Frontline Festival: Leaders share about favorite apps, technology, and productivity hacks

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This month’s festival gives tips about favorite tools and technology. Becky Robinson of Weaving Influence shares “My team uses Basecamp for every project, and using Basecamp helps us stay focused to deliver what we’ve promised.

How Agile Project Management Can Improve Your B2B Business

Strategy Driven

Agile project management can seem to be complex and daunting to undertake but it doesn’t need to be. The success of projects is dependent on various factors, some of which are beyond the control your business. Agile management will take project management one step further.

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BPM should focus on people, not technology

Chartered Management Institute

The breadth and variety of BPM tools has never been greater, yet the increasing availability of tools has not increased the success of BPM projects. To prevent this from happening, managers should resist the urge to get greedy with their BPM efforts and start out with a small project first.

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High performing project management orgs are more agile — PMI

Crossderry Blog

The Project Management Institute’s latest “ Pulse of the Profession ” report just came out, and it’s full of provoking findings. It clarifies the benefits of high-performing project management, and it highlights what the top organizations do differently. So what does it mean to your organization if it’s a project management top performer? Agile principles have a been a lifesaver on a number of my projects and programs.

Troubled Projects and Root Causes

Crossderry Blog

UPDATE: Our Troubled Projects webinar is scheduled for 12 April 2016. Our colleagues at PM Solutions just put out another great white paper: Troubled Projects? It synthesizes multiple project research studies into a straightforward approach to project review and recovery. Which, not so coincidentally, is the title of our course on the topic: Project Review and Recovery. The second comes from our own research, Strategies for Project Recovery.

KidPower 2015 Earth Day Project – Coaching Kids to Lead

Lead Change Blog

This month, COI is undertaking an ambitious Earth Day project titled, KidPower2015 Earth Day Project , with the goal of encouraging COI kids to be leaders in the movement to protect the Earth for future generations. The classroom served as the project’s “proving grounds.”

Before You Say Yes I Will Do That Work Or Project Consider These Questions

Michael VanBruaene

You’ve been asked to take on a new work task or develop and implement a project; and of course you say “yes I will do it”. Is it related to other projects or work processes; and if so how is it related and how it they impact my work or vice versa? Are there any important sensitivities related to people, confidential information, technology, public or employee perception; or client / customer satisfaction; or other than normal expected requirements?

Work/Life Balance Across Time Zones and Technologies

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Elizabeth Harrin (London) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” To read the complete article, check out a [.].

Digital Project Leadership – “Re-Imagining the Client Experience”

Lead Change Blog

With the technological advances that occur every day, it is important that Project Leaders stay on top of these changes by developing a “Digital Project Leadership” mindset to stay relevant.

How to Prioritize Your Company’s Projects

Harvard Business Review

Behind that problem was a deeper one: We had more than 100 large projects (each worth over 500,000 euros) under way. The bank was using a project management tool, but the lack of discipline in keeping it up to date made it largely fruitless. Capacity, not strategy, was determining which projects launched and when. If people were available, the project was launched. I have over 20 years of experience in prioritizing, selecting, and managing projects. Projects.

Working Remotely – 10 Best Technologies


You can create collaborative project blogs and put scheduled events right into your Google calendar. Google Apps – As a life longtime Microsoft user, migrating with each new version of Office and Outlook, I never thought I would break free. And then came Goggle Apps.

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All Boards Need a Technology Expert

Harvard Business Review

Like almost every other major industry today, banking relies on hugely complex, enormously expensive technology. I discovered that only one bank had a board member with some direct experience in technology and in that case it was as a sales executive. Jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR.

The Software Project Management Tale – Technology First!

Utpal Writes

The newly assigned project manager asked. Sure, we will be able to solve client’s business problems but we will lose the opportunity of working on latest technology and eventually become inferior.”. Let me tell you a story,” the project manager said tranquilly. But, we want to use latest version of C# for building this application so that we can seize the opportunity of working on latest technology.”. “So, ” See Also: I’m not a project manager.

