Mon.Dec 04, 2023

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Propelling Digital Transformation Beyond Vision with Evidence-Based Management

Let's face it: Any successful digital transformation journey begins with a clear vision. But what moves it forward? The answer lies in evidence. The Evidence-Based Management (EBM) method ensures your journey doesn't stall at the vision stage but progresses forward, fueled by hard data and tangible insights. What Is Digital Transformation? Digital transformation refers to integrating digital technologies into all business areas, resulting in fundamental changes to operations and delivering value

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Episode 190 – Meta-Leadership: Integrating Thinking, Emotion, and Behavior


The podcast by project managers for project managers. Constance Dierickx lays out a new paradigm for leadership that offers a way to synthesize thinking, emotion, and behavior. Meta-leadership goes beyond conventional leadership attributes, emphasizing not only the possession of knowledge and skills but also a keen sense of observation and discernment.


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Enhancing Stakeholder Engagement in Scrum Sprint Reviews

When it comes to Scrum Sprint reviews, one fundamental question often emerges: What do my stakeholders care about? Understanding this is the cornerstone of effective stakeholder engagement. In my experience as a Scrum practitioner, I've observed that a Sprint review's success hinges on how well the Scrum team – comprising the product owner, developers, and Scrum master – aligns its objectives with the stakeholders' interests.

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Efficiency Unleashed: How Practice Management Tools Transform Patient Experiences

Tactical Project Management

Implementing practice management tools revolutionizes patient care in today's fast-paced healthcare environment. These digital aids, from electronic health records (EHRs) to online appointment systems, reshape how healthcare providers operate and interact with their patients. The post Efficiency Unleashed: How Practice Management Tools Transform Patient Experiences appeared first on Tactical Project Management.

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Acclaim Projects Helps Deliver Innovation Projects on Time and on Budget

This large intercity transportation company for people and freight employs 100+ IT employees and contractors across North America and Europe and spends $10MM annually for approximately 50 inflight projects. The company needed the right financial tools to budget for innovation initiatives and real-time information on spending and forecasting. This transportation company turned to Acclaim Projects by Sopheon to help deliver projects on time and within budget.

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The Ten Principles of Evidence-Based Leadership

Navigating leadership in complex work environments demands a nuanced approach, blending various tactics, practices, frameworks, and strategies. The road to success is multifaceted, requiring leaders to navigate and adapt to evolving situations within complex domains adeptly. Inspiration for these principles was drawn from a spectrum of established concepts and practices across a diverse set of work domains.

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How to Measure and Tackle Context Switching: A Practical Guide

In today’s fast-paced work environment, the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously is often seen as a valuable skill. However, this multitasking often involves what is known as “context switching”, which can significantly impact productivity, increased error rates, creativity and job satisfaction. Understanding how to measure and tackle context switching is crucial for individuals and organizations aiming to optimize their flow of value delivery.

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Exploring the Role of Business Architecture in Large-Scale Transformation

Leading Agile

Mike Cottmeyer sits down with two LeadingAgile consultants, Melissa Roberts and Len Greski, to discuss the value of business architecture, how it enables Transformation, and some of the things that are preventing business architecture from achieving real results.

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“The Sprint Review is Just a Demo” and other Scrum myths

Scrum is a framework, not a set of work instructions. The Scrum framework guides the way individuals interact and work together to deliver complex products. The flexibility of Scrum is its strength. The true power of Scrum lies in its simplicity and flexibility. Scrum relies upon the intelligence of those using it to figure out the best way to apply Scrum in their unique environment.

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What is self management? How to take control of your personal productivity


In the era of hybrid work, managing your productivity and mental well-being has never been more important. But while many people believe they get more work done away from the office, a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found workers could actually be up to 18% less productive when working from home. Now, this isn’t another of the many calls to return to the office.

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Strategic Finance Essentials: A Project Manager’s Guide to Financial Impact

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar - Sopheon’s Director of Product Management

Empower yourself as a project manager with insights that directly influence the financial landscape and strategic direction of your organization! Join us for a deep dive into the world of financial strategy, as we dissect key metrics that drive CFOs and business leaders’ investment decisions.This session will equip you with the necessary tools to craft compelling business cases as well as a comprehensive understanding of the crucial distinction between capital expenditure and operational expendi

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Why Succeed When You Can Fail? A Guide to Missing Sprint Goals

TL; DR: Missing Sprint Goals Do you excel in the art of setting unattainable, imposed, or plain non-existing Sprint Goals? In other words, are you good at missing Sprint Goals with regularity? If not, don’t worry; help is on the way! In this article, we’ll explore how to consistently miss the mark. For example, enjoy the thrill of cherry-picking unrelated backlog items and defining success by sheer output, not outcome.

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How KPIs Can Help Your Creative Agency Thrive

Function Point

The creative industry is a fast-paced, ever-evolving realm, and every day brings fresh challenges and opportunities. Competition in the crowded creative agency space is fierce. New startups are entering the market daily, so there’s no room for complacency. As an agency owner, you get caught up with numerous tasks. You juggle lots of competing priorities every day.

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Business Value in Agile organizations

Recently, I have been talking about customer value a lot. This perspective has been shared here. It is time to share some thoughts about business value for organizations. This blog is a continuation of my previous one , where I mainly focused on customers. It is widely known that companies exist to make money, satisfy shareholders, and investors, increase market share, etc.

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Everything About Online Proofing and How to Find the Right Tool for Your Agency

Function Point

Do you know that 50% of work activities can be automated using technology, leading to higher productivity? Among several other repetitive, time-consuming tasks that you perform daily at your creative agency, proofing is a major task that can be automated easily. Research shows that approvals (during proofing workflow) can be improved by 36% by switching to automation.

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3 ‘Must-Dos’ for Addressing Digital Transformation Challenges

Digital transformation projects are crucial, with global spending projected to hit $3.4 trillion by 2026. However, they often fail at a rate of about 70%. To enhance success: Employee Buy-in: Acknowledge concerns and establish a change management team to communicate benefits transparently. Identify Processes and Tools: Form a digital transformation office to establish metrics, workstream lifecycles, data capture, and tool selection.

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How OKRs Can Propel Startups to New Heights?


Does your company struggle with setting objectives and keeping employees engaged and aligned? You are not alone. From the tiniest 3-person startup to the behemoth 20 thousand people enterprise, organizations of all sizes suffer with this challenge. Lucky for them—and you—the OKR framework is of great help in this exact scenario. Many people, though, wonder whether OKRs work for startups, and why businesses, in general, use them.

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