Welcome to the October edition of Streamline! From the most significant project management update since 2017 to the latest strides in AI, we've curated our top 10 insights guaranteed to keep you ahead in your coffee break conversations in the project management world.
What caught our attention in October:
New update of PRINCE2: A fresh wave has hit the shores of project management with the latest update in PRINCE2® methodology. The 7th Edition, released in September, is the biggest update since 2017 with a focus on enhancing guidance for managing projects. Here’s what you need to know. (Read time: 12 min)
What’s changed in change management? A lot. Change is a constant in project realms and even in our personal lives—resistance only takes us so far. Here’s how to incorporate proactive change management to arm yourself with strategies to ensure your project flows through the inevitable change. (Read time: 10 min)
How to be a little more “Lean”: In a world obsessed with more, Lean is a mantra of less that leads to more. Here’s how more and more companies are embracing Lean principles to drive efficiency and value creation. (Read time: 8 min)
Uncertainty is dominating the world: It’s scary isn’t it? The uncertain terrains of project timelines can be the horror movie of the month, but there are agile practices that can help in rethinking project timelines in such unpredictable landscapes. (Read time: 5 min)
Product strategy 101: Crafting a product strategy can feel like coming up with endless ideas. This step-by-step guide on running product strategy workshops helps create the structure needed to make your next session useful. (Read time: 3 min)
Stepping towards an equitable AI: From automating tasks to pioneering in healthcare, AI has revolutionized the way we live and work. Yet, it has become increasingly apparent that the promises of AI aren’t distributed equally. Simon Friis and James Riley discuss why eliminating algorithmic bias leads to a fairer AI future. (Read time: 8 min)
What is nonviolent communication? Nonviolent Communication (NVC) isn’t just a concept; it’s a practice. Nonviolent communication can improve your culture of understanding and empathy in your project teams by allowing no judgment, expressing feelings, and making clear requests. (Read time: 10 min)
What it takes to be a “cool” manager: Whoever thought management could be cool? Follow the journey of how the discipline of management evolved and grew its cool factor in some of the world’s most-known companies. (Read time: 7 min)
Personality-driven investment portfolios? We all have different personalities. If we were all the same, life would be boring, but ever wondered how your personality influences your investment decisions? KelloggInsight presents how personality shapes investment portfolios and how our individual traits create our financial strategies. (Read time: 10 min)
Innovation in big corporations: The tightrope between innovation and pragmatism in large corporations is a constant battle. Large corporations are starting to adopt Lean Startup methodologies that have gracefully led to innovation while staying the large ship grounded. (Read time: 7 min)
We leave you with the following quote as a beacon of light for the project management community facing their biggest fear this Halloween season: Failure.
“You shouldn't be afraid of failure - when something fails, you think, 'What did I learn from that experience? I can do better next time.' Then kill that project and move on to the next. Don't get disappointed." — Niklas Zennstrom
That's it for this month. See you all in November!