Project Manager from HellMunish Malik
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A Project Manager plays multiple roles in the organization. He or she has a role towards the team, towards the project, towards the business stakeholders and towards the organization itself.
The days of traditional project management evangelizing the concepts of "Command & Control" are long gone. Especially with Agile software development, the focus is more and more on building self managed teams.
It is said that it is easy for a project manager to lose his or her mind :D. Especially if you are under constant pressures of reporting project financials, status reporting, managing your project staffing & recruitment, stakeholder management, distributed teams, risk management, project planning, inceptions, lift-offs, project governance and to top it all, leading a group of different psychological beings who may be responding differently in different situations. There is no one size fits all when it comes to working with human beings, and you have the onus to build a self managed team. Hence, probably it is more apt to call our breed as project leaders than managers, but let us leave that discussion to a different day.
So if you are a project manager and getting stressed due the above mentioned pressures, or if you are clinging to the past styles of project management or you like being "old school", you may not realize but you might have turned into a devil.
How to be sure? Well... this session will offer you a checklist to confirm how close you are to being a devil or already have become one.
Design Thinking in PracticeBiplab Roy
schedule 1 year agoSold Out!
Be it Standish Group Chaos report or PWC or HBR or others, every industry survey report suggests that a significant a percentage of software development projects are failed or challenged. Even the completed one does not meet the end users objectives as perceived at the beginning always. - That's a significant amount of money & time which gets wasted every year based on (partly) what business or service provider thinks their end users need & wants. But when the products or solutions are developed, they do not meet the end users expectation or resolve their pain points always.
Design Thinking is an approach/philosophy which can to bridge this gap. It enable us to see the needs & wants from end user perspectives. Thus enabling us to build a product or solution that meets the end users goals and their persona. It also enable us to build the right solution much faster by eliminating the solution or features that end users does not need or wants.
We, at Altimetrik, have been using this approach for all our development and enhancement projects since last one year or so.
In this session, I would present one of our project execution, how we have incorporated the DT principles in our development and the amazing results that we achieved.