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From developing a vision to staying focused on short- and long-term goals, from talking about the tough stuff to having fun whenever possible, these eight traits help project leaders build high-performance teams. Which ones do you already do well, and which ones might you work on? Bu...
A stand alone article from: Agile: D - side Practical Decision Making Business Guide ** Agile: D - side Practical Decision Making Business Guide We think that we fail in decisions because of our own faults. In Business Management: D - side Practical Decision Making Business Guide – ...
In order to create the combination between top-down (waterfall like approaches)and local problem-decisions (Agile project approach) here are practical guidelines to pursue Three practical complex decision-problems guidelines: Simple local rules Strategic top down rules Visual probl...
The challenge in leadership is all about applying the proper situational behavior. We have to analyze the situation and shift from our incumbent approach towards a situation, to the style which the situation warrants and which leads to the optimal outcome. By integrating and implementi...
There are two kinds of problems, the easy ones which we solve at school, and the hard ones. We might remember the method to solve a quadratic equation by using the x = [-b/2 ± √((b/2)^2 - ac)] /a formula. We are less sure on advising a salesperson how to plan a sales trip to 20 cities ...
In order to lead through the challenges of both collocated and virtual teams we can use concepts from Neurolinguistic programming (NLP). It is a powerful technique with proven results. We will explore only a fraction of what NLP is about, specifically several words that are used redun...
The first step in building support within the greater stakeholder community is identifying the various stakeholder groups and individuals impacting the project/activities and analyzing their attitudes. Identifying stakeholders can be completed alone or with a small team. Since analyzin...
A project management office contributes value to its organization by helping executives make informed, portfolio-based decisions regarding project prioritization and resource allocation. This case study shows how a PMO can accomplish this mission more effectively by delivering value in...
Over the last two decades, various Agile approaches have been introduced and practiced. Of these, in last 5 to 7 years, Scrum has gained the most popularity resulting from a combination of simplicity, ease of use, and effective public relations. Scrum success in software development or...
The role of Product Owner, at once strategic and tactical, is misunderstood by many companies transitioning to Scrum or Agile approaches. The product owner serves as both organizational change agent and bridge between the business side and the project team. Here’s a basic primer on thi...