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


A study by BCG/MIT finds that 90% of executives deem sustainability to be important, yet only 60% of companies incorporate sustainability as part of their business strategy, and even less (25%) integrate sustainability into the core of their business model.

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Managing Virtual Teams Successfully

The IIL Blog

Tuckman model of forming-storming-norming-performing), they can benefit from a Simple Interactive Meaningful Practical Learning Exercise (SMILE). Sustaining motivation through the number of reported productive hours. Evolution of Learning Exercises for Collaboration. No one author or source can take credit for the evolution of learning exercises for virtual teams. Types of Interactive Exercises. By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT .

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5 Insider Tips and Tricks for Working Well as a Remote Team

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Jane Courtnell of Process Street. I work at Process Street, whose entire workforce operates remotely. Tip #2: Take control of your business processes. And for this, you need to document your business processes.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020


This project management conference covers topics such as the project management framework and its terminology, process groups and the nine knowledge areas of the PMBOK. The event focuses on sustainability in projects, programs and portfolios, with a long-term and enterprise-level view.

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How I ended up becoming a (Professional) Scrum trainer

Gunther Verheyen

I had been closely following up on the emergence and growth of Scrum.org as it coincided with a personal process of professional recovery. I experienced it as an expression of “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools”. It wasn’t too sustainable (I guess).

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Project Termination Guide for Successful Failure & Minimum Blowbacks


Termination by starvation, therefore, is the act of depriving a project of necessary resources it needs to sustain its ongoing activities. This makes senior management an important part of the decision process of whether to terminate a project. The process to follow is Risk Management.

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Adkar Model - Change Competency Assessment


This step can be implemented through guidance notes, processes, training, or a demonstration. Regardless of your situation, the first step in the assessment and competency development process is to take the time to reflect on your current situation, that is, to identify your as-is state.

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Product Mindset: Encouraging Ownership in a Scrum Team


Learn more about how to kick-off this process with an initial day-long product mindset workshop for your Scrum team. The Steps and Exercises of the Product Mindset Workshop. 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


Project management is as much about people as it is about processes. Why you should read this: Once you master the materials inside the PMBOK you’ll have a process for initiating and successfully running any project. It’s a deceptively simple process.

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The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

Can the average organization actually become a disruptive leader just by adopting the structures, tools and processes from the real disruptive leaders? The claimed benefits:   By eliminating the handoffs between development teams and sustainment teams, more knowledge about the system, and how to extend it, is retained. D efects O verproduction W aiting N on-utilized talent T ransportation I nventory excess M otion waste E xtra processing.

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6 Tips to Boost Team Motivation for Your Agile Team


In this blog, we attempt to highlight the top six practices that you can implement and practice today to sustain and boost team motivation. Jennise Chaffold has more than two decades of leadership experience in developing strategies to help organizations by keeping processes and people in sync. It is important to have this balance to avoid work burnout and sustain productive teams for a longer time period.

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32 Time Management Tips To Work Less and Play More


Batch-process your emails and catch up on phone calls in your downtime. Use these idle times to answer emails on your phone, catch up on missed calls and messages, stretch/exercise, relax or meditate. It takes work for ideas to turn into sustainable habits.

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20 Questions from New Scrum Master to the Development Team


Secondly, as a rule of thumb, I would expect the Development Team to spend at least 20 % of their capacity on keeping technical debt at bay to ensure the path to a sustainable level of business agility. Are you involved in the hiring process of new Development Team members?

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Expert’s Opinions: Keeping Teams Productive at Work


What has worked for our WFH employees to sustain their productivity is adhering to a process called *time audit*. With the time audit process, they’ve become more conscious of their pending tasks and have become more motivated to perform beyond their margins.

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Agile NXT Future Friday retrospect

Henny Portman

To become good in reteaming you can look e.g. at techniques like pair programming or MOB programming to speed up the process of integrating new members or create a checklist to facilitate on-boarding and make sure the questions are definitely a lot of fun to answer. This will speed up the process of teaming too and ultimately you will have more engaged teams. Based on this video the question was asked if this design thinking process could be used for organization changes too?

