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CHANGE YOUR WAY OF ANALYSING A BUSINESS WITH THE LAUNCH OF AGILE BA®

13 March 2018   |   General

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 ways of thinking. No longer communicating through elaborate documentation, becoming a multi-faceted and far more exciting role. The opportunity is … Read more

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Certified Local Change Agents (CLCAs)

13 March 2018   |   Management and Business Improvement, Change Management

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 activities while also contributing as invaluable members of organizational change initiatives. The Certified Local Change Agent confirms your ability to: … Read more Read more
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A CERTIFICATION IN AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CAN HELP DELIVER WHAT THE MARKET AND CUSTOMERS NEED

5 March 2018   |   Project Management, Agile PM

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.   The main benefit of AgilePM is its ability to respond to issues as they arise. Making a necessary change … Read more

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

20 October 2017   |   Management and Business Improvement, PMO Support Offices, 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 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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Part three: Seven ‘must have’ competencies needed to make you a successful Scrum Master

16 October 2017   |   Management and Business Improvement

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

16 October 2017   |   Management and Business Improvement

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

14 September 2017   |   Management and Business Improvement

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 more Read more

Agile from the top floor

14 September 2017   |   Programme Management, Agile PgM, Project Management, Agile PM

  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 more Read more

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

21 June 2017   |   Portfolio Management, Project Management

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 business partners work together to maximiseIT value, often the most expensive resource area in the organization. The BRM role is a … Read more Read more

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

23 January 2017   |   Management and Business Improvement, Facilitation, Management and Business Improvement, Project Management

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?

19 January 2017   |   Management and Business Improvement, Facilitation, Management and Business Improvement

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 more Read more

Project Management Tight Bikini Cut

3 January 2017   |   Project Management, Agile PM, Project Management, PRINCE2, Project Management, PRNCE2 Agile, Project Management

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 more Read more

The Change and Transition Freeze: From Paralysed to Competitive

3 January 2017   |   Project Management, Agile PM, Project Management, PRINCE2, Project Management, PRNCE2 Agile, Project Management

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 more Read more

7 Ways that Developing Facilitation Skills Can Stimulate Innovation

12 September 2016   |   Management and Business Improvement, Facilitation

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 more Read more
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The 7 Worst Change and Project Management Fails to Avoid

8 August 2016   |   Project Management, Agile PM, Management and Business Improvement, Change Management, Project Management, PRINCE2, Project Management, PRNCE2 Agile, Project Management, Risk and Benefits Management, Risk Management

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 more Read more
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