Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

The Lazy Project Manager

This is a rare situation that a PMO has reached this position of trust and influence inside an organisation but it is the potential future for the enterprise PMO that is successfully delivered and embedded with the right sponsorship within such an organisation.

What are the tipping points for your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

Such evidence is critical if there is to be sustained commitment and investment in the transformation. Team social pressure encourages appropriate agile behaviors without the need for sustained external coaching.

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10 Project Constraints That Endanger Your Project’s Success

Hence, it’s important to know all possible constraints, their influences on each other and the project management tools that address those constraints. Sustainability. There are three parts of sustainability: social, environmental, and economic. Tool for Handling Sustainability.

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How to Make Your Office Eco-Friendly

Consumers are demonstrating a significant preference for sustainable products and socially responsible corporations (SRC). Even further, the largest segment of the workforce, millennials, seek out sustainable employers.

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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. People are influenced by the people around them. Use change management tactics, like having change champions and buddies, to work with others and influence habits.

2020 208

Maintain a sense of change urgency through agility

Kiron Bondale

According to John Kotter’s model for leading change, the first step to overcoming inertia requires us to instill a sense of true urgency in those we need to support, implement and sustain the change.

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Are your agile transformation blockers like agents in The Matrix?

Kiron Bondale

Delivery and control partners who cannot be influenced to transform their delivery models. Some such as technical debt or legacy integrations can be eliminated over time with persistence and sustained investment but others are a natural by-product of a company’s industry, the free market or globalization. Agile transformations are susceptible to a variety of impediments but sometimes these hurdles are not as high as we believe them to be.

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What Does Y=f(x) Mean? How to Use This Powerful Six Sigma Formula

If outcomes are the results of drivers within a process, and DMAIC is a vehicle to identify the process and input variables that influence the process output measurements, then the two combined can offer a powerful partnership. You need to make sure that they are sustainable.

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Benefits Realization Management for Projects


PMI defines, Benefits Realization Management (BRM) as: “The day-to-day organization and management of the effort to achieve and sustain potential benefits arising from the investment in portfolios, programs, and projects.”. This plan creates, maximizes, and sustains the project benefits.

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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Three key ingredients motivating personal change

Kiron Bondale

The company they work for has ambitious growth plans and the practices and behaviors which helped their staff get the company to where it is today will not sustainably support the anticipated growth.

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Problems with your Product Owner?

Kiron Bondale

Managers who possess strategic vision, political influence and knowledge of a product are often unavailable to be committed to the extent required to effectively support a delivery team. Scott Adams continues to hit the mark when it comes to the dysfunctions plaguing the corporate world.

2017 170

An Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Like anything else, SCM didn’t show up fully formed but was influenced by other disciplines. Supply chain management (SCM) is the discipline that manages supplies and processes through all of the stages of a project, product or business deliverable.

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How do we encourage organizational adoption of an agile mindset?

Kiron Bondale

How much coaching assistance and time is required to realize a sustainable level of mindset change ? Changing mindset is all the rage in the agile community.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

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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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. Finding the right time to use technology to sustain and accelerate a process. "We

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What is VUCA?

Arras People

influence everyone into action. sustained development of operational habits (new culture) that generate benefit flows. The complexity/ simplicity factors influence construction of the ‘right’ cross organisation communications approaches. No it’s not Spock.

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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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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This may be by adopting a new tool or approach, learning some new skills in listening, influence, or negotiation, or maybe simply allocating more time to it. Rather, as with most years, your ability to thrive has much more to do with your ability to lead and influence.

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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. It seems that people have been spelling team with an “i” for a long time.

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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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6 Ways to Manage Projects Like a Nordic

Girl's Guide to PM

The Nordics are big on sustainability and business ethics thanks to their passion for the rugged landscape and their championing of the underdog. Don’t pander to seniority and let people influence the project on all levels.

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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.

Achieving Greater Agility - Your Way to Being an Agile Organization


In fact, an organization’s agility level is the most important factor influencing project success rates. Unless agile transformation is coming from the top down, it cannot be sustainable in the organization. Achieving and maturing organizational agility is the key object for established organizations in order to keep delivering business value. But what does agility really mean? And what does it take for an organization to successfully implement agile approaches?

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Rather, as with most years, your ability to thrive has much more to do with your ability to lead and influence. It takes much more than attendance on a course to create sustained changes in performance,… Click To Tweet.

2018 355

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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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. Be part of the technological trends that are going to have the largest influence on project work so you can participate in it!

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Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?


He says, “The difference today is that machines are going after people with college degrees, political influence and Twitter accounts. AI has already become a strategic factor to generate sustained growth and provide a competitive advantage to organizations.

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Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex world (that will help you optimize your Scrum)

Gunther Verheyen

No sustainable agility is achieved. One aspect of ‘complexity’ are the parameters, variables and events that influence an activity and its course. Scrum, in its more general definition, is a simple framework to help us address complex challenges.


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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A Growth Job

Herding Cats

Gives every jobholder the chance to influence, sustain or change organizational objectives. Is never permanent. Makes you like yourself. Is fun. Is sometimes tedious, painful, frustrating, monotonous, and at the same time gives a sense of accomplishment. Bases compensation on productivity. Is complete: One thinks, plans, manages and is the final judge of one's work. Addresses real need in the world are large - people want what you do because they need it. Involves risk-taking.

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


Next is motivate, influence, coach and learn. A leader job is to create a reason where a stewardship is primarily focused with respect to sustainability. With respect to caring, with respect to building in a sustainable outcome, to have a sustainable outcome.

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Emergent Purpose

Pawel Brodzinski

Despite the fact that it’s an emergent property of any organization, we have means to influence the emergent purpose. When someone leaves an organization their influence on emergent purpose disappears.

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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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Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners


They provide a better understanding and also help us to work sustainably over a long period. Factors that can influence reaching the desired state—either by increasing the strength of a supporting factor or by reducing the strength of an inhibiting one.

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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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Pulse of the Profession 2018: Success in Disruptive Times by Managing Projects Effectively


Sustainable development, climate change, and renewable energy. Effective project sponsors use their influence within an organization to actively overcome challenges by communicating the project’s alignment to strategy, removing roadblocks, and driving organizational change.

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The secrets and science of a productive four day workweek


And working longer hours isn’t a sustainable source of competitive advantage. Working longer hours isn’t a sustainable source of competitive advantage.

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What is Strategy?

Herding Cats

If there is no fit among the activities, there is no distinctive strategy and little to sustain the strategic deployment process. 3] Strategic fit among the various systems components and the business processes they support is fundamental not only to competitive advantage but also to the sustainability of that advantage. Influences of IT Strategy. Strategy is a much overused, misused, and abused word.

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. Although project managers have to encompass coordination, influencing and other organizational activities to the company’s advantage. Project management often reflects tangible results that managers crave.