Executives expect Agile results, but too few executives and managers realize the organization change necessary to support Agile results. Agile without …
A listen to the Scrum Guide update video with Ken Schwaber, Jeff Sutherland, and David West makes a case that I did …
Successful Agile development is principles over practice. Many an Agile Coach, Scrum Master, and Agile roles assure people the difference between …
Projects have stakeholders, that much is clear, these pesky project stakeholders influence the project in both positive and negative ways. As a project …
Good design meets end-user need. Bad design wastes time and money. The difference is not about requirements. Requirements are your great, grandparent’s …
From startups to corporate leviathans the business directive is be more Agile. The most often employed project method is a Scrum design, an Agile framework …
Our digital world demands ‘just in time’ connection, transparency, and community engagement. In an agile environment, classic project mindset and process …
Projects that understand what existed and what exists are both efficient and effective.
SharePoint has an incredibly rich out-of-the-box capability, but too many times the project team does not know what is capable with SharePoint.
With these self-paced, training links provide an overview of what could be to collaborate, search, publish, and file.
Project portals need to meet user objective, not IT administrator needs. More people should reject the SharePoint designer, not the SharePoint capability.
Time impacts a project business need. How a project team identifies the impact decides if time is a resource waste or resource investment.
Before you sink costs into a project and well before your project looks more like sunk costs invest time for a better appreciation.
A review of what was, what is, and what should never be, is critical to identify risk to resource commitment.
Take a page from Led Zeppelin, who borrowed heavily from others, at times, without acknowledgment, to create something grand from what was tried.
That people change for organization need is at distinct odds with people’s needs. People change for organization goal is a very irrational expectation.
You can not plan for change if you do not plan for the impact that change has on individuals.
One communication plan can not account for the unique roles if it does not account for unique impact. One plan for all to follow equals everything that no one relates to.
One change management plan is irrational project management.
From the Hub of the universe comes this recovering project manager’s view. Project managers know where project success relies: project management. People from Boston know where the Hub of the universe lies: Boston.
Both, however, are disconnected from majority view, The majority do not even feign acknowledgement of a Hub of which I speak. And too-few organization interactions acknowledge project management boasts.
A project is an intentional effort to deliver a product or service that creates an opportunity – intended or otherwise. Projects have multiple stakeholders with multiple needs for, or against, project realization.
Typical project steps include initial scope design, organization impact assessment, stakeholder identification, communications planning, risk, and a second iteration of scope, delving into user community goals serves project and stakeholders more accurately.
Plans are rational, people are emotional. Change is a constant cycle to plan for. What project management means to me: there are people here that need motivation to succeed over there.
Here is my contribution to the global #pmFlashBlog.
On September 25th a gang of, at current count, 70 project managers from around the world will release their reflection on one topic: What does project management mean to me – a Project Manager’s sermon.
This mob assembles under the banner of a Project Management Flash Blog or #pmFlashBlog and protagonist Shim Marom.