Projects at Work
  • Agile

    Hindsight Is 50/50

    - by Bart Gerardi (January 11, 2017)

    Do team members and executives in your organization see retrospectives as a waste of time and expense? If so, maybe your retrospectives aren’t providing the value they should, from establishing a culture of team learning and stressing continual improvement, to tracking metrics and celebrating successes.

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  • Agile

    4 Agile Leader Lenses

    - by Bart Gerardi (December 22, 2016)

    Agile teams are self-organizing, and sometimes self-managing, but they still need leadership. Agile leaders create space for failure (and learning) while ensuring that individual performance is aligned with organizational goals. Four "lenses" — areas of focus — are helpful: mechanism, culture, process and motivation.

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  • Decision-Making

    The Art of Letting Go

    - by Andy Jordan (December 1, 2016)

    In business environments that demand rapid response and adapting, leaders need decision-makers throughout the organization. But trading control for agility requires even more leadership skills. Here are ideas and actions to diversify and accelerate the decision-making process, which will improve short- and long-term performance.

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Teams

To Go Global, Think Local

- by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor (January 10, 2017)

Anna Schlegel has led global technology initiatives for companies such as Cisco, VMware and Xerox. Author of a new book about the theory and practice of expanding into international markets, she shares insights on the globalization trend and tips for managing and measuring successful distributed teams.

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Communication

PM Obstacles: Miracle Work

- by Vicki Wrona, PMP (January 9, 2017)

Some organizations expect project managers to be “miracle workers” who produce results without the active support or involvement of leadership. And sometimes project managers are able to leverage resources, meet deadlines and achieve deliverables under these conditions. But it’s not a long-term strategy for success.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Bart Gerardi

Director, Software Development, Audible.com
Bart has been in ecommerce for over 20 years, and can’t imagine a …

Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

Beth Spriggs

Vice President, Technology, Leadership for Educational Equity
Author of The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats. Available o…

Vicki Wrona

President, Forward Momentum, LLC
Vicki Wrona is the founder and President of Forward Momentum, a PMI Regi…

Kathleen O'Connor

I’m a freelance journalist and digital content strategist with 15+…

Aaron Smith

Editorial Director, ProjectsAtWork.com
Aaron has served as the editor of ProjectsAtWork since 2001, leading its…

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