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  The Future for PMO’s is Clear – P3O®  (Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Offices) (Pmp Professionals) PMO Flashmob recently published a report called ‘PMO Benchmark Report‘ in which they summarize with some closing PMO thoughts from the participants in the survey, two of which caught my attention. ‘Very little understanding of what career development options there are for PMO staff’ ‘The use of a structured PMO environment allows employees to grow within the frameworks set … Read more

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This is part three of a four-part series, if you missed one or two read them here. Scrum teams must be self-organizing with all the competencies and emotional intelligence required to master their work without reliance on direction from above. In my previous two articles, I briefly introduced the three key Scrum roles, that of, Product Owner, Development Team, and Scrum Master, with a more in-depth look at the Product Owner. This article focusses on seven … Read more

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If you missed the first series of the Scrum guide read it here.  Seven competencies you need to make you a successful Product Owner. Scrum teams must be self-organizing with all the competencies and emotional intelligence required to master their work without reliance on direction from above. In my previous article I briefly introduced the three key Scrum roles, that of, Product Owner, Development Team, and Scrum Master.This article focusses on seven core competencies you … Read more

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Corrie Jordaan The Scrum Guide™[1] defines Scrum as a framework for developing and sustaining complex products. This framework enables teams to address complex adaptive problems, while they productively and creatively deliver products of the highest possible value. The framework is regarded as lightweight and simple; yet incredibly difficult to master. The framework is made up of essential components such as the Scrum Teams, Events, Artifacts and Rules – this articles focus is on Scrum Teams. … Read moreRead More
  Scrum teams must be self-organizing with all the competencies and emotional intelligence required to master their work without reliance on direction from above. In my previous article I briefly introduced the three key Scrum roles, that of, Product Owner, Development Team, and Scrum Master.This article focusses on seven core competencies you will need to be the best Product Owner (PO) you can be. We are dealing with an unprecedented level of change, ambiguity and … Read moreRead More

Why all managers need to be able to facilitate workshops and meetings effectively An overwhelming amount of literature and facts substantiate why managers adopt facilitative styles in progressive, synergistic organisations. The Snap Tech summary of these findings is simple. [/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Time for Strategic Facilitation or more Fury? Managing personalities and change are seldom drivers for a more participatory approach to problem solving.  If you’re stuck in this fury zone, Snap Tech International has a dynamic learning programme inspiring powerful facilitation strategies for those in leadership roles. Strategic Facilitation for Power Meetings and Workplace Interventions The facilitative leadership tools contained in Strategic Facilitation for Power Meetings and Workplace Interventions are designed to encourage those who believe … Read moreRead More
Project Management Tight Bikini Cut Project Management: More than a fashionable expense As South Africa becomes increasingly global, Snap Tech is seeing a rise in the demand for project management training that conforms to international best practice standards. The spend on Project Management training continues to rise, likely as a result of the field encompassing skills required for a business environment that shifts as much as stretch fabric. Businesses streamline and adjust according to perceptions … Read moreRead More
The Change and Transition Freeze: From Paralysed to Competitive Tomorrow People Tomorrow’s leaders build on the value of sound change and transition actions, essential contributors to strategy fulfilment. Snap Tech shifts the fear of change to deeply inculcated competitive practice by exposing leadership to robust professional development opportunities. Entrenched project management principles can shift an organisation’s locus of control when members co own strategy fulfilment and the achievement of measurable benefits. Building organizational competency in … Read moreRead More
7 Ways that Developing Facilitation Skills Can Stimulate Innovation Developing a culture of innovation in your projects is easiest when project managers have excellent facilitation skills which aid concept development and bring creative problem solving to team environments. Here are 7 ways that developed facilitation skills can stimulate innovation in your projects: 1. Better facilitation skills yield more creative ways to develop concepts Old-fashioned brainstorming has its uses, but modern facilitation skills include more creative … Read moreRead More
The 7 Worst Change and Project Management Fails to Avoid The worst project management fails are costly and embarrassing to the companies and individual professionals responsible. Here are 7 change and project management fails to avoid at all costs: 1. Poor or partial planning Planning in project management is crucial. As the saying goes, ‘a goal without a plan is just a wish’. Yet adding detail too early, before proper control mechanisms and risk management is … Read moreRead More
3 Must-Read Blogs for Portfolio Management Project managers who design and implement Project Portfolio Management (PPM) based systems are always on the lookout for new benchmarks and elegant solutions to the problems they solve on a daily basis. It’s natural to look to the internet for fresh ideas and inspiration, but this creates a new challenge: Which blog to read during your valuable downtime? To make things easier, we’ve selected three PPM blogs that will … Read moreRead More
8 Common Misconceptions about Project Management Common misconceptions about project management easily derail projects that do not incorporate internationally-accepted standards of project planning, execution, control and closure. Here are 8 common misconceptions to avoid: 1. Project process is more crucial than implementers A smooth, well-planned project process is key. Without people making intelligent decisions around process, however, projects fail. Amanda Schupak, writing for the PMI, cites cases where insufficient expert engagement or inadequate skills development … Read moreRead More
Agile success is up to a single Executive. Over many years I have come across numerous examples of both successful and unsuccessful project management implementations. Whether it was based on a PMBoK, APM or PRINCE2 method made no difference, they quietly thrived or noisily failed. The answer for a higher implementation success rate seems to elude many, in spite of all the conferences attended. Along comes Agile with all its flavours, into the mainstream of … Read moreRead More
Thinking Agile? Where to from here? Making the right choice for your personal career or business! At some point in your career, as with most people, you will reach point when you start asking yourself how you can develop your skills and best demonstrate your ability to a potential employer. Having formal certifications is an excellent way to do this and putting yourself ahead in the recruitment process remain imperative if you are looking to … Read moreRead More
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