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3 Predictions for What’s Next in Project Portfolio Management 


You know the saying: The only constant is change. It’s true for all disciplines and describes the project portfolio management (PPM) market for several reasons. Consider these changes faced by PMOs in recent years: The call to infuse agility and become a modern PMO. The market’s landmark evolution in 2020, which bifurcated PPM to support strategic portfolio management and adaptive project management.

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Regenerative Leadership in Project Management: Essential for 2024 and Beyond

Green Project Management

Regenerative Leadership in Project Management: Essential for 2024 and Beyond In an age where buzzwords like “Transformational Leadership”, “Servant Leadership”, and “Agile Management” dominate boardrooms and workshops, one might ask: “What about Regenerative Leadership?” Over the past year, I’ve attended several conferences where a resonating sentiment was the shift from ‘project management’ to ‘project leadership’ [&#

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How can I clarify to my Product Owner that finishing a number of PBIs is not a Sprint Goal?

Join the Mastering Agility Discord community! "Please finish items 1, 2, and 3." Finishing work is good, BUT it doesn't say anything about the effect or value that the items are supposed to deliver. But then how do you clarify this to your Product Owner when they are very adamant on having this done? Someone sent this question for Evelien Acun-Roos and me to discuss.

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Ad Hoc Project Management: The Art of Chaos and Confusion


In the world of project management, a methodology stands out like a sore thumb, and that’s the notorious ad hoc project management. Suppose you’ve ever had the misfortune of encountering a project managed in this haphazard manner. In that case, you’ll understand why it’s often the subject of derision and eye-rolling among seasoned project professionals.

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Project Team Engagement in the Context of Human/AI Hybrid Teams

The leadership style that the leaders adopt during engagement is critical in gaining team member support for building a positive thinking team. The challenge is in deciding whether to adopt an engagement focused leadership style that emphasizes human behavior characteristics such as personalities, or to a task-oriented leadership style that focuses on the work needed to be performed and the tools to be used.

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Wild West to the Agile Manifesto — Jim Highsmith

TL; DR: Hands-on Agile #52: Jim Highsmith & the Agile Manifesto On August 17, 2023, we had the opportunity to interview Jim Highsmith about the path to agile product development: From Wild West to the co-authoring the Agile Manifesto. ? Watch the video now : Jim Highsmith & the Agile Manifesto — Hands-on Agile 52. ? Get notified when the Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide book is available !

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Collaboration Across Departments: Breaking Silos for Improved Business Performance


In today’s business landscape, fostering collaboration across different departments is crucial for success. Unfortunately, organizational silos exist, hampering employee interactions, compromising productivity, and preventing progress. Many companies encounter silos in their organizations in various forms. Consider data silos: Only 22 percent of business leaders say their teams share information effectively.

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Avoid Best Effort Mentality AND Get the Agile Culture You Want

Leading Agile

“Technical agility is the underlying precondition for process agility, which is the underlying precondition for organizational agility, which is the underlying precondition for business agility. No amount of leadership attitude or mindset will change this.” — Mike Cottmeyer, CEO LeadingAgile Video Transcript We want a culture in the organization that is safe and is collaborative and does empower people and does enable the people closest to the technology and to the customers to make

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[VLOG] Use Scrum, Bash Scrum Or Ignore Scrum? 4 Steps To Help You Decide

Have you found yourself sucked into those mind-numbing, soul crushing debates on whether you should use Scrum, bash Scrum or ignore Scrum? Would you like a fresh approach to help you decide which option might be best for you and more importantly, how you can get more out of your Scrum adoption if you choose to use it? In this video, I will share a 4 step approach that will help you take a fresh look at Scrum and avoid the biggest mistake I made as a new Scrum Coach in the early stages of my care

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Podcast Scrum ?? Ep. 31 - A domanda risposta: come si prendono le decisioni in maniera efficace all'interno di uno Scrum Team?

In questo episodio del Podcast , rispondo alla domanda: "come si prendono le decisioni in maniera efficace all'interno di uno Scrum Team?". Esploro come i valori Scrum e l'empirismo possono aiutare le persone ed i team a prendere decisioni efficaci. Condivido la mia esperienza in materia e qualche astuzia da mettere in pratica al lavoro rapidamente per far sì che le decisioni siano prese rapidamente e aumentino l'agilità del team.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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What’s the Right Level of Detail?

How much detail is enough? How much is too much? When it comes to Product Backlog Items, it can be challenging to find that “Goldilocks Point” of getting it “just right”. In this Responsive Advisors Lightning Round question, PST's Jason Malmstadt, and Gregory Crown and I tackle this issue with some disagreement among the group! Which one makes the most sense to you?