Ed. 011 Build Social Capital To Drive Program/Project Success 💰
Social capital is used as a currency of production. The same currency can be used to drive your projects and programs.
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Social Capital Spurs Progress and Innovation 🤝
Alex Danco goes into detail about the acquisition of social capital—the networks of relationships among people who live and work in a particular society, enabling that society to function effectively.
Why does this matter? Your projects and programs are run with people using processes and tools. But while it may seem obvious to any that you can just instruct people and teams to do things, it becomes more difficult when they don’t report to you and you don’t have authority over them—a classic Program Management theme which requires the acquisition of interpersonal rapport (social capital).
Use Taglines For Projects and Initiatives to Increase Their Importance 🖌️
Remember that ML model that produces human-like text? Turns out that its #1 use-case is producing taglines and slogans. Yep, like Nike’s own “Just do it“ tagline.
Why does this matter? Taglines and slogans have long been used in advertising and corporate brand identity. Interestingly, they can be used for your own projects and programs to build a brand, identity, and presence of your work. Personally, I use it as a spinoff of Behavioral Priming and Anchoring.
Making Agile Work With Metagility (Podcast episode) 🎙️
The Digital Project Manager released a new podcast episode going into detail around the obstacles of getting companies to adopt Agile methodologies.
Why does this matter? As companies continue to adopt Agile to stay relevant and competitive, David Bishop outlines the obstacles of going all-in adopting Agile but instead touts the advantages of utilizing a hybrid approach.
130 Top Project Management Influencers of 2020 📱
Like the influencers of Instagram? No, not really, but kind of.
Why does this matter? These 130 individuals have been deemed the movers and trendsetters in the project management world. Their ideas and content cover the whole spectrum of project and program management. Consider following some of their personal blogs or LinkedIn profiles for continuous content.
Optimize Your Workflows with Trello Automations (Video) 🖌️
As a TPM, I personally have adopted kanban as my workflow organizer of choice. In particular, Trello is my preferred workflow and checklist tool.
Why does this matter? Anyone can benefit from the use of a kanban board and Trello is the de facto entry tool. As a Program Manager, my visibility is abstracted to a more strategic level and find it beneficial to see tasks reliant on different projects, programs, initiatives, and teams at an elevated (and colorful) level. I really enjoy using the automated recurring checklist functionality.
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