Projects at Work


Opinions, research, analysis and surveys.

A wide range of perspectives from practitioners and peers.
Provocative thinking from the field.

Are Projects Really ‘Unique’?

- by Dan Patterson, PMP

Have we got the formal definition of a project completely right? A finite start and finish, sure. But approaching each project as a “unique endeavor” can lead us to overlook opportunities to capture, reuse and benefit from prior knowledge, experiences and lessons learned. We need to better connect our closing phases with upfront planning.

Flies, Bees and Project Context

- by Dr. Alexander Laufer, PhD

The prevailing project management paradigm still emphasizes context-free processes and practices, rather than tailoring them to the unique context of each project. Alas, clinging to “one best way” is often counterproductive, as intelligent bees and systematic teams often discover at their own peril.

Exploring the latest trends impacting the PM community...

Informed Decisions Key to PM Value

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A formal decision-making process is “mission-critical” to project and program success, according to a new Project Management Institute report, which finds that a shortage of actionable information available to key players throughout the project lifecycle is a huge roadblock in many organizations.

State of Scrum 2015

- by Dave Prior

Scrum Alliance CEO Manny Gonzalez discusses key takeaways from the just-released 2015 State of Scrum Report, including the growing acceptance of agile principles at the management level, the evolution of hybrid models, the increased use of distributed team, and future challenges such as improved metrics. [18:00]

The latest findings and figures.

The Power of the Platform

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Organizations must build digital platforms to create value throughout the business, from innovative talent and leadership development to bimodal IT delivery. A new global survey of CIOs shows that a shift from fixed systems toward “platform thinking” is already under way.

Too Much Wasted Time

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A global study finds that companies without tech-driven productivity strategies are suffering from inefficient process and duplicated efforts, and feeling the effects in customer satisfaction and employee retention.





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Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
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Agile Consultant, LeadingAgile
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