What caught our attention in January
Innovation requires intellectual honesty. Fostering psychological safety isn’t enough if managers don’t pay particular attention to creating conditions for healthy debate. (17 min read)
Your project runs on exponentials. Exponentials are the way we bend the project around the corner, or move out quickly. They have an effect on so many aspects of projects, from communications, to risks, to schedules. (3 min read)
The true source of value for a company is its capability. This refers to a company’s ability to effectively manage its resources, adapt to change, and execute its plans. When a company invests in its capability, it’s investing in the future of the business and its long-term success. (2 min read)
Today’s most critical workplace challenges are about systems. Critical workplace issues (for example, the problematic quality of leadership within organizations) are primarily attributable to systemic factors embedded in organizational cultures and processes. (3 min read)
Multitasking is the fastest way to slow everything down... But you can work around it. Johanna Rothman walks us through 3 strategies to not multitask, even when senior people insist. (4 min read)
The ultimate guide to OKRs for Strategic Portfolio Management
OKRs can help you with engagement, accountability and agility in your Strategic Portfolio Management. The key is knowing how to implement them.
Hierarchical structures can be useful even for teams that need to be agile. Recent research shows that organizations that need to achieve agility – in the sense of rapid results – in environments that require coordinated action among team members may benefit from a hierarchical structure of influence. (4 min read)
Agile won’t fix organization dysfunctions. Kiron Bondale makes a list of common problems which won’t be fixed by adaptive delivery. (3 min read)
The CHAOS research should be removed from the list of "Reasons for implementing Agile". Michael Küsters tried to find reliable, accurate data about the Standish Group's research, often used as one of the authoritative sources for the benefits of Agile. He was surprised about what he found. (5 min read)
Working with stakeholders is art as much as science (maybe even more). Noa Ganot offers some guidelines for doing that well. (8 minute read)
How to make 2023 a successful year for your projects. Elizabeth Harrin asked project management experts what we should be aware of as we go into the new year to achieve their most successful year ever? This is their answers.
(25 min read)
The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.
— Albert A. Bartlett, The Essential Exponential! For the Future of Our Planet