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions (2): Internal Stakeholders & Product Roadmaps


The free 71 Product Owner Interview Questions PDF is not merely listing the questions, but also contains background information on: Why the questions are useful in the process, and…. Generally, it is a process that will take time, and there are no shortcuts available.

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Why Should I Attend a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Foundations Course?


How does Scrum framework help us develop and sustainable deliver complex products? How do the Scrum Roles, Events, Artifacts enable and ensure this empirical process works? The rules, roles, and principles of Scrum are leveraged during the exercises.

An IPMA virtual mega project award assessment: what a challenge!

Henny Portman

The model is based on Total Quality Management and related models such as EFQM and identifies three areas: People & Purpose, Processes & Resources and Project Results. I asked for a process intervention. Introduction.

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Expert Roundup: The Good And The Bad Of Project Management Software

Paymo App

Complex projects that involve a large number of resources, people, and processes could use a handy friend: project management software. Unfortunately, these benefits are eroded when organizations don’t do sufficient due diligence in the evaluation, selection, implementation, and sustainment of these tools. Looking at individual project manager support we have to ensure that PM software can safeguard the use of standard processes and templates.

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Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners


They provide a better understanding and also help us to work sustainably over a long period. The retrospective process consists of two words: Retro – meaning recent past, and. You can define the retrospective process as: “A recurring workshop in which the team looks back on their work over a period, reflects upon it, and learns. The team applies this learning in future work to improve people, processes, and products.”.

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Being You

Stepping Into Project Management

To sustain as a professional, its required that every single one of us are are in shape and get the checkups done on time. Exercise Often It's medically proven that people who do regular physical activity have: up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes, up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer. Try to incorporate as much of it as you can in your diet and avoid fatty, processed foods. Being yourself should be simple.

The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

Can the average organization actually become a disruptive leader just by adopting the structures, tools and processes from the real disruptive leaders? The claimed benefits:   By eliminating the handoffs between development teams and sustainment teams, more knowledge about the system, and how to extend it, is retained. D efects O verproduction W aiting N on-utilized talent T ransportation I nventory excess M otion waste E xtra processing.

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How to Be a Better Manager in Just Two Words


The next day, I dropped them off to be mailed and thought about what I’d learned during the process and why practicing gratitude made me feel so good. Actively being grateful at work is one of the most effective ways to create and sustain a positive, productive work culture.

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Agile Laws & Distributed Teams: From Conway to Goodhart to Parkinson


The idea has been around for several years: design the teams according to the product requirements and give them autonomy to create the best possible solution from both a value proposition and an organizational sustainability perspective. TL; DR: Agile Laws and Remote Agile.

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Five Steps to Rapid Recovery of Failing Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Figure 1: Overview of the Rapid Assessment and Recovery Process. The charter process ensures that this is accomplished before proceeding. The development of the recovery plan takes into consideration how the RPM will address people and personnel issues, the specific project management processes that will be employed moving forward, and the decisions that need to be made relative to the product/service which is the output of the project. Sustained control is necessary.

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How To Be Unbeatable At Creative Project Management


The first step in this process is fully understand what you're up against. The process of laying bricks has remained largely unchanged for decades, but the tools to build a website change every few years. But you also have to embrace newer technologies, processes, and best practices. Clients frequently have unrealistic expectations and little idea how the creative process actually unfolds ( Image source ). Educate clients about the creative process.

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The secrets and science of a productive four day workweek


We’re only part-way through the process, but are already enjoying the benefits of this change. Step 1: Get organized with tools, processes, and expectations. And working longer hours isn’t a sustainable source of competitive advantage. Working longer hours isn’t a sustainable source of competitive advantage. Step 1: Get organized with tools, processes, and expectations. As well as putting together processes for how you should use your tools.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions (2): Internal Stakeholder & Product Roadmaps


The free 71 Product Owner Interview Questions PDF is not merely listing the questions, but also contains background information on: Why the questions are useful in the process, and…. Generally, it is a process that will take time, and there are no shortcuts available.