How RFID Technology Improves Hospital Care

Harvard Business Review

The successful experience illustrates the role that relatively simple technology (e.g., The project was launched in 2013, and the RFID system was rolled out in stages starting in the summer of 2015. Use technology to identify and address barriers.

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Can Technology End Poverty?

Harvard Business Review

If you believe the hype, technology is going to help us end global poverty. Berkeley researcher Kentaro Toyama has a blog dedicated to calling out naïve or inappropriate uses of information and communication technologies (ICT). Social enterprise Technology

Can Technology End Poverty?

Harvard Business Review

If you believe the hype, technology is going to help us end global poverty. Berkeley researcher Kentaro Toyama has a blog dedicated to calling out naïve or inappropriate uses of information and communication technologies (ICT). Social enterprise Technology ICT

Better Project Staffing with Social Technology

Harvard Business Review

Asking a colleague, "Do you have bandwidth to work on this project?," Project timetables, deliverables, and scope can unexpectedly change. Social technologies can be designed to visibly broadcast employee availability. Social media Technology Time management

The Internet of Things Needs Design, Not Just Technology

Harvard Business Review

Reaching these lofty projections over the next four years, however, will require a fundamental reorientation in the way that technologists and product designers work together to create successful “connected” personal devices and home appliance products.

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The Technology We Will Read About Soon – The Online Buzz Last Week

First Friday Book Synopsis

We have provided synopses for many books on technology over the now completed 14 years of the First Friday Book Synopsis. Clearly, there are many avid readers who embrace technology and can’t wait to see what’s new. It is called Project Glass, and [.]. Karl's blog entries Facebook first friday book synopsis Google Project Glass technology Twitter Wall Street Journal

How to Break Up with an Innovation Project

Harvard Business Review

Breaking up isn’t easy — especially if you are a leader “breaking up with” an innovation project that one of your teams still believes in passionately. ” And the project breakup process has begun. Innovation Giving feedback Project management Article

The 4 Types of Project Manager

Harvard Business Review

Your organization’s growth opportunities fall into four different categories, and in order to develop your business in a commercially sustainable manner, you need four specific types of project manager to pursue them. These types emerged from our ongoing work of understanding how different business development projects can drive strategic renewal in organizations, and the matrix below has helped in capturing potential misalignments between employees and projects.

To Really Help the Global Poor, Create Technology They’ll Pay For

Harvard Business Review

Investing in technology can help lift people out of poverty, and investments that use technology for development are good for business, creating millions of new customers. But the development landscape is littered with projects that never got past the pilot stage.

Samsung Pay’s Older Technology Could Be an Advantage

Harvard Business Review

The stakes are high in the mobile wallet market, projected to be over $140 billion by 2019. The irony is that they are embracing an older payment technology to pave the way for new growth, new visibility, and new strategic wiggle room. Mobile International business Technology Article

New Technology Won’t Automatically Improve Your Operations

Harvard Business Review

The technologies and trends shaping tomorrow’s businesses. In a project with an analog chip company, I worked with senior management and engineering to find innovative ways to leverage detailed performance data of its equipment and the integrated circuits that it manufactured.

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What Makes Big Data Projects Succeed

Harvard Business Review

In conversations with executives, many of the same misconceptions about big data projects — and what makes them successful — keep coming up. Technology: The most popular misconception many organizations have is that big data projects are all about technologies that are specific to big data—Hadoop, Python, Pig, Hive, etc. It is certainly true that those tools are important and useful to big data projects. Change management Information & technology Innovation

Weekly Round-Up: On Leadership, Public Speaking & Technology


Bold Leadership from Young Leaders By Angela Maiers, Switch & Shift “Two months ago, Steve Snell , Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum for the school district in Hutto, Texas, wrote for advice about technology in school…”.

