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Project Portfolio Management, Vision and Trends

Role of the PMO: How It’s Currently Evolving

Q&A from an on-demand webinar featuring Forrester Guest Speaker, Margo Visitacion and Planview’s Solution Marketing Director, Linda Roach The role of the PMO is changing. We recently got an in-depth look into this new face of the PMO during our webinar – “What’s Ahead for the PMO?” Our featured speaker was Margo Visitacion, Vice President...

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning, Lean Portfolio Management, Virtual Teams, Work Management for Teams

Lean Coffee Format for Virtual Teams

What is a Lean Coffee?   The Lean Coffee format is a structured, but agenda-less, meeting designed to facilitate collaborative group discussions. “How can you have structure without an agenda?” you might ask. Allow me to explain.  Seattle-based Lean thinkers Jim Benson and Jeremy Lightsmith are credited with the invention of Lean Coffee. They wanted to start a regular discussion...

Work Management for Teams

Are You Building a Collaborative Culture?

A collaborative culture is crucial for building high-performing teams and organizations. Many employees prefer to work collaboratively, but fostering teamwork is not just about making employees happy. Successful collaboration also drives better business results.  For example, a study by i4cp, the leading human capital research firm, showed that high-performing organizations are 5.5 times more likely to encourage and reward collaboration....

Vision and Trends

Adaptability in Business: Accelerating Strategy Execution During Changing Times

Global benchmark study uncovers how some companies rapidly innovate and thrive under changing conditions, while others simply “get by” without evolving Adaptability in business is crucial today: Is your company among the elite that can respond effectively to change, at speed? A new global study commissioned by Planview, found a category of “Strategy Execution Leaders”...

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning

What Makes a Successful Agile People Leader?

Agile people leaders know how to build relationships, empower teams and individuals, and keep work aligned with company goals.   They understand that a supported and aligned team is one of the most powerful assets a company can have — and they will work hard to set up their teams for success. In many ways, the Agile people leader is the ultimate servant leader.  Servant...

Innovation Management

3 Actions To Make Your Diverse Organization More Inclusive

Diversity and inclusion have become prominent topics for organizations of all sizes over the past 12 months. While the Black Lives Matter movement and subsequent conversations, debates, and arguments certainly didn’t start the discussion, they have highlighted the importance of Diversity and Inclusion efforts on a global scale – leading many organizations to recognize where...

Work Management for Teams

Managing Multiple Projects Successfully

Part of good project management is successfully managing multiple projects when needed. Most project managers are expected to juggle a mixture of small and large projects at any given time. This is why project managers have earned a reputation for being professional multitaskers. Multitasking sounds good at first, but making it a habit can actually...

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning, Lean Portfolio Management

How to Become an Agile Coach

As Agile has exploded in popularity, more and more people are interested in learning how to become an Agile coach. In fact, “Agile coach” was named as one of Indeed.com’s best jobs in 2019, with an average base salary of $161,377. Meanwhile, the demand for passionate, experienced Agile coaches is at an all-time high.   If you’re passionate about...

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning

Agile ROI: Exploring the Dollars and Sense to Justify Your Agile Investment

The big question around the efficacy of Agile transformation inevitably turns to Agile ROI: Can Agile really improve productivity, decrease risks and costs, and increase revenue? In a recent webinar titled “The ROI of Agile Scaling and Transformation,” Ronnie Pinkerton, Director of Solution Architecture and Steve Wolfe, Enterprise Agile Coach & Evangelist at Planview, explored...

Product Portfolio Management, Strategic Planning, Work Management for Teams

Better Lab Management: Managing Event Requests

What is Lab Management?  If science is the place where curiosity, discovery, and innovation meet up to have coffee, lab management is the process of making sure the doors are open, lights are on, and grounds are brewing. Labs in academia and industry rely on effective lab management to facilitate and support the groundbreaking scientific...