Projects at Work
  • Agile

    Avoid Double Vision

    - by Bart Gerardi (April 8, 2015)

    While it seems to make sense to create separate backlogs for the technical and business aspects of a project, it can do more harm than good. In addition to causing team friction and inefficiencies, it negates an essential Agile benefit: delivering value based on one prioritized vision.

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  • Collaboration

    Yes, and the Art of No

    - by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor (March 25, 2015)

    IT departments — and project teams in general — need to build a more collaborative, two-way relationship with the business side of their organizations, serving as an advisor and strategic partner. Sometimes that means knowing when to say “no” in order to prioritize needs, align work, and innovate solutions.

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  • Leadership

    Yin-Yang Leadership

    - by Susanne Madsen (February 25, 2015)

    The ability to fully support and enable your team to grow, and at the same time challenge and stretch it, is a skill that can be learned and honed over time. Let’s look at how you can do this by using the concepts of yang (which pushes continous improvement and innovation) and yin (which steps back and enables the team to do so).

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Decision-Making

Improving Project Selection

- by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP (April 29, 2015)

Project initiation decisions live in the space between strategy and project management. To ensure the right strategic initiatives are supported, organizations need to reframe how these decisions are made, be it politics or processes. Here’s an executive-level roadmap with critical questions to begin a reality check.

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Scrum

Scrum At Scale

- by Dave Prior (April 28, 2015)

Many organizations try to fly before they crawl with Scrum. But scaling approaches that work in one context often fail in another. At the upcoming Scrum Gathering, Alex Brown will discuss a versatile, modular framework that addresses the specific needs of an organization. [20 min.]

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Dave Prior

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

Andy Jordan

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

Bart Gerardi

Sr. Technical Program Manager, Amazon.com
Bart has been an ecommerce program manager for 15 years, and can’t…

Cornelius Fichtner

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP is a noted PMP expert. He has helped over 25,000…

Kathleen O'Connor

I’m a freelance journalist and digital content strategist with 15+…

Aaron Smith

Editorial Director, ProjectsAtWork.com
Aaron has been the editor of ProjectsAtWork since 2001, leading its evol…

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Decisions, Decisions

Posted by Aaron Smith

We have launched a new series on decision-making and project initiation, based on contributor Mark Mullaly’s new book “Exercising Agency.” The first article summarized re...
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