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.

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.

Complimentary Resource – Recruitment Technology

Strategy Driven

Recruitment Technology. Click here for more information on Recruitment Technology. You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - Recruitment Technology ! by SAP.

Picasso and Project Management

Strategy Driven

So what does any of this have to do with Project Management? The common theme from the above is with projects themselves. Just like art, there are projects that have major impacts on society, like the Sistine Chapel (Pyramids, Moon landings, etc.). While other types of projects are more the paint by numbers type. Projects (and Project Managers) also have many different ways to reach the end goal. Projects are works of art and not scientific theory.

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

Let's Grow Leaders

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.

A Successful Project / Assignment Starts With How It’s Handed-Off

Michael VanBruaene

Successful projects start at the stage when they are initially handed-off for planning and then implementation. Many times, projects do not meet expectations because the person doing the work is not sufficiently informed about its context, objectives, deliverables, how oversight is to be provided and potential problems. They should also know the project’s stakeholders. Project Assignment/Acceptance Framework. Other Related Work Or Projects.

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.

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.”

A Successful Project / Assignment Starts With How It’s Handed-Off

Michael VanBruaene

Successful projects start at the stage when they are initially handed-off to be planned and implemented. I recently met with a client who complained that a direct report was not completing projects that met her expectations, and that she had to make too many corrections to the projects while underway or when completed. Project Assignment/Acceptance Framework. The extent to which the framework is used will depending on the nature and complexity of the project.

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 [.].

Creating Technology Solutions that are Appropriate Given the System Context

Deming Institute

Kentaro Toyama ‘s presentation at the 2016 Annual Deming Institute Conference – Geek Heresy: Technology’s Law of Amplification. Kentaro discusses aspects of what those interested in using technology to improve people’s lives run into.

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

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.

Guardrails: Keep Your Projects Out of the Weeds

Strategy Driven

Business is a fast and zigzagging road – a road that needs guardrails to keep businesses and projects on track. you need to establish your own guardrails so you do not drive your company or project into the weeds. In other words, these projects had no guardrails.

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.

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).

A Technology Case Study: Implementing What the Customer Wants

Strategy Driven

In order for any change to occur – whether it’s a decision to purchase a product, or an implementation to add new technology – whatever touches the ultimate solution must buy-in to the change. You just finished reading A Technology Case Study: Implementing What the Customer Wants

“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.

Possibility Maximizer: The Happiness Project

Maximizing Possibility

 Through her Happiness Project Gretchen "test-drives" various theories and suggestions for achieving happiness from the likes of Ben Franklin, the Dalai Lama, and even Oprah and reports on what worked for her, what didn't work, and why.

8 Questions to Kickstart Your Next Mobile App Development Project

Self Help Zen

Here are eight very specific questions to make you clear about your next mobile app development project. You need answers to these questions ready with you for your next mobile app development project. The post 8 Questions to Kickstart Your Next Mobile App Development Project appeared first on Self-Help Zen. How To Technology Android Apple Apps iOS Mobile I know you want it. Your own “App” in the App store.

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.

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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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…”.

Basics of Projects In Controlled Environments Using PRINCE2

Utpal Writes

Basics of Projects In Controlled Environments Using PRINCE2 by Utpal Vaishnav on October 15, 2009 What is PRINCE2? PRINCE2 stands for PR ojects IN C ontrolled E nvironments is a project management methodology covering the organization, management and control of projects.

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?

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

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?

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

The Power of Human Energy: Angela Ahrendts at TEDx Hollywood

First Friday Book Synopsis

With 30,000+ videos from organizers in more than 130 countries, speakers cover topics from sanitation to technological wizardry […]. In her TEDx presentation, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts talks about the positive and transformative power of human energy. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a library of talks, filmed at independently organized TEDx events.

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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.

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.

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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3 tips for TED speakers (and other talkers)

First Friday Book Synopsis

but not too much Robert Leslie/TED Conference Say it like yourself Say something important TED FellowsTEDx programs the TED Conference TEDGlobal TED Talks video site three worlds: Technology/ Entertainment/Design To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others Wall Street Journal

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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.

The Stage Where Most Innovation Projects Fail

Harvard Business Review

The problems arise when projects need to be transferred to the business units for a large-scale launch. Does the business unit feel like the project is something they had a hand in shaping — or is it like a perishable package left on a doorstep? Is anyone responsible for ensuring these projects don’t fall through the cracks, or drop to the bottom of the sales force’s priority list? Freedom to explore long-term ideas and emerging technologies is important.

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

The Capable Employee

Women on Business

As I visit client sites and assess the challenges they face, it becomes clear that sometimes the culprit is not the employee, it’s the technology. Excessive reliance on technology cripples the ability to think outside the box. To be sure that your employees know their tasks and are able to execute them with or without help, there are a few ways to take the temperature of your employee’s skill without technological help. Technology in moderation.

How Digital Technology Is Changing Farming in Africa

Harvard Business Review

For Africa, which is projected to be home to about 2 billion people by then, farm productivity must accelerate at a faster rate than the global average to avoid continued mass hunger. Those that do look to leverage new technologies run into financial issues. Foreign-made farm technologies remain unappealing to farmers in Africa because they are cumbersome for those who control, on average, 1.6

How New Technologies Push Us Toward the Past

Harvard Business Review

Think through the implications of these technologies, however, and an even more startling vision emerges: the future will look more like the past. Today, information and communications technologies remove the need for such proxies.