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The Three Things Every Project Manager Must Know about Project Governance

Ron Rosenhead

It covers the very important topic of project governance. Project Governance is often seen as getting in the Way. Good Governance Adds Value. But good governance is not about meddling. Project governance is an essential discipline. Done well, it adds huge value to the project management process and benefits your organisation. So, if you had to know just three things about project governance, what would they be? Good Governance Sets Direction.

Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tad Haas’ How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success. Tad: The conversation today is built off a white paper called Innovation and Portfolio Management Office.

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Using Digital Transformation to Be More Efficient

ProjectManager.com

Digital solutions are providing companies with new innovations and creative ways to tackle old problems more efficiently. Digital transformation is a way to get more innovative and take something beyond what a tweak of traditional methods might offer. Digital transformation can be something as narrow as deciding to go paperless, or as wide as impacting entire segments of society, such as governance, mass communications, art, medicine and science.

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Top 11 Cities for Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

The Australian government has granted two initiatives close to Brisbane major project status. The other site is operated by Hydroganics and the plan there is to develop a medicinal cannabis cultivation and processing facility with around 10 hectares of greenhouses.

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How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

We do it as children, we do it as teenagers (often terrifying our parents in the process) and we do it as adults. Modelling is the reason we don’t want our children to hang out with “the wrong sort of influence” and it is the reason we want them to hang out with “the right sort of people”. You are likely to notice more creativity and innovation, the mood in the room is uplifting. Ruth Pearce knows everything there is to know about motivating your project team.

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Project Leadership In Uncertain Environments with Carole Osterweil

Girl's Guide to PM

Amongst her other consulting commitments, she is one of a handful of Project Academy coaches working with Cranfield University and PA Consulting to support the UK Government’s drive to increase senior project and programme management capability across government. In an unordered environment so much is changing on so many fronts that it seems impossible to keep up, let alone influence the way forward.

What Makes a Brilliant Project Leader?

Girl's Guide to PM

They communicate the project plan and focus on processes, systems and procedures like an effective monitor and control cycle. They are prepared to innovate and make courageous decisions that challenge the boundaries. Your function is therefore to focus on the leadership aspects – perhaps on stakeholder management and governance. Dr. Mike Clayton is an author and speaker specialising in project and change management, leadership, influence, and risk. Mike Clayton.

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Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?

Digite

To trace the origins of this concept that sounds so innovative, we have to go back to the year 1956. He says, “The difference today is that machines are going after people with college degrees, political influence and Twitter accounts. This allows the processing of large datasets quickly and cost-effectively. The more information is available for processing, the more the AI systems can learn and the more accurate their predictions and decisions will be.

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4 Project Management Trends of 2020: What to Prepare for?

Epicflow Blog

So, can you speak about artificial intelligence in project management if you still control all the related processes and make important decisions by yourself? Moreover, we’re subsidized by the Dutch government to research artificial intelligence in project management.

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Project Manager or Project Leader? What’s the Difference?

Online PM Courses

You also need to be an excellent communicator, able to: forge strong relationships, motivate people to play their part in your project, secure collaboration and co-operation, influence stakeholders at all levels, and. Focus on processes, systems and procedures. Relies on governance, hierarchies and controls. Prepared to innovate and make courageous decisions. And no effective Project Leader can lead a team without being able to manage the people and processes involved.

2018 81

Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

Traditional approaches, which are typically more lengthy and linear in fashion, may inhibit the flow of innovation and value through your organization, and as such, making it challenging to undergo a Lean-Agile transformation without transforming your organization’s approach to portfolio management. A project-based funding structure creates a slower, more complicated budgeting process that requires estimates, plans, and details far before they are able to be accurate.

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100+ Tech Conferences and Events to Attend in Europe 2020

Teamweek

In their words: Founded in 2005 as an intimate gathering of friends DLD (Digital – Life – Design) has developed into Europe’s leading innovation conference for visionaries from around the globe. In their words: What is influence in UX? They matter in society and governance.

2020 52

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

In 2018, I plan to expand my book, Project Management for Creatives , into a full course, and dive more deeply into resources that guide successful implementation of tools, process and systems in the simplest way possible. I think when we think about how we are delivering our projects, we need to focus on Business Value, Customer Satisfaction, Governance and less about coming in on time and budget.

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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

And I was working for this VP that was like really super cool, is very into agile and we were coming up with really creative things for like team formation strategies and agile governance, all stuff. We have to figure out how to install governance.

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This is why your company doesn’t make real progress, although everyone works so hard.

Scrum.org

However, the organisation has a policy that allows the team release their increment only after a painful process that is governed by external approvers and only as a part of a monolith code base in sync with other teams, on a specific date.

2020 61

 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

What does it look like when we’re trying to figure out how to do agile governance? Not only at the team level, but at the program level at the portfolio level, at the strategy level, like at the macro level of governance and that was kind of the problem that we really set off to solve.

