locally managed.

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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. It’s an exciting time as we go through the portfolio process.

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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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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Webinar Recap: Do You Know How to Recover a Project?

MPUG

And welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, the Project Recovery Process. This was a project recovery process. Like I said, I know this area very, very well, very passionate about it as a PMO director for many, many years and a PMO manager. Do you have a project management plan?”

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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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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

The Work: Helping your Clients Agile consulting involves instilling and applying a few lean thinking concepts such as: Prioritizing for value. 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. Growth involves changing how people work and interact.

Kanban Gantt Project Management

Ganttic

TLDR: Kanban planning is popular amongst project management offices (PMOs) because it’s easily integrated with various project management methodologies. It is the features and principles of Kanban boards and Gantt charts which also make them a perfect project management pairing.

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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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Webinar Recap: PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?

MPUG

Satya is a management professional, speaker, coach, and author of six books, including, I Want To Be a PMP. So for the first time the PMBOK guide is shifting from a process based standard to a principle based standard. We are going to change the principle.” People change.

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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. 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.

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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.

2018 85

Scrum vs Kanban vs Agile vs Waterfall – A side-by-side comparison

nTask

Multiple efficient project management frameworks and methodologies have been introduced over the years to ensure effective team management and collaboration in a workplace. Usually, professionals new to project management may find it confusing to clarify their concepts regarding these methods. According to a study by Forbes , 49 percent of the top managers surveyed by Forbes claim that the main reason for Scrum being successful is due to its focus on customers.

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43 Learning Resources for New and Experienced Project Managers

LiquidPlanner

Because project management is such a multifaceted role that works with many different stakeholders, we’ve included both PM and non-PM resources. Alpha Project Managers: What the Top 2% Know That Everyone Else Does Not by Andy Crowe. Using data from a survey of more than 800 project managers from around the world, Crowe looks at what traits and practices make the top 2 percent of project managers rise above the rest. The Project Management Podcast.

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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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Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms. We’ve compiled a glossary of essential and the most frequently used project management terms that can be a good assistant for you in your work. . is a process of detecting risks related to the time allowances for activities in particular or a project in general, with the width of estimates range indicating a respective level of risk.

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms. We’ve compiled a glossary of essential and the most frequently used project management terms that can be a good assistant for you in your work. . is a process of detecting risks related to the time allowances for activities in particular or a project in general, with the width of estimates range indicating a respective level of risk.

The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

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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