Leaders need to adapt they management style to fit the performance readiness of their teams. Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard created the concept of situational leadership in the field of organisational behaviour. They said that "readiness" not only varies by person, but also by task. People have different levels of ability and motivation for different … Continue reading What is Situational Leadership
5 Levels of Agile Planning
Within Agile, planning is done continuously. Planning is about working out what to do, and that must come before working out how long it will take. In this post I would like to present a process that will allow team members to understand the whole sequence of planning from vision to user story. Level 1, Vision: … Continue reading 5 Levels of Agile Planning
How to Scale Using Motivation and Accountability
Many organisations scale effectively by hiring promising people and then teaching and motivating them to do exceptional work. The following example shows how important is to hiring and developing people. Tamago-Ya is a Japanese company that produces fresh box lunches and sell them to Tokyo office employees. The typical order comes from a office that buys lunches … Continue reading How to Scale Using Motivation and Accountability
What is Business Portfolio Management?
Portfolio refers to the total set of programs, stand-alone projects and other change initiatives undertaken by an organisation. The reason for creating a portfolio is to provide an overall business view and control over all these programs and projects at a high level in the organisation. Portfolio management is aligned to the organisation’s budgetary and … Continue reading What is Business Portfolio Management?
Program Management Governance in Few Words
The first thing the program must do is establish program governance by planning how it will monitor and control the constituent projects. Effective governance ensures strategic alignment, the realisation of promised service and benefits, stakeholders are communicated with and kept aware of progress and issues; appropriate tools and processes are used in the program; decisions … Continue reading Program Management Governance in Few Words