Project management is a practice that begins and ends with the perception of the environment and goals affecting the initiative being worked on. That perception is formed by the set of assumptions, methods, or notions the project manager and influential stakeholders believe to be true: their…
While project managers represent a wide spectrum of geographies, industry segments, purposes, and organisational structures and cultures, they all share one common activity: dealing with change. From the inception of a project to its close, project managers face constant streams of change from…
Why heroic leadership is not suited to a VUCA world.      The great leader speaks little.   He never speaks carelessly.   He works without self-interest  and leaves no trace.   When all is finished, the people say  “We did it ourselves. "  — Lao-tzu     What is effective leadership?  Is it:  A…
The latest edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) can be broadly described as a transition from a process-based perspective to a principle-based approach. This shift reflects a recognition that there are multiple ways to successfully manage projects, with no single method or…
“Psychological safety is not the same as a safe space. It is not a space where you will always feel comfortable and not have your views challenged. It is almost the opposite. It’s a brave space…” — Amy Edmondson.      The father of employee engagement, William Khan, defined psychological safety…
Dr Bruce Tuckman’s research into group dynamics is still a widely used model that maps out the stages a team goes through to get to high performance. Tuckman suggested that the stages a team goes through (forming, storming, norming, and performing) are the critical pathway for teams to…
A few years ago, I coached an agile video production team. It was a highly collaborative, tight-knit team with super specialised skill sets. The team churned through the work and delivered lots of high-value outcomes for the organisation.   However, what the team and I noticed was that there seemed…
"Cooperation for mutual benefit, a survival strategy very common in natural systems, is one that humanity needs to emulate. " — Eugene Odum  "We are constantly fragmenting our limited attentional focus with both internal and external distractions and multiple tasks, and there is a cost for this…
How evolutionary theory can be applied to business  “ … the species that survives is the one that is able to adapt to and to adjust best to the changing environment in which it finds itself ” ― Leon C. Megginson (often incorrectly attributed to Darwin)  In nature, species either adapt to their…
The first-ever global conference for Scrum Masters is coming up on May 17th 2021. Over this week-long virtual conference, the Scrum Master community will come together to share experiences, develop ideas and build connections.   With speakers joining from all over the world, each live session will…
“Complex adaptive systems are characterised by perpetual novelty” — John H. Holland  Complexity science is a logical domain for researching post-bureaucratic organisational design and development. By studying the nature of complex adaptive systems we can obtain rich insights into the nature of an…
Culture determines how people behave. If you want to change behaviour, you have to look to change the culture. This is the story of how we changed the culture of a team of business analysts.   We inherited this team; they worked in an organisation where the culture was pretty poor. People were…


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