“Nailed it.” A lesson in overcoming project complexity

Deming Institute

When your project shows signs of trouble, go basic first. Much of my work focuses on involving people in activities and decisions about their work and how it will change as the technology they use changes. We also clarified the project methodology and trained everyone on it.

Design a Work-Life Improvement Pilot Project

Harvard Business Review

Executives can also clarify the “rules of engagement” related to technology and boundary setting to limit “always-on” burnout. Imagine you’re standing in front of a heaping buffet, featuring all of your favorite foods. What’s your plan of attack?

Top 10 Project Management Mistakes You Should Avoid


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Top 10 Project Management Mistakes You Should Avoid I was recently studying the anatomy of failed/troubled projects and following came out as a learning. Here are top 10 project management mistakes that should be avoided: Estimating project tasks based on poor inputs on scope and too many assumptions. Starting project without 102% clarity (100% clarity on scope/technology and 2% knowledge of how you can add value).

Eurocom 2011 survey indicates 38 percent of technology firms are due to invest more in social media in the next 12 months

Krishna De

‘Are technology firms adopting social media’ is one of the areas that the recent Eurocom Worldwide 2011 Annual Technology Confidence Survey explored. And what about the projected investment in social media in the next 12 months?

Future Healthcare Technologies

Leading Strategies

Technology has influenced every aspect of human life and it has immensely changed the whole way of how we think of healthcare. Recently, out of curiosity, I was searching for latest technologies that can change the future of healthcare and I came across an amazing article.

Zombie Projects: How to Find Them and Kill Them

Harvard Business Review

The “them” the leader was referring to were zombie projects: the nefarious enemies of well-intentioned innovation efforts around the globe. Every year scores of people spent months reviewing recent performance and sanity-checking future projections.

Data Can Enhance Creative Projects — Just Look at Netflix

Harvard Business Review

Consumers may come to view Netflix and other data-driven entertainment platforms not only as content producers, like any other television network, but also as skilled matchmakers that can bring them exactly what they want — and whose matchmaking will only get better as technology advances. Traditionally, power in the entertainment industry came from the ability to control the creation and distribution of content, but new technologies have made this process easier.

IT on Steroids: The Benefits (and Risks) of Accelerating Technology

Harvard Business Review

Agile projects have focused on standard, non-critical systems. To the extent that agile becomes the default method to build large-scale IT projects, demands to speed up the delivery of IT projects will increase. In turn, the corporate IT project portfolio needs to adapt.


Leadership Development Carnival: June 2014 Edition


In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) business environment where technology is constantly changing how people collaborate and work, the paradigms of leadership are changing. Namaste! Welcome to the June 02nd 2014 Carnival of Leadership Development.

Get Your Passion Project Moving Without Quitting Your Day Job

Harvard Business Review

What’s the best way to get your passion project moving? ” Next, make a timeline based on what you think you can reasonably accomplish toward your project in the time you have. As you chip away on your project, continue to give your job the attention it needs.

Selling Products Is Good. Selling Projects Can Be Even Better

Harvard Business Review

But increasingly, what companies sell are projects. A focus on selling projects would mean helping someone do something more specific, such as running the Boston Marathon. The project would have a clear goal (finish the marathon) and a clear start and end date. And that is just one type of project. More so than products, the possibilities with projects are endless. From Products to Projects at Philips. To do so, Philips put projects center stage.

The Foundation of Collaborative Leadership


With technological advances, our world of work changed dramatically. Most successful projects and teams I have seen have one thing in common – effective collaboration. In an industrial age, people went to factories and worked together to produce the outcomes.

The IT Project That Brought a Bank to Its Knees

Harvard Business Review

The factors contributing to the failure cited in the report are ones that we all too frequently have encountered when we have reviewed challenged or failed projects. that has both organizational and technological components. We continually find that most major transformation initiatives end up being managed as IT projects, with responsibility abdicated to the CIO. IT management Leadership Project management

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