5 Key Goal Setting Exercises for High-Performing Engineering Teams (from Google, LinkedIn, DropBox, and more)

Planio

Goal-setting exercise 1: Effective goal-setting starts at the top and cascades down. Goal-setting exercise 2: Get clear about your culture of goal-setting. Goal setting exercise 3: Use OKRs to choose the right goals for your engineering team. As a general rule, Weiner and the leadership at Google suggest setting 3–5 personal OKRs for any given quarter. Goal setting exercise 4: Use MMOM metrics to measure your goal progress.

Agile 2018 Conference – Unraveling Team Dependencies

Leading Answers

Through case studies and exercises, we explore the hidden impacts of well-intentioned small teams. Agile Project Management Leadership Lean NoProjects Risk Management Tailoring Approaches Teams Theory of Constraints Travel Warning SignsI am excited to be presenting on the Enterprise Agile track at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego, August 7. I have worked with several organizations this year that had issues with work dependencies between teams.

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Agile 2018 Conference – Unraveling Team Dependencies

Leading Answers

Through case studies and exercises, we explore the hidden impacts of well-intentioned small teams. Agile Project Management Leadership Lean NoProjects Risk Management Tailoring Approaches Teams Theory of Constraints Travel Warning SignsI am excited to be presenting on the Enterprise Agile track at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego, August 7. I have worked with several organizations this year that had issues with work dependencies between teams.

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Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

ProjectManager.com

Know when to “lean in” or “lean back.” Sometimes you have to lean in and lean back at the same time, depending on the situation. Practice Self-Care: It’s a hard road, so take care of yourself: sleep, exercise and eat healthy. Number two, some wanna know when do I know when to lean in or lean back? Leadership Project Management Training VideosWomen are reaching the highest rungs of the corporate ladder.

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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. Sharpening the Saw: Building Your Skills and Knowledge In addition to organizational change management, consultants need ready access to credible research that supports their ideas—along with frameworks, training materials and exercises to perform that reinforces this work with a variety of stakeholders. Agile Project Management Leadership

What Do Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google Look for in Project Managers?

Epicflow Blog

Brilliant leadership skills. Program Management Professional (PgMP) is a certification for those who orchestrate multiple projects and want to advance their leadership skills and improve performance.

The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

They aim to instil lean concepts of respect for people, minimization of waste, and value delivery. Handoffs are very wasteful—they contribute to the eight lean DOWNTIME wastes…. There is nothing wrong with buying the same kind of shoes as Michael Jordan wore (heck, if the placebo effect gets you exercising more, they were likely a good purchase). Agile Project Management Leadership NoProjects TeamsTransformations are flavor of the month.

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How to Keep your Team Productive in Uncertain Times

MPUG

During uncertain times, it can feel like our power and choices have been taken from us, but we can still lean on our values and choose how we want to act and be every single day. Exercise, good nutrition, and proper amounts of sleep are proven to enhance productivity and reduce stress.

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Review People Over Process

Henny Portman

Levine wrote with People Over Process – Leadership for Agility a very pragmatic and down to earth book about leadership and agile projects. The classic formulation of agile in the Agile Manifesto has no role for leadership. See the Quick Reference Card leadership for agilty.

How to Handle Negative Emotions at Work so You’re Always Calm Under Pressure

Project Bliss

You’ll improve your emotional intelligence, leadership, and overall job performance. Exercise can be a good way to get it out of your system emotionally and relieve any tension you may feel from getting angry.

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10 Career-Limiting Mistakes To Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

However, you should also make it clear that this is not your project anymore and they are responsible, otherwise they’ll lean on you for a long time. You’re managing a piece of work, so step up and do it otherwise you are not showing demonstrable leadership.

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How to Write a Business Case

ProjectManager.com

In fact, in some lean or agile organizations, over-reliance on documentation is seen as a clear impediment to innovation and collaboration. Now, it’s not just an exercise to appease senior leadership.

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The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

They aim to instil lean concepts of respect for people, minimization of waste, and value delivery. Handoffs are very wasteful—they contribute to the eight lean DOWNTIME wastes…. There is nothing wrong with buying the same kind of shoes as Michael Jordan wore (heck, if the placebo effect gets you exercising more, they were likely a good purchase). Agile Project Management Leadership NoProjects TeamsTransformations are flavor of the month.

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A Project Manager’s Guide to Writing Well: 21 Writing Tips to Keep Communication and Collaboration Moving

Planio

Out of all the project management skills we attribute to great teams–planning, leadership, decision-making, etc.–writing A good exercise is to ruthlessly condense your idea. From Jan Asplund: hey, question, do you know of any good examples of though leadership articles we've done?

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Best 2020 Online Courses, Events, and Resources for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

You can choose one of the following seminars: Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master: For Professionals New to Agile, Aligning the Organization Through Portfolio Management , Team Member Engagement: Alignment Up, Down, and Across the Organization, Program Management Master Class with Michel Thiry.

