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


Eventually, it comes down to the following approach: Strategic Leadership. Although leadership and management are arguably switchable roles, the usual chain of command goes from top to bottom. Arguably, project managers are responsible for doing both: i.e. leadership and management.

What are the tipping points for your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

While such milestones won’t help them forecast how much longer it might take to reach their ultimate goals, it can provide a leadership team with proof that things are continuing to move in the right direction.

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9 Inspirational Teamwork Examples

Their music is the soundtrack of an era and continues to influence musicians to this day. That fertile soil that nourished and sustained them was far from their Liverpool home. Leadership The Project Manager Blog

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The secret to authentic leadership in projects

Susanne Madsen

Authenticity is a fundamental building block in project leadership. Leadership doesn’t come from emulating others or from blindly following a set of rules. It comes from a deeply personal approach which is rooted in who you are as a person.

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5 Ways to Lead a Change Management Initiative: Project Manager As Change Manager


social media marketing, product placement, SEO, sustainability, governance). The best people to enlist are the ones with a high interest in the outcome of the change and with a high ability to influence the organization. Featured Leadership Project Management Teams Tips

5 Kaizen Principles That Underpin the Methodology

But is there a unifying theory of improvement, and if so, can it be sustained? It’s been around in Japan since after World War II, though influenced by quality management ideas from the United States. Therefore, leadership must set goals for their teams that are not contradictory.

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Celebrating Women in Project Management

Even after all that time, women in project management are still a hidden key to our global and economic sustainability. It’s a process, a mindset and a shift to keep our global economy sustainable, innovative and engaged.

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5 Strategies to Improve Team Productivity on Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

And we want to make those habits sustainable. I think leadership comes from integrity – that you do whatever you ask others to do. People are influenced by the people around them. Wouldn’t life be better if your team were, well, just a little bit more productive?

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Leadership – ethical, authentic leadership is what helps get work done and set you apart from your peers. Successful project managers will be those that embrace the mantle of leadership. Throughout the project, leadership is simple – you serve your team.

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How do we encourage organizational adoption of an agile mindset?

Kiron Bondale

” Wouldn’t it be great if there was a red pill that could flip that switch in our heads and turn us into inspiring, empowering, servant-leadership aligned, waste-exterminating leaders? Changing mindset is all the rage in the agile community.

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How Cognitive Overload Impacts Productivity?


The prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that is required for sustained attention has a novelty-bias and our minds are suckers and are addicted to new information like a kid in a candy store. It is challenging to focus and sustain attention over long periods of time.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

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Influence – We considered Moz’s Domain Authority (DA) to predict how a website can rank on Google’s SERP. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence.

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What is VUCA?

Arras People

The responses are directly relevant to strategy, culture and leadership in all our organisations and businesses. influence everyone into action. sustained development of operational habits (new culture) that generate benefit flows. No it’s not Spock.

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Are we losing it?


The prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that is required for sustained attention has a novelty-bias and our minds are suckers and are addicted to new information like a kid in a candy store. It is challenging to focus and sustain attention over long periods of time.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Leadership – ethical, authentic leadership is what helps get work done and set you apart from your peers. Successful project managers are those that embrace the mantle of leadership. Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognised project leadership coach, trainer and consultant.

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How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes

Moira Alexander

With these three areas under our purview, we are able to more effectively influence change across the organization. Specifically, we have impacted nearly every area that influences a fan's experience with the Bulls: Ticketing, Sponsorship, Digital Content, Marketing, and Concessions," he says. Jason Levin (WGU) says that "probably the most successful project to date has been the Leadership and Communication course designed to educate students along the affective domain.

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Reinforcement for running retrospectives

Kiron Bondale

While this has some value, it pales in comparison to the influence which a self-organized, self-disciplined team can use on a team member who chronically ignores or forgets a good practice.

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11 Ways to Improve Collaboration Between Departments


This can be accomplished by having a cross-departmental kick-off meeting at the onset of a project, and invite leadership team to join the conversation and set the vision. Small wins help sustain momentum and motivation while breaking down barriers and silo walls.

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The Agile Transformation Challenge All Organizations Face

The IIL Blog

To build a support system that you will need to achieve sustainable success, people’s feelings and concerns require the respect and attention that is too often trivialized. Be aware of your influence on others. By Erik Krisko, Enterprise Transformation Coach and Consultant.

