Teams

Keeping the Boat Afloat and Teamwork

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by: Kerry Wills In today’s corporate world most organizations are matrixed in different ways. This means that there are many handoffs and intersection points for most solutions and programs. This adds complexity to programs to ensure that all intersection points are planned for and monitored closely. But the key to success is with people within those…

Be a pro at keeping your team on track: The Project Management Certification Bundle

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Managing a team under pressure can be overwhelming. You can learn proven strategies and methods in the Project Management Certification Bundle, which offers eight engaging courses that work toward industry-standard certifications. The PMP and PMI qualifications are widely recognized by employers around the world, and the tuition in this bundle is geared toward the exam.…

The Collective Memory of the Team

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by: Robert Galen If you’ve any experience in Agile approaches for software development, one of the common arguments surrounds documentation. Mostly it centers on software requirements, but it also extends to other forms of documentation, for example, design or user-centered documentation. Many Agile teams struggle with documentation. My experience aligns with folks leaning one of two…

How to Stop Micromanaging Your Team

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by: Rebecca Knight Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. You may downplay your propensities by labeling yourself a “control freak” or by claiming that you just like to keep close tabs on your team, but those are poor excuses for excessive meddling. What can you do to give your people the space they need to…

Four Tips for Managing Performance in Agile Teams

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by: Johanna Rothman I’ve been talking with clients recently about their managers’ and HR’s transition to agile. I hear this common question: “How do we manage performance of the people on our agile teams?” Reframe “manage performance” to “career development.” People on agile teams don’t need a manager to manage their performance. If they are retrospecting…

How to Make a Team of Stars Work

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by: Claudio Fernández-Aráoz In my early years as an executive search consultant in Argentina, I was frequently asked to hire senior investment bankers. Citibank and J.P. Morgan were the leading players in the region at the time, but as I contacted and interviewed most of their key bankers, I saw something strange going on. While both…

58 Complete Role & Responsibility Descriptions

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Why do you need Clear Roles and Responsibilities? What does not having clearly defined roles and responsibilities cause? Confusion Rework Conflict Having clear and agreed roles will give clarity and comfort for the team and stakeholders and removes risk from your project. As a project professional, I know as well as you do that time…