Projects at Work
  • Decision-Making

    The Art of Letting Go

    - by Andy Jordan (December 1, 2016)

    In business environments that demand rapid response and adapting, leaders need decision-makers throughout the organization. But trading control for agility requires even more leadership skills. Here are ideas and actions to diversify and accelerate the decision-making process, which will improve short- and long-term performance.

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  • Innovation

    Here's An Idea…

    - by Ransom Stephens (November 10, 2016)

    Our thought process relies on pattern recognition, categorization and prediction, and we tend to search for pathways we have followed in the past. This “efficiency rut” can limit the flow of ideas. Here are 5 keys to unlocking your innate creativity, from cultivating a resilience to failure, to silencing our tendency to predict results.

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  • Agile

    The Agile Dating Game

    - by Bart Gerardi (October 19, 2016)

    The more rigid an organization is about dates, the less agile it can be. Still, it is legitimate for executives to ask for delivery dates, and there are strategies to meet this need, from time-boxed releases to work-forward planning. Yes, executive visibility is possible in Agile, it just takes some compromise and participation.

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Agile

Agile Leader Mindset

- by Bart Gerardi (November 30, 2016)

Leaders and executives in agile organizations must embrace the idea that the future is not only unpredictable but unknowable. They must focus on creating an environment where self-managing teams can thrive. And they must get comfortable with being wrong a few times in order to find the correct path.

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PMO

The Strategic PMO

- by Andy Jordan (December 5, 2016)

In the ongoing effort to link strategy with project execution, one entity can have a huge impact on an organization’s ability to achieve its goals and objectives — the strategic PMO. Here is an overview of an “up and out” approach that integrates groups and functions, dealing in the "currency" of relationships.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

Beth Spriggs

Vice President, Technology, Leadership for Educational Equity
Author of The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats. Available o…

Bart Gerardi

Director, Software Development, Audible.com
Bart has been in ecommerce for over 20 years, and can’t imagine a …

Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, LeadingAgile
Dave Prior, PMP, CST, MBA is an Agile Consultant for LeadingAgile where …

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Editorial Director, ProjectsAtWork.com
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