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Scrum roles revealed. Do you have what it takes? Seven ‘must have’ competencies needed to make you a successful Scrum Master….

Scrum roles revealed. Do you have what it takes? Seven ‘must have’ competencies needed to make you a successful Scrum Master.... Corrie Jordaan 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 [...]

The Ultimate IT job can be yours

The role of the Business Relationship Manager has become increasing vital as the Trusted Advisor in the relationship between IT and its business partners. Invest in your career and learn how be the ultimate Business Relationship Manager in this volatile, complex but exciting ICT world, and join our next Business Relationship Management Professional training event. […]

Human resources; Migrating from an order-taker to a strategic business partner, and HR managers need to ensure their skillsets keep abreas

The role of human resources (HR) in the organisation is evolving. It’s no longer sufficient for HR to align with the strategic requirements of all other divisions within the business; it also has to create demand for HR services across the business. Guy Eastoe, Managing Director of Snap Tech International, says: “While HR remains one […]

Keep the Zombies out of your Enterprise

Project and team managers need to make the right decisions quickly, without having to get approval from levels of executives above, who are never available anyway. As executives we know we must push responsibility down the hierarchy to uncover and unleash the power of our “A Type” resources, encouraging them to take accountability to make [...]

A two-day course teaching the wider impacts of organisational change and how to help people adapt

Certified Local Change Agents (CLCAs) play a powerful supporting role during organization-wide transformation. They understand the fundamental principles and approaches that encourage people to embrace change. CLCAs assist organizations in aligning its entire workforce’s activities with the implemented change. A CLCA need not enter a dedicated role – certified individuals will typically continue their BAU […]

Change your way of analysing a Business with the launch of AGILE BA®

A typical analyst is involved in the design or modification of business  IT systems. The analyst interacts with the business stakeholders and subject matter experts in order to understand their problems and needs. The analyst gathers, documents, and analyzes business needs and requirements. Agile ways of working have necessitated business analysts to change their own […]

Certified Local Change Agents (CLCAs)

Certified Local Change Agents (CLCAs) play a powerful supporting role during organization-wide transformation. They understand the fundamental principles and approaches that encourage people to embrace change. CLCAs assist organizations in aligning its entire workforce’s activities with the implemented change. A CLCA need not enter a dedicated role – certified individuals will typically continue their BAU [...]

A Certification in Agile Project Management can help deliver what the market and Customers need

Agile Project Management is an iterative approach to planning and guiding project processes. An Agile project is completed in small sections. Each section is reviewed and critiqued by the project team, which should include representatives of the project’s various stakeholders. Insights gained from the critique are used to determine what the next step should be. […]

Intrigued by a career in the Project management office environment? (P3O)

  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 […]

Part three: Seven ‘must have’ competencies needed to make you a successful Scrum Master

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 […]

Part two: Seven competencies you need to make you a successful Product Owner.

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 […]

Part one: Scrum roles revealed: Where do you fit?

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 [...]

Agile from the top floor

  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 [...]

Business Relationship Management (BRMP®) – The IT department’s “holy grail”?

Let’s face it, the IT dept. can do all the self-measuring and chest thumping they like to show how successful they are, but that only becomes true when their internal or external customers believe it. Off course the self-measures, COBIT audits and ISO conformance add value and promote efficiencies, but real effectiveness occurs when IT and [...]

Why all managers need to be able to facilitate workshops and meetings effectively

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]

The Change and Transition Freeze: From Paralysed to Competitive

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 [...]

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