What Scrum Master Could Learn from Jazz Artists

The Scrum Master is typically seen as a team coach and a kind of process owner in a project. Scrum masters work to create a balance between the key stakeholder demands in a project and guide the team to deliver the best performance possible. A scrum master’s responsibilities generally involve removal of barriers to progress, scheduling, facilitating meetings and handling product backlog among others. Though scrum masters are pretty adept at what they do, there [...]

What Can A Project Manager Learn From the Six Blind Men

Project management, like a lot of other things, is best explained through an example, and in this case a fable. One story that we can think of which rings true with project management principles and practices is The Blind Men and the Elephant by David Schmaltz. In the story, six blind men are asked to describe an elephant. Each one comes up with a different description; one man feels its tail and calls it a [...]

PMO and Communication Skills

A project manager’s office or PMO is the focus of all activities that are being carried out in an organization. A project management team has to plan, track, manage and report progress of work being carried out within an organization. Team managers and coordinators have to coordinate with their team members and project office about requirements and expectations to ensure that work is done as per client expectations and instructions are not misunderstood. An effective [...]

Five Ways to Communicate your Project Portfolio Inside your Organization

Project portfolio management (PPM) is an effective internal organization tool which articulates the nature and purpose of a project and also in determining the outcome. Here are some of the ways in which you can communicate a PPM inside your organization. Power Point Presentations This is a classic computer program that has been the pitch-factor behind millions of successful projects across the world. Its popularity is rooted in its user friendly interface and versatility across [...]