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Book chapter
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Reference no. BEP7032
Authors: M Aslam Mirza
Chapter from: "Project Management and Leadership Challenges,Volume IV: Agility in Project Management and Collaboration"
Published by: Business Expert Press
Originally published in: 2018
Revision date: 04-Sep-2018

Abstract

This chapter is excerpted from 'Project Management and Leadership Challenges,Volume IV: Agility in Project Management and Collaboration'. The project management approach for businesses making advancement in strategic direction for desired success may fall short without agile practices, lean project management, creating collaborative workplaces and a supportive collaborative culture. Chapter 1 catalogues the numerous benefits and the limited drawbacks of agile. The discussion provides an understanding of agile practices that are now combined with PMBOK Guide 6th Ed for the benefit of practitioners. Chapter 2 addresses Lean thinking, which consists essentially of maximizing value while minimizing waste, creating more value for the customer with fewer resources. Managing waste should utilize the Muda, Muri, and Mura approaches in quest of the right solutions. The chapter examines Lean project management and agile, which are common in some respects but differ in many others. The application of Lean or agile for achieving the right results is explained. The agile mindset needs to be created and efforts to make up gap from existing to turning into an ethic of contribution that requires agile leadership. Chapter 3 presents collaboration as a necessity rather than a choice, and leaders are urged to pursue it to achieve peak performance in projects. An account of collaborative skills is presented for project implementation, and insightful tips are provided for making successful collaborative endeavors. Chapter 4 argues that strategy goes through culture for full execution, and warns high-performing organizations against falling into the trap of misaligned culture. It notes that collaborative culture accelerates performance and advancement in project implementation. The chapter provides the principles for guidance and outlines what makes collaboration actually work with what training.

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Abstract

This chapter is excerpted from 'Project Management and Leadership Challenges,Volume IV: Agility in Project Management and Collaboration'. The project management approach for businesses making advancement in strategic direction for desired success may fall short without agile practices, lean project management, creating collaborative workplaces and a supportive collaborative culture. Chapter 1 catalogues the numerous benefits and the limited drawbacks of agile. The discussion provides an understanding of agile practices that are now combined with PMBOK Guide 6th Ed for the benefit of practitioners. Chapter 2 addresses Lean thinking, which consists essentially of maximizing value while minimizing waste, creating more value for the customer with fewer resources. Managing waste should utilize the Muda, Muri, and Mura approaches in quest of the right solutions. The chapter examines Lean project management and agile, which are common in some respects but differ in many others. The application of Lean or agile for achieving the right results is explained. The agile mindset needs to be created and efforts to make up gap from existing to turning into an ethic of contribution that requires agile leadership. Chapter 3 presents collaboration as a necessity rather than a choice, and leaders are urged to pursue it to achieve peak performance in projects. An account of collaborative skills is presented for project implementation, and insightful tips are provided for making successful collaborative endeavors. Chapter 4 argues that strategy goes through culture for full execution, and warns high-performing organizations against falling into the trap of misaligned culture. It notes that collaborative culture accelerates performance and advancement in project implementation. The chapter provides the principles for guidance and outlines what makes collaboration actually work with what training.

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