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Agile Unplugged: EP01 | Mike Cottmeyer and Brian Sondergaard

Leading Agile

Poppendieck was an influence for me, no doubt, and several others in those days. But sure, it was heavily influenced by Mary Poppendieck. Listen to the SoundNotes Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to SoundNotes on: Apple Podcasts. Google Play. Spotify. Soundcloud.

2020 89

48 Experts Share Their #1 Tip for New Project Managers

Wrike

Not surprisingly, these process fanatics shared a plethora of great tips to help newcomers succeed in this ever-changing area of work. Following the PM process and keeping up with all the communication tools like the risk log, issue log, schedule, and deliverables should all take a back seat to leading your team. Build a culture of sharing and innovation to build a strong team. Foster a culture where everyone’s ideas are heard to allow more innovation to take place.

6 Critical Lessons in Organisational Agility from the COVID-19 crisis

Scrum.org

Last century’s Scientific Management is the key influence. They want the innovation, speed and agility of a start-up combined with the size and scale of a larger firm. Set by the NZ Government for the COVID-19 crisis, it is obvious what is being asked, but more importantly, why.

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Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

Again, it was kinda like, which process do you pick? – The thing that we were looking at was, how do you look at an organization by what it produces, by the outcomes that it does, instead of by completing projects, or by the processes. – Is the process Got it?

2020 67

Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

Herding Cats

Take for example the deployment of an ERP system, the installation, and startup of a process control system, the release of a suite of embedded software controllers for a car, aircraft, petrochemical plant. The programmatic risks are within the control or influence of the Program Management or Program Executive Office, through managerial actions applied to the work activities contained in the Integrated Master Schedule.

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Wrike vs Asana – which PM tool works best for YOU?

BeeWits

When you’re making the critical decision of choosing a project management system for your team, there are two names which will come up over and over again – in this post, we will present you with a detailed review of Wrike vs Asana as seen from the eyes of a project manager and team members collaborating on a specific tasks and processes. Processes in teams working within different niches tend to differ significantly.

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

So start here to build your academic foundation, that can be put to work to build a foundation of validated experience of making estimates in the presence of uncertainty and protect yourself from fallacious claims that estimates are a waste, not needed, and produce bad resulting in the decision making process for those paying you to produce value. Alexander, “Estimation of the New Agile XP Process Model for Medium-Scale Projects Using Industrial Case Studies,” M.

Radio Show Transcript - My Experience with Transformation Costa Rica - Recorded April 6, 2018

PM That Works

You know a lot of this came from the John Maxwell team and the people that I've been working with in one of the biggest influences in my life over the last three or four years has been the power of mentorship and in really having somebody speak into me and really helped me grow my influence and understand how to influence it. And quite frankly I think the greatest power in project management is the power of influence. And so they started to get the process.

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Experts Share Their Best Tips for New Project Managers

DigitalPM

Not surprisingly, these process fanatics shared a plethora of great tips to help newcomers succeed in this ever-changing area of work. Following the PM process and keeping up with all the communication tools like the risk log, issue log, schedule, and deliverables should all take a back seat to leading your team. Build a culture of sharing and innovation to build a strong team. Foster a culture where everyone’s ideas are heard to allow more innovation to take place.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

The same process for estimating is applied to multi-billion dollar projects we work. And the same process is applied to the Scrum development processes on those projects. . Here's some materials that provide the tools and processes needed to learn how to estimate. The Influence of Selection Bias on Effort Overruns in Software Development Projects,” Magne Jørgensen, Simula Research Laboratory & Institute of Informatics , University of Oslo.

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. Lessons Learned from Real World Application of the Bow-Tie Method,” Steve Lewis and Kris Smith, 6 th Global Congress on Process Safety , American Institute of Chemical Engineers, March 22?24, Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999. Innovation and Risk Management,” Eduardo Manuel, MPRA Paper No.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. Lessons Learned from Real World Application of the Bow-Tie Method,” Steve Lewis and Kris Smith, 6 th Global Congress on Process Safety , American Institute of Chemical Engineers, March 22?24, Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999. Innovation and Risk Management,” Eduardo Manuel, MPRA Paper No.

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Belbin Team Roles: Theory and Practice

ActiveCollab

The three cerebral roles are: Plant - comes up with innovative, ground-breaking solutions. Their usual occupations are administrators, solicitors, government officials, and corporate planners. So, when making a team, take your time with the recruitment process , and choose your team members carefully - because in the end, they will be the ones who bring you success or failure. Why is your team successful? Why is your team failing? Dr. Belbin has an answer.

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The Making of the Brand-New PSPO-A Training Class

Scrum.org

When we designed the first version of the course, we structured it around the four stakeholder types; Users, Providers, Influencers and Governance stakeholders. The Product Owner stances are; the Visionary, the Innovator, the Influencer, the Decision Maker, the Collaborator and the Customer Representative. Finally, it’s here! An advanced and certified Professional Scrum Product Owner-Advanced class, with PSPO-II certification!