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Risk-aware Product Development (a.k.a. Scrum)


The Risk Burndown Exercise. An exercise I often use to get this point across is to ask people in the room to draw a chart of the amount of risk/uncertainty in their projects from initiation all the way to the moment all risk/uncertainty has been exposed. the X axis reflects the time or stages in their "Stage-gate process". "There's no predictability/commitment in Agile/Scrum".

Project Management Vs. Leadership – How nTask evolved From an Early Start up to a Robust Industry Competitor


You will have sustainable allies based around mutual trust. Consider placing a multi-step process to filter out deserving applicants. Meanwhile, it’s the leaders’ job to oversee whether that project manager is properly exercising his rights or not. Project management often reflects tangible results that managers crave. However, a lot of that success factor is riding on proper planning and execution.

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The Agile Manifesto from a Lean Perspective


Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage”. Agile processes promote sustainable development. Overloading the team in an attempt to compensate is not sustainable over time. The need to maintain a sustainable pace in lean practice can hardly be overemphasized. However, it’s the exercise itself which is important.

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A Digital Service Canvas for Government and Enterprise


Maurya envisioned iterating through multiple versions of a canvas as quickly as possible until a sustainable business model is found. Nevertheless, it can be an interesting exercise (hint: time is money and there are various types of waste an organization could reasonably hope to avoid). The stakeholders in a large, traditional enterprise are unlikely to recognize the iterative and emergent search for a sustainable business model.

13 GDPR Requirements Needed for Total Compliance (and Changes You Can Make Today)


Step 4: Find your lawful basis for processing personal data. Instead, it’s designed to help companies be more transparent about how they use data, build trust with users, and grow in a way that’s sustainable, not shady. These rights apply across the EU, regardless of where the data is processed and where the company is established. This is a great opportunity to field questions and ask for specific situations where you’ll need to update your processes to be compliant.

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7 Steps to Build a Continuous Improvement Culture


It is a quality philosophy that includes improvement of the product, the processes the design and produce them, and the way the teams carry out those processes. For example, the old way would take a product, get it into its category, optimize the process, and sit back and make money. A product or a process will likely never be “good enough.” The routine is key to sustaining it. You need serious commitment and sustained energy.

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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

And then the process developed a point of view around kind of why companies were jacking it up. And so sustainable business agility. This is Mike Cottmeyer's talk from AgileIndy 2021 on The Executive's Guide to Why Agile Transformation Fails. Transcript.

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5 Reasons Projects Get Delayed – And How to Get Them Back on Track


Many times along a project process, you’ll find yourself needing to make decisions that will affect the steps following. The second group saw evenly spaced signs of progress throughout the process. Only 47% of projects finish on time — That’s less than half of all projects.

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Experiments, Practices, and Strategies for being a Remote Scrum Master


Start a “Scrum Question of the Week” exercise. The Scrum Master facilitates the empirical process of Scrum by helping teams find the best way to make work transparent and to inspect and adapt. Especially when working remotely, having a clear structure, process and rhythm are important.

Management 3.0 Practices in Action


We didn’t ask individuals to delve into their thought process behind how they ordered it. We ran the exercise in three parts, one with the team, one with the product owner, and the other with the engineering manager. We captured all three perspectives and showcased them to everyone to make them understand the thought process of others. We continued checking in with the process, and the delegation evolved. Management 3.0

The Kanban perspective on Teams


I personally believe that even if kanban the tool doesn't talk about teams (obviously since it's just a visualization and process-driving tool), despite the fact that the Kanban Method for evolutionary change doesn't talk about teams (obviously since it starts from where you are, respecting your current structure, letting changes be pulled from actual need), more effective patterns for team formation will emerge when Kanban is used professionally. . To Team or not to Team?


Integrated Master Plan - Revisited

Herding Cats

This document outlines an approach to support program and project teams in developing effective integrated execution plans for weapons systems and subsystems and component acquisition, modification, and sustainment. CAMs are available to generate the bottom-up detail planning that fits with the top-down planning of the IMP development process. There are at least two types of narratives that may be considered for an IMP; Process Narratives and Task Narratives.