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Product Mindset: Encouraging Ownership in a Scrum Team

Scrum.org

The Steps and Exercises of the Product Mindset Workshop. Once the Product Owner has refreshed the team’s understanding of what the product vision is, we move on to the product box exercise. Allocate about 45 minutes to the product box exercise. .

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The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020

Planio

The best books for crafting your leadership qualities. True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable. However, instead of leaning heavily on theory, it uses real-world examples to illustrate how these scenarios play out.

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What is a Stakeholder in Project Management?

Planio

No matter how agile and lean you try to run your projects there are inevitably going to be a lot of people involved in getting you from project proposal to launch day. Project team members: The group working on the project and following the project manager’s leadership. As you go through these exercises, don’t forget that stakeholders are ultimately people. If it takes a village to raise a child, then it’s safe to say it takes a whole city to run a project.

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Four Challenges for Virtual Teams in Startups

ProjectManager.com

It simply takes presence of mind to exercise them all continuously. Related: How to Manage with Servant Leadership. One approach I particularly like leans heavily on Honda’s Waigaya process. One of the biggest changes in project management in the last few years has been the rise of virtual teams. First, it was multinational corporations that had to grasp the challenge of coordinating people in different locations.

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Talent Management of The Future

Leading Answers

At the time the authors were talking mainly about recruiting for leadership roles and the importance of finding people who possess: "a sharp strategic mind, leadership ability, communications skills, the ability to attract and inspire people, entrepreneurial instincts, functional skills, and the ability to deliver results." When we read through this list anyone familiar with the agile mindset will likely see connections to agile and lean values.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions

Scrum.org

A Product Owner is a leadership role, yielding no authority in a traditional management sense. Suppose a person or a group of individuals, for example, a product council, exercises control over the Product Backlog. Both serve in leadership roles without yielding any authority.

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Comparing Nexus and SAFe - Similarities, Differences, potential synergies

Scrum.org

Lean/Agile Leadership. Both SAFe and Scrum/Nexus emphasize the need for a different style of leadership - leaders who serve, have a growth mindset, lead by example, live and breath Lean/Agile principles and practices, and strive for relentless improvement. .

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Talent Management of The Future

Leading Answers

At the time the authors were talking mainly about recruiting for leadership roles and the importance of finding people who possess: "a sharp strategic mind, leadership ability, communications skills, the ability to attract and inspire people, entrepreneurial instincts, functional skills, and the ability to deliver results." When we read through this list anyone familiar with the agile mindset will likely see connections to agile and lean values.

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70 Scrum Master Theses

Scrum.org

The role of a Scrum Master is primarily one of servant leadership and coaching. Sprint Planning with dysfunctional teams will only result in a futile and painful exercise. Read more : Retrospective Exercises Repository.). TL; DR: 70 Scrum Master Theses.

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Scrum Master Interview Questions (1): Scrum Master Role

Scrum.org

The role of a Scrum Master is primarily one of servant leadership and coaching. Such guidance should not, however, become an exercise in protective parenting — a team must be allowed to learn from their failures. TL; DR: Scrum Master Interview Questions (1).

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The Subtle Difference Between Skills and Traits

Scrum.org

Late in the second day of my PSM classes, I usually do an exercise with my students about skills and traits. Depending on the students ’ own context, other things like technical knowledge or leadership experience will complement the picture. Kanban, Lean. ).

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Guest Post: Dhaval Panchal on Satir Change Model

Stepping Into Project Management

Examples: Individuals working long hours compensate by not exercising or spending less time on family matters. Organizational leadership takes note of stealth agile implementations and appreciates their success. This helps them to find time for physical exercise, and taking care of their family. This is a phase where leadership has most influence and gets tested all the time.

Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 2: SIPOC Workshop Strategies

MPUG

Jeff Bongiovani: And just pausing on that for a moment, this all comes down to whatever management or leadership style, I realized there are two different things managers and leaders, but nevertheless, it’s what they’re used to.

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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

And all that stuff’s like really super important, but we have this debate internally quite a bit with my leadership team. That was a conversation we had on our morning call this morning with my whole leadership team and my entire consulting company.

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The Urge to Strangle(The Strangler Pattern)

Leading Agile

As they were working through the hands-on exercises, their lead Business Analyst asked, “Can Cucumber read Excel files?” The team stopped doing the workshop exercise and immediately put together a crude version of a Ruby script to read the Excel file, connect to CICS, and populate the CICS application with the data. If I may borrow an idea from the Lean school of thought, I might say there’s a tendency to optimize locally.

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Why the agile process is here to stay (and why it should!)

Runrun.it

For employees, agile also means less of the top-down approach to management — employees are much more free to express their thoughts and exercise their creativity.

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