Projects at Work
  • Agile

    Sizing Matters

    - by Jay Daniel (May 18, 2016)

    Agile is about adapting to change, not completely abandoning documentation or dismissing helpful planning and estimating inputs. Here is a look at how the benefits of an agile approach can shine brighter when used in conjunction with a fundamental development practice such as sizing.

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  • Leadership

    To Lead You Must Serve

    - by Walt Grassl (April 20, 2016)

    By developing and rewarding the practice of servant leadership, an organization goes a long way toward creating a positive, productive work environment that inspires teams. Here are seven principles servant leaders follow, from "selling, not telling" to valuing diverse opinions and thinking long term.

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  • Innovation

    It’s the Little Things

    - by ProjectsatWork.com (March 24, 2016)

    When it comes to innovation, many organizations seek the big, sexy, paradigm-shattering new idea. But smaller innovations can be just as important as the market-disrupting kind — maybe even better. Here are seven reasons why, and five examples of small initiatives that can be hugely powerful.

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Agile

Use Demos to Build Trust

- by Johanna Rothman, Marcus Blankenship (May 25, 2016)

Once a non-agile customer or sponsor begins to see the benefits of an agile approach, it is critical to reaffirm their leap of faith and build trust through demonstrations that deliver working product, facilitate open discussion and change-focused feedback, and keep the project on track.

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Risk

Match Risk Style to Technique

- by David Hillson (May 24, 2016)

Whether a risk facilitator takes control of a workshop, encourages collaboration or plays a support role, the approach should take into account the risk identification techniques being used by the group. Here is guidance on which style works best with six common risk identification techniques.

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Kah Heng A: "This could also be used for other facilitation sessions beyond risk identificati…" on Match Risk Style to Technique
May 26, 2016

Anna K: "Great illustration of the agile iterative development process in action and the …" on Use Demos to Build Trust
May 26, 2016

Ian M: "As always, brief, very digestible insight into facilitator style and risk identi…" on Match Risk Style to Technique
May 26, 2016

Ernesto N: "Thanks. Very useful template" on Check Assumptions Exercise
May 25, 2016

 

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