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A selection of posts about software project management practices with a disruptive thinking orientation
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Strategic Initiative Management: The PMO Imperative

Strategic Initiative Management: The PMO Imperative | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
As companies adapt to an increasingly complex world, effectively positioned and supported project or program management offices can help significantly improve the implementation of strategic initiatives.
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4 principles PMO should adopt to help the company execute strategic initiatives and therefore play an active role in its competitiveness.

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Delivering Projects — 10 Vital Ways to Business Success

Delivering Projects — 10 Vital Ways to Business Success | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
Most people will say that a project is a temporary management setting needed to deliver some unique benefit to the business. And, project management is the governance — the principles, processes an...
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About the crucial role of project sponsorship and globally project culture in the company to achieve business success through projects...

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Top 5 Project Management Trends for 2014 - PM Hut

Top 5 Project Management Trends for 2014 - PM Hut
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Project Leadership to deal with distributed teams, PPM to focus on best value-added projects, PM collaborative tools, Risk Mgt part of the planning process, Agile for non-software products.

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les Apps en support du Management de Projet !

les Apps en support du Management de Projet ! | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
La Project Conférence 2014 à Anaheim fut un brillant succès et notre partenaire Campana & Schott a profité de cette conférence pour présenter quatre nouvelle applications disponibles sur l’Offi...
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Je n'ai pas encore eu l'occasion de tester mais ça peut être intéressant...

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90% Complete not = Done

90% Complete not = Done | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
What do you do when a developer claims "I'm 90% complete"? Well, don't rely on it and patiently wait for 100%. Example of "90% complete" Traditional methods of reporting progress involve reporting ...
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I love the section "Other ways to say not Done" :-) Anyway, in Agile, only Done means something (should you have a clear and shared definition for it...).

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Things I Learned Managing Fixed Price Agile Projects - PM Hut

Things I Learned Managing Fixed Price Agile Projects - PM Hut
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Project Managers Need Creativity, Not Conformity

Project Managers Need Creativity, Not Conformity
By Simon Tang
Project managers (PMs) need to be given the appropriate amount authority and autonomy in order to successfully perform his/her project tasks.
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Yes PMs can also be creative in addition to the numerous qualities they are supposed to witness... Definitely one of the ways to be less perceived as a policeman (only)...

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Are you dead? A comfortable Agile Project Manager isn't doing their job

Are you dead? A comfortable Agile Project Manager isn't doing their job | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
If no one is pissed off with you then you are dead but just haven’t figured it out yet! Tom Peters (2004) Mike Cohn of Mountain Goat Software characterises good Scrum Masters as a Bulldozer, a Shie...
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Not counting the people I have upset even before becoming Agile :-)

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HERMES, conducteur des âmes vers la réussite des projets informatiques | MyProjectCafe

HERMES, conducteur des âmes vers la réussite des projets informatiques | MyProjectCafe | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
HERMES est une méthode de gestion de projets informatiques, développée par la Confédération Helvétique. Elle vise à donner aux professionnels des outils (des scénarios prédéfinis) qui leur permettent de se concentrer sur les objectifs du projet, plutôt que sur la démarche. Accessible gratuitement, elle est caractérisée par une grande souplesse d’utilisation. « Hermès est à tout le monde » comme disait le vieux Théophraste.
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PMI Global Jobs Report: Hottest Industries, Highest Salaries | PM Network

PMI Global Jobs Report: Hottest Industries, Highest Salaries | PM Network | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
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Project managers are still in high demand, including for the IT domain.

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How Will Agile Be Remembered?

How Will Agile Be Remembered? | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
In the future how will agile methods be remembered by the project management community? It seems history has a way of distorting the facts and simplifying concepts out of context. Here are a few examples: 1) In the original Waterfall...
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Failed Projects: Does Management Really Care? - PM Hut

Failed Projects: Does Management Really Care? - PM Hut | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
Failed Projects: Does Management Really Care? - PM Hut
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About a fundamental source of motivation for driving projets that often misses...