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Pulse of the Profession 2018: The Project Manager of the Future


Invest in actively engaged executive sponsors as they will use their influence within an organization to actively overcome challenges by communicating the project’s alignment to strategy, removing roadblocks, and driving organizational change. Sustainable development, climate change and renewable energy. They also need to have a blend of technical skills, leadership skills, and strategic and business management skills.

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Review AGILE NXT – New Insights for Agile Performance Management

Henny Portman

Measuring the Value of Business Agility (by Daria Nozhkina) shows that business agility generally adds value in three ways: it impacts the top line or the costs (or both); drives profitability; and contributes soft value which ensures that the profitability achieved is sustainable over the long term.

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Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?


According to International Data Corporation (IDC), by the end of 2018, at least 40% of organizations will have a fully staffed Digital Leadership Team versus a Single DX Executive Lead to accelerate enterprise-wide DX initiatives.

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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. When things don’t go as planned in case of project failure, team disputes or uncontrollable external negative influences, their morale can be affected.

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10 Essential Qualities of Great Project Managers

Project Bliss

Leadership. Leadership skills such as consensus building, motivating teams, influencing team members and stakeholders will all serve you well as a project manager. For more on leadership, read Top Leadership Skills and How to Develop Them.

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The 'death model' of change is done

Lynne Cazaly

I was facilitating a kick-off leadership workshop with a project team recently and that cliched phrase of "create the urgency" was trotted out endlessly. Sustaining high levels of engagement throughout a change program is a challenge. Coupled with leading your own cohort, you still need to maintain a strong sphere of leadership influence among peers and beyond. business agility change change leadership communicating change

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Webinar Recap: PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?


Many people confuse stewardship with leadership. Stewardship is different from leadership. Satya: Also, I have seen people saying stewardship is equal to servant leadership. Again, stewardship is much more than servant leadership. This, in one word is leadership.

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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. A couple years ago, I had somebody working with me on the leadership team, and I guess I was being a particular jerk that week or something.

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Culture Pockets

Pawel Brodzinski

Not everyone has equal influence over organizational culture. In fact, the higher in the hierarchy someone is the more influence they typically have. One specific type of decision I make, or at least strongly influence, is who gets promoted in my team.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

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strong leadership skills. Susanne Madsen, Project Leadership Coach, Facilitator, and Speaker @ Susanne Madsen International. Even just getting the right people to listen to you requires leadership skills, tact and creating rapport.

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Webinar Recap: Project Managers are Change Managers


Walter Stinnett: Then finally, once you have really instilled this excitement of change then that change needs to be implemented and sustained.

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Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

– Yeah, I’m not able, I don’t have enough influence or control, I don’t know, I think the real answer is, I don’t know how to exploit this new engine. Listen to the Agile Unplugged Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to Agile Unplugged on: Apple Podcasts.

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Guest Post: Dhaval Panchal on Satir Change Model

Stepping Into Project Management

Organizational leadership takes note of stealth agile implementations and appreciates their success. Actors who are compensating and sustaining late status quo find their situation is no longer tenable. This is a phase where leadership has most influence and gets tested all the time.

Tips for Introducing Granular Workload Organization to Your Project Team (Inspired by the Discussion at PMI LA Chapter)


– In his awesome best-seller “ Good to Great ,” Jim Collins said, “Sustained great results depend upon building a culture full of self-disciplined people who take disciplined action.” In “ The Power of Habit ,” Charles Duhigg concluded that a “huge body of research has shown that small wins have enormous power, an influence disproportionate to the accomplishments of the victories themselves.”.

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


According to KPMG, many reports that they’ve put out and others across sort of the thought leadership area are focusing on this notion of change, and that the concept of transformation, whether it’s digital transformation, business model transformation, or things that are related to that, all of this is top of mind as is the concept of innovation, how we talk about that. Tad: Often, external influences in trends are not being evaluated across the enterprise.

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Influences on IT Strategy: How IT Strategy Impacts the Development of Systems Based on COTS Products , Strategy is creating fit among a company’s activities. If there is not fit among these activities, there is no distinctive strategy and little to sustain the strategic deployment process.

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