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Case studies, research, best practices, lessons learned, insights and advice.

Top 10 Tech Trends in 2017

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Artificial intelligence and advance machine learning, virtual reality, conversational systems, and digital platforms are among the top technology trends that will be strategic priorities for most organizations in 2017, according to research presented by Gartner.

A Lead Role in Software Success

- by Don Beckett

When organizations base their decisions on desires instead of data, it usually backfires. Here are four important actions that executives, PMO directors and program leaders can take to improve the predictability and success rate of their software development and enhancement projects.

Practical, applicable checklists, guidelines, frameworks, templates and tools.

Change Leadership Review

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Do your change initiatives create high levels of uncertainty, frustration and wasted effort? Is the human side of change valued through coaching, communication and recognition? This review template can help executives, project/program managers and implementation teams evaluate the effectiveness of change leadership in their organization.

Check Assumptions Exercise

- by Beth Spriggs

Assumptions can introduce significant risk to projects. Whether assuming someone is responsible for a task or all implications of a change are understood, they lead to scope creep, delays and outright failure. Use this collaborative spreadsheet as a risk mitigation exercise to uncover assumptions about your initiatives before they do serious damage.

Thought-leaders and practitioners share their experiences and techniques.

Breaking the Org

- by Dave Prior

How do organizations prevent improvement intiatives from losing steam? George Schlitz says leaders need to create “safe yet effective disruption” by identifying processes and policies that are getting in the way of effective change and then developing new approaches that support the desired values. [13:20]

Change in the Works

- by Dave Prior

Author and coach Esther Derby chats with Dave Prior about creating work environments where individuals and organizations can succeed, including dealing with the concerns and contradictions that often arise during change initiatives. It starts with “adult” conversations that acknowledge the emotional as well structural impact of change. [21:20]

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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…

Bart Gerardi

Director, Software Development, Audible.com
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Vicki Wrona

President, Forward Momentum, LLC
Vicki Wrona is the founder and President of Forward Momentum, a PMI Regi…

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Vice President, Technology, Leadership for Educational Equity
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