We’ve aggregated pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.
Here are recent links of interest:
“You Need to Manage Digital Projects for Outcomes, Not Outputs” – HBR
When is a project finished? For most of us, it seems pretty simple: when we ship the product or launch the service. But we need to take a step back and consider what “done” really means. Most teams in business work to create a defined output. But just because we’ve finished making a thing doesn’t mean that thing is going to create economic value for us… Continue Reading
“Why Continuous Improvement May Need To Be Discontinued” – Forbes
Is it possible to suggest that Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean, and other variations on continuous improvement can be hazardous to your organization’s health? While it may be heresy to say this, recent evidence from Japan and elsewhere suggests that it’s time to question these methods… Continue Reading
“Cross Functional Doesn’t Mean Everyone Can Do Everything” – LinkedIn Pulse
Perhaps the most prevalent and persistent myth in agile is that a cross-functional team is one on which each person possesses every skill necessary to complete the work. This is simply not true. A cross-functional team has members with a variety of skills, but that does not mean each member has all of the skills… Continue Reading
“Are Your Useless Tools to Blame for Bad Project Management” – Business 2 Community
Is bad project management causing you to abandon important projects? Should you blame the tools you use, or does the issue go deeper? A new report published by software comparison company GetApp reveals the dire state of project management in 2017. GetApp’s research indicates that companies offering project management software… Continue Reading
“Exactly How to Spend The Last Hour Of Your Workday” – Fast Company
It’s 4 p.m. and you’re having a hard time focusing. So you stare at your computer and click in and out of lots of tabs. But when you look up, you see it’s only 4:03 p.m. Then, you get a glass of water, which takes all of seven minutes. You’re not feeling inspired to tackle something important, but ducking out… Continue Reading
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