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Program Managers, Next Generation

Program Managers: The Next Gen Business Strategists

By Dr. Al Zeitoun A program is generally defined as a grouping of projects that can be managed consecutively or concurrently; or a combination of both. Most programs, because of their strategic nature and impact on the success of the organization, are much longer in duration and are susceptible to more challenges, risks, and a …

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When a Successful Project Isn't | Unmet Expectations

When a Successful Project Isn’t

By Steve Blais, PMP, PMI-PBA Project managers are well versed in the various constraints that are used to determine project success: cost (budget), time (duration) and scope. And, certainly, the constraints can be used to objectively assess the success of a project: We did everything we intended to do within the timeframe and budget allocated …

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4 Agile Don'ts by Ko Ito

4 Big Agile Don’ts Learned from TPS

By Ko Ito, PMP, PMI-ACP, DASSM     1. Don’t Be Agile   While Agile methods can trace significant influences back to Lean Manufacturing, which was inspired by the Toyota Production System (TPS), Taiichi Ohno, the father of TPS, says, “Don’t be agile,” in his book, “Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production”. Many people believe …

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The Art of Grateful Leadership, Podcast Episode #197 The Organic Alignment of Agile, Scrum and Grateful Leadership! Podcast

The Organic Alignment of Agile, Scrum and Grateful Leadership!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyPqe-GQO2I The Art of Grateful Leadership # 197 The Organic Alignment of Agile, Scrum and Grateful Leadership! Join host Judith W. Umlas as she interviews Agile Consultant and former CEO of Scrum Alliance, Howard Sublett in an engaging and both fun and action-filled conversation. They discuss Howard’s passion to bring humanity to the workplace, and …

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7 Key Tips to Turn Your Enemy into Your Advocate: Working with 'Difficult' People

7 Key Tips to Turn Your Enemy into Your Advocate: Working with ‘Difficult’ People

By Susan Croft Most managers and administrators in today’s multicultural and diverse workplace must work with a variety of stakeholders: team members, colleagues, bosses, trustees, boards of directors, clients, customers, investors, partners, and others. This requires an ability to get on well with many different people – some of whom have very different behavioural and …

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teamwork, collaboration

Ways You Can Improve Teamwork & Collaboration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kxX4B_7S-U Presented by:International Institute for Learning, Inc.Intelligence. Integrity. Innovation. Thought Leadership News™Insight and Expertise for Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. This exclusive Q&A video interview is about Ways You Can Improve Teamwork & Collaboration. Dr. Edward J. Hoffman shares his insights, advice, and experiences working at NASA as he answers these 4 Questions: 1. What is …

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leadership gap: signs, symptoms, and solutions

The Leadership Gap: Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions

By Ori Schibi The area of leadership may be the most studied and elaborate of all organizations and management areas; and yet, it is possible that we know the least about it. When you ask people what it takes to be a good leader, they start reciting all sorts of qualities and behavioral attributes. Things …

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organizational leaders

What Organizational Leaders Can Learn from Project Management

By Susanne Madsen I often run project management training sessions and workshops for people who manage projects. Many of them aren’t career project managers and don’t even have the words project manager in their title. They are hired into an operations or business function and one of the many roles they have is to run …

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