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Why Agile Doesn’t Kill the PM - PM Hut

Why Agile Doesn’t Kill the PM - PM Hut | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
Why Agile Doesn’t Kill the PM - PM Hut
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A good synthesis on the justification of the PM role in the case of complex Agile projets combining multiple parallel iterations with inter-dependencies between projets.

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Be a Project Champion - PM Hut

Be a Project Champion - PM Hut
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"It is not your ability to manage tasks and resources that will set you apart. It is your ability to build relationships and lead the team to success through your vision and engagement."

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Tech Trends 2014: Inspiring Disruption

Deloitte’s annual Technology Trends report launched at SXSW14.  The report studies the ever-evolving technology landscape, focusing on disruptive trends that are transforming business, government, and society.

 

This presentation focuses on 10 topics that have the opportunity to impact organizations across industries, geographies, and sizes over the next 18 to 24 months. 



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Very interesting food for thought! I particularly like the ideas of the CIO acting as a Venture Capitalist, the crowdsourcing, the technical debt reversal, the in-memory revolution and realtime DevOps.

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Félix Eroles's curator insight, March 11, 2014 6:45 PM

Vale la pena prestar atención

Laura Rosillo's curator insight, March 12, 2014 3:53 AM

Innovación disruptiva: tendencias 2014

Minerva Bueno's curator insight, March 31, 2014 5:12 PM

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Le Lean IT au secours du cadrage des projets informatiques

Le Lean IT au secours du cadrage des projets informatiques | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
La réussite ou l’échec d’un projet informatique dépend de la qualité de la formalisation du besoin client. Comment le Lean IT peut-il apporter une réponse pour réduire les délais, les coûts et les risques du cadrage d’un projet informatique ?
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Project Management Roles in different Organizational Structures - PM Hut

Project Management Roles in different Organizational Structures - PM Hut
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Are you well positioned...?

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Project Directors and Agile PMOs as Facilitators

Project Directors and Agile PMOs as Facilitators | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
The Project Directors profession is in continuous evolution. With Agile, approaches, interactions an...
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Master word: listen (to your customers) instead of guessing what they need...

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L'holacratie : et si on se passait des chefs ?

L'holacratie : et si on se passait des chefs ? | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
Briser la logique pyramidale pour établir un modèle égalitaire : c'est le pari de l'holacratie. Avec à la clé, la promesse d'une organisation efficace et d'un meilleur engagement.
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De l'agilité à tous les étages...  

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Pitfalls in Setting Up a PMO

Pitfalls in Setting Up a PMO
By Simon Tang
Large corporations have been enjoying the benefits of having a Project Management Office (PMO) for awhile now.
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PMO Role in Agile

PMO Role in Agile | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
If you lead a PMO or are a PM and your organization is embarking on an Agile adoption you are probably thinking so how do I fit into this new paradigm and still manage the work that I'm currently m...
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Don't miss part 2 of this post that illustrates how Project Managers can still play a key role in the nowadays "agilification" of software product delivery. 

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les projets dans la Construction comparés à ceux du Développement Logiciel

les projets dans la Construction comparés à ceux du Développement Logiciel | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
Ayant passé 30 ans dans la construction, Jerry Keusch a pensé dédier son premier billet à une comparaison entre l'industrie logicielle et celle de la construction. Il a listé 5 principales différen...
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Intéressant paralllèle même si malgré tout le passage d'un domaine d'application du project management à un autre sans rapport est très compliqué (notamment en France)...

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Relations Métiers-DSI : Une éclaircie au milieu des nuages !

Relations Métiers-DSI : Une éclaircie au milieu des nuages ! | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
Relations Métiers-DSI : Une liste de mesure pour améliorer la gouvernance et le pilotage de son activité IT et ainsi favoriser les bonnes relations.
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Planning Balance

Planning Balance | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
Life is all about balance, live too conservatively and you run the risk of missing out on life’s adventures and opportunities. Live too wildly and you run the risk of misfortune and regret, we have to walk a fine line...
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Is PMI Broken? I believe so

Is PMI Broken?  I believe so | Project Management Practices | Scoop.it
PMI was an organization that one believed was there to further the discipline or “profession” of project management and provide member service. Now it has become evident that something is broken.
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