Welcome to the January edition of Streamline!
First and foremost, Happy New Year to all those in project management! As we step into the new year, it's a time to embrace fresh perspectives and innovative strategies in project management. This month, we've handpicked a variety of articles that shine a light on new methodologies, technological trends, and leadership insights in the field for 2024.
What caught our attention in January:
AI. Everyone is still going to talk about it. If you haven’t had a chance to start using it, Kellogg Insight offers a pragmatic approach to developing an AI strategy in three clear steps, providing a practical guide for integrating AI into your business processes. (Read time 6 minutes)
Start 2024 Right: We share 9 Key Questions for Project Success. Michel Operto, Author and Blogger, delves into essential queries for building effective teams, stakeholder engagement, and risk management to ensure your projects thrive in the new year. (Read time 5 minutes)
It’s time to reflect on 2023's Workplace Challenges. You can uncover the top three anxieties faced by workers this year, as highlighted in the LSE Business Review. Discover how job fit, wage instability, and workload pressures have shaped the workplace. It's the perfect moment to address these issues, and cultivate a resilient, successful workforce for 2024. (Read time 7 minutes)
It’s not always easy to receive valuable feedback. Leaders often grapple with extracting honest, unfiltered information from employees, a challenge that hinders full organizational potential. Harvard Business Review illuminates this issue, offering tactics for leaders to cultivate an environment conducive to open, truthful communication. (Read time 4 minutes)
It’s no surprise that for global businesses, ensuring strategic alignment across your projects is a major challenge. But by implementing project portfolio management (PPM), you can integrate global and local PMOs into a process of continuous improvement in 2024. Find out how here. (Read time 6 minutes)
Streamline Communication in Project Management: Learn how PMOs enhance stakeholder engagement and align projects with business goals. Our article provides practical steps for effective communication and stakeholder mobilization. (Read time 7 minutes)
Learn from INSEAD's Insightful Analysis all about key lessons from 2023, focusing on the ever-evolving nature of workplace dynamics, AI's impact on business, and leadership strategies for navigating change. Understand how agility and adaptability are crucial in today's fast-paced business environment. (Read time 8 minutes)
Empower Your AI Strategy: MIT Sloan Review's article guides managers on critical questions to ask about AI models and datasets. It emphasizes understanding the intricacies of AI technology and its application in business decision-making. This resource is vital for leaders seeking to leverage AI effectively and responsibly in their organizations. (Read time 6 minutes)
Single source of lies? Challenging Perfection in Project Management: This article from Johanna Rothman discusses the importance of prioritizing progress over perfection, critiquing the concept of a 'single source of truth' in project reporting. (Read time 7 minutes)
Mind the Product's 2023 review explores AI's transformative impact in various domains. We take a look at key insights including AI's role in enhancing work, the importance of critical thinking in AI tool development, and navigating new technology's allure. (Read time 7 minutes)
We leave you with this quote to reflect on:
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. In project management, this means taking lessons from the past and using them to forge a more successful path forward." - Adapted from Seneca, Roman Philosopher
That’s all for January. Have a great start and see you next month!