Lean Agile Project Management for the Strategic PM

Agile and lean are not the same thing but are closely related. This post looks at the idea of ‘lean agile’ and its application to project management and strategy. What Is Lean Agile Project Management? To understand what lean agile project management is, it is helpful to compare it to other approaches to project management. … Read more

Kanban Project Methodology for Strategic Project Managers

Kanban is a great approach for visualizing progress in initiatives involving rapid change. It also provides a foundation for continuous process improvement by executing teams. This post provides an overview of Kanban, the key elements of Kanban boards, and the impact and usefulness of Kanban to strategy and project management. What Is the Kanban Project … Read more

Agile Scrum Roles, Ceremonies, Strategy and Projects

The concepts of scrum are powerful in business, not only in software development but also in other areas. This post reviews the basics of agile scrum roles, ceremonies, and their impact on developing strategy and managing projects. Agile Scrum Roles The scrum team has its origins in rugby, an ultimate team sport. The illustration at … Read more

The ‘People Planet Profit Model’ and the Strategic PM

The ‘People Planet Profit model’ (PPP), also known as the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) model, has become a hot topic in recent years. This post explores PPP/TBL and what it means for strategic project managers. What Is the ‘People Planet Profit Model’? The People Planet Profit Model outlines three core facets of sustainability for businesses. … Read more

Project Management, Product Management, and Strategy

What is the difference between project and product management? This post explores the similarities and differences between the two, the competencies required, building teams for each, the comparative life cycles, and strategic impacts. It also explores how program management interacts with both. Project and Product Management Functions There are many similarities – but also many … Read more

Project Management Office Definition and Purpose

This post gets down to the basics of the Project Management Office (PMO): What is a PMO, what is its purpose, and why do you need one (or more) in your organization? Is There a Single Project Management Office Definition? The acronym ‘PMO’ can actually refer to any of the following: Portfolio Management Office – … Read more

The PMO Skillset, the House of PMO, and Strategic PM

Project management methodology involves following processes and a framework as an aid to executing successful projects. PMO’s institutionalize those processes and frameworks across all projects within an organization or domain. Are project management and PMO skillsets different? The PMO Skillset PMO’s – PMO is the acronym for Project Management Organization (or Office), or Program Management … Read more

An Agile Scrum Process Diagram for Strategic PM

This post outlines the essentials of the agile scrum process. It then delves a little deeper into the most important element of the process – the sprint. It then looks at implications of the agile scrum process for project management and strategy. A Basic Agile Scrum Process Diagram The diagram above provides a basic structure … Read more

Agile Manifesto Four Values and Strategic Project Management

Agile Manifesto Four Values

The Agile Manifesto provides four values and twelve principles as foundational to an agile mindset. This post focuses on the four values, and their impacts on project management and strategic thinking. Value 1: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools People are our most precious resource, and in the end will be the reason for … Read more

Organizational Project Management Is a Strategic Capability

The only thing for certain is change. When investing in a project execution infrastructure, it is important to build that capability to support change. The capability itself needs to be adaptable and can be tailored. This post looks at what Organizational Project Management is, and how it can become a strategic capability for the right … Read more