How to Create a Project Organization Chart

Project organization charts help create buy-in for securing resources, build clarity around who does what on the team, and set expectations for the effort involved from individuals. They are easy to produce and you get to see how the whole team fits together in a glance.

7:18am on Friday 1st September 2017 View more

4 Questions to Ask When You Want to Modify Scrum

I hear it all the time. Whether it is a consulting engagement or in a Professional Scrum Course, the desire to modify Scrum comes up frequently.

5:32am on Thursday 31st August 2017 View more

Two-Way Street

Strong partnerships between CIOs and other executives set the stage for successful IT projects. By Andrew Robinson, PMP

2:06pm on Wednesday 30th August 2017 View more

8 Essential Tips for Working with User Stories

User stories are one of the best Agile techniques used to capture a customer’s need and the product functionality. User stories typically follow a simple template: As a [type of user], I want [some goal] so that [some reason].

7:02am on Tuesday 29th August 2017 View more

What Could Go Wrong?

Improving your organization’s risk management practices is a project in itself. Here’s how to tackle it. By Alexander Strazmesterov, PMP

7:27am on Monday 28th August 2017 View more

Not Too Late

You can return to IT projects—but it’ll take some effort. Also: How a business school graduate can land a project management job.
 By Lindsay Scott

2:31am on Friday 25th August 2017 View more

Time for an Upgrade

Oil and gas organizations in Africa shouldn’t just worry about the project talent gap—they should help fill it. 
By Olusola Olubadejo, PMP

7:13am on Thursday 24th August 2017 View more

Team Transformation Model

I propose a team transformation model based on a principle of clear rules and goals. The team goes through the transformation via invitation and ongoing engagement. The transformation can be carried out in two mandatory phases, with an optional third phase. Phases are considered complete based on a set of criteria.

10:24am on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 View more

On Common Ground

Don’t let clashes undermine your project. Build on what team members already share. 
By Karen Smits, PhD

7:03am on Tuesday 22nd August 2017 View more

Coaching Agile Leaders

Coaching Agile leaders is a formidable task, intended to guide individuals and teams toward a culture shift, inclusive of everyone and contributing to a value-driven outcome.

7:20am on Monday 21st August 2017 View more