When outsourcing a job to consultants and service providers, I’ve often found that achieving "agreement" with a client that a project is finalized is one of the most delicate times.
How much of the project communications you produce are written? I’d hazard a guess to say most of it. From emails to status reports, town hall presentations to slide decks for team webinars, most of what we churn out as project managers involves a lot of words.
“We’re so agile, even our traditional projects are adopting agile techniques!” That’s not the punchline of a bad joke; it’s something a rather frustrated project manager said to me a little while ago. He was concerned that his organization was committed to becoming both more “large A” agile in terms of methodology, and more “small a” agile in terms of increases in flexibility and adaptability within the larger project delivery environment. The PM, and his colleagues, were worried there would be no place for them in the organization if it became more agile, and he couldn’t see any indication that agile expansion was slowing down.
You know that PMI has a framework for project management skills, documented in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
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In the last 10 years I have helped a number of organizations to implement Scrum. For a lot of these organizations the Scrum implementation either takes a long time or they never reach the real benefits of Scrum (happy stakeholders & maximum valued products with high quality). There is a close relation between the speed & succes of the Scrum implementation and the maturity of the Scrum Master role.