We think a lot about people on projects. Some time ago, we wrote about how the agile coach deals with the different types of team members observing and determining the right level of support and guidance to give. Then, we identified several team member personalities and behaviors that have a positive and negative impact on the… Continue reading About Project Manager Profiles
This month, I attended the European Group on Organizational Studies (EGOS) conference. There were several thought-provoking sessions in the sub-theme on new actors, responsibilities and forms of organizing in the age of digital transformations. In our breakout on accountability, Hedwik Dissenha Giesel presented ideas on using blockchain for business sustainability. Gozal Ahmadova presented research on… Continue reading Thoughts on the #EGOS2021 Conference
We have a book chapter Digital Assets for Project-Based Studies and Project Management in “Information Technology for Management: Towards Business Excellence” published by Springer. It details our paper that was presented at the FedCSIS 2020 conference in September 2020. The book or an individual chapter can be ordered from Springer.
Springer has accepted our manuscript on digital assets, and we hope to announce it here in the coming weeks. Projects are a vital vehicle for economic and social action and the source of innovation, research, and organizational change. They can be the size of a small nation’s gross domestic product or larger than the organizations… Continue reading Coming soon…digital assets in projects
COVID-19 moved most project work to a 100% distributed working model overnight. That is, project teams that shared team rooms and physical space were suddenly working individually from a home office. Thus, all project work, with fixed deadlines and temporary team members, moved to a 100% distributed working model. I had the pleasure to work… Continue reading COVID-19 Motivated 100% Distributed Working–Project Management Impressions and Experiences
The “Going Agile Project Management Practices Third Edition” quiz is now online. Quiz “Going Agile Project Management Practices – Third Edition” introduces agile, its benefits, practices and methodologies; explains the agile coach’s role; describes how agile practices fit into the project management practices; and gives some considerations for going agile. The quiz addendum from the… Continue reading Updated! Going Agile Quiz
We have a book chapter Framework for Project Management in Agile Projects: A Quantitative Study in “Information Technology for Management: Current Research and Future Directions” published by Springer. It reports the results of a study conducted in 2019. The results quantify subjective and theoretical speculation on who performs the project management tasks in agile projects.… Continue reading Agile & Project Management Book Chapter
In the book “Going Agile Project Management Practices”, I describe the use of a color-coded probability and impact matrix for classifying risks. (Figure 1) Visualizing the probability, impact, and severity of risks is a great tool for engaging project team members in risk management. Figure 1 Example Risk Matrix as Excel Bubble Chart