Category: Ideas & Insights

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How Digital Transformation is revolutionizing Project Management

As customers are becoming more Digital, our projects become more digital, and we (our roles) become more digital. "The core structure and capabilities of established project management offices (PMOs) are being disrupted and challenged by digitization…" says Joanne Kopcho, Research VP for Gartner. Let's explore how Digital Transformation is impacting project management processes and practices. ...

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We implemented Agile but it’s not bringing expected results… What’s next?

Organizations have been implementing Agile since late 90's. One of the more recent and most reliable stats is from 2017 PMI Pulse on the Profession stating "71 percent of organizations report using agile approaches for their projects". That same publication elaborates that only 21% of projects are done in Agile alone and another 20% in ...

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Best practices for combining Waterfall and Agile Project Management Webcast

84% of companies use both Traditional / Waterfall and Agile / Scrum Project Management practices (PM Solutions 2018). Yet less than 8% know how to do it correctly. This interactive webcast will provide you with key insights and practices for how best to combine both predictive and responsive project management to increase business value, make ...

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Digital is in Wild Wild West and IT is stuck in Legacy… Now what?

Digital and Customer Transformations are more difficult for more complex and larger businesses. In earlier stages of their Digital Maturity, as they transition from functional silos to more value-centric and cross-functional organizational structures, it is very common to hear the following the "us vs them" sentiments. IT reflects on borderline negligent adoption of technology (often ...

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The big WHY

Our constant challenge: Creating customer value in a highly disruptive world! VT empowers organizations to elevate customer value through Lean Agile practices We do this through our E4 Exploration, Empowerment, Enablement, and Enrichment: Exploration – Identify where you are in your Lean Agile journey (Research & Audits)Empowerment – Building skills and practices (Training & Workshops)Enablement – Guiding and growing Lean ...

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How to get buy-in and reach the SAFe Tipping Point quickly

Hi Agile Coaches and Leaders Let's talk about applying Scaled Agile... and specifically How to get executive buy-in and reach the SAFe Tipping Point quickly There are cases where reaching the Tipping Point described in Scaled Agile Framework is difficult or more complicated than a "Burning Platform" or "Proactive Leadership". These scenarios are especially common ...

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How to keep your team on track during PI Program Planning

Hi Scrum Masters Let's talk about applying Scaled Agile... and specifically How to keep your team on track during PI (Program Increment) Planning This SUMMARY article will cover the problems, the insights, and recommended approaches related to this challenge. Quick disclaimer! We are assuming you completed Scrum and SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) training. Knowledge presented ...