Welcome to the November edition of Streamline!
November is here! It's a good moment to look back at how project management has changed, especially with the addition of artificial intelligence (AI). This month, we’ve gathered insights that offer not only fresh perspectives, but also practical advice for today's dynamic world of managing projects.
What caught our attention in November:
Clear Goals? Know Your Strategy, OKRs, and KPIs: Learn how these key tools help you set and track project goals to keep your team on target through an example that most of us can relate to. Yes, we mean vacation. (Read time: 10 min)
Why Big Projects Fail: Big projects come with big risks and potential big failures. Learn the key factors that cause large-scale projects to fail and how to work through these challenges for a better chance of success. (Read time: 10 min)
Thinking Like a Founder: It’s time to adopt the startup mindset. In this article, we see how thinking like a founder as a Project Manager can lead to increased agility and drive innovation within your project management practices. (Read time: 8 min)
The Art of Risk Un-management: Risks are inherent to any project, but are you thinking about the risks or issues in your projects? Explore a fresh perspective on risk management that could redefine your approach. (Read time: 5 min)
Building Your Project Business Case: Every project begins with a convincing business case, but how do you manage to build one? What are the essentials of including in your plan? Here's how to craft one that stands out to guarantee buy-in. (Read time: 7 min)
Frameworks Over Methodologies: The debate between using frameworks and methodologies in project management is ongoing, but find out why Elizabeth Larson, advisor and consultant, values flexibility over rigidity. (Read time: 6 min)
Agile Architecture in Construction: The construction industry is undergoing a significant shift towards agile practices. Read how agile architecture is breaking down traditional barriers and paving the way for a more responsive and efficient approach to construction. (Read time: 9 min)
The Future of Project Management: The landscape of project management is changing at an unprecedented pace. Peek into the future and learn about the innovative practices that are expected to shape the next generation of project management. (Read time: 11 min)
Governance for Smarter KPIs: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are essential for measuring success, but they require intelligent governance to be truly effective. We learn how aligning KPIs with your company’s strategic objectives can drive meaningful performance improvements. (Read time: 8 min)
Choosing the Perfect PPM Tool: Selecting the right Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tool is crucial for managing projects effectively. Follow these 5 steps to make an informed decision that aligns with your needs. (Read time: 7 min)
We'll leave you with a thought as we head into the end of the year:
The most challenging one to manage is you. 'Self-leadership' isn't a concept that most of us think about all that often. Yet leadership capability relates as much to how we lead ourselves as how we lead others. – Scott Belsky
See you all in December!