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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….

17 July 2018   |   General

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 three key Scrum roles, that of, Product Owner, Development Team, and Scrum Master, with a more in-depth look at the [...] Read more

The Ultimate IT job can be yours

16 July 2018   |   General

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. Seats are limited, call Wendy now on 0827317230. And read more about this role below. Let’s face it, the IT […]

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

16 July 2018   |   General

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 of the key corporate service departments, it’s moving away from merely provisioning resources and carrying out administration. The HR division […]

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Keep the Zombies out of your Enterprise

16 July 2018   |   General

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 those decisions within the parameters of the enterprise’s organizational constraints and governance. So accountability on the one hand, enterprise alignment [...] Read more

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

23 April 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: […]

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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 […]

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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
Agile Project management Course

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 […]

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pmp course

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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
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