A Software Team's Journey to Great Achievements!
It is amazing to watch a few key factors to come together, enabling extraordinary accomplishments. This happened with a group of teams that I headed for several years. This is a journey of five dedicated and capable software teams - a path of greater teamwork, closer partnering with our customers, and game-changing solution deliveries. I initially thought of this as a story about implementing Scrum, but it is much more than adopting a team framework. This is about creating an environment and culture that supports teams and unleashes their creativity.
Determine Your PMO's Value Before Someone Else Does!
Without a single, universal definition of a PMO, stakeholders frequently have a wide range of expectations for a given PMO's focus and performance. It wouldn't be surprising if these varied assumptions resulted in unfavorable criticism of your PMO. How can a PMO survive under these conditions? Is a PMO leader destined to fail? Not necessarily - it might help to evaluate your PMO's effectiveness regularly and ensure that you indeed do have a high performing PMO that is creating and delivering recognized value - here are three areas in which to examine your PMO.
An Easy Read and Good Introduction to DevOps
PMO leaders, don't be left in the dust. While agile teams are justifiably proud of transitioning from twice a year big-bang releases to bi-monthly releases, others are already releasing multiple times per day! Introduce yourself to DevOps with this book, The Phoenix Project, and get excited about the possibilities of ultra-effective cross-functional teamwork and short release cycles.