Questions tagged [culture]

This tag is used for questions about team culture, or the impact of organizational culture on a specific project.

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Toxic culture - I'm putting in more resources to help the project move faster, but people are slowing down

Background: I work in a company that has a bad culture: everybody has been treated the same: The same salary, no rewards for high achievers, and no punishment for bad employees, including people who ...
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How to Introduce Uncertainty without Scaring a Customer?

Recognizing uncertainty is fundamental to an Agile mindset. When leading the transition to a more agile mindset, how do you tell your customer that you, as a development team, generally operate in a ...
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How to integrate Project Managers within an organisation

We do have around 50 PMs in the organisation and they all manage different projects; for different clients; different technologies, different teams. So they are a bit isolated from each other. The ...
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Is it possible to transform from a functional or matrix or project organization?

There are clear pros and cons to the different types of organizational structures: functional vs. matrix vs. project. What strategies are necessary to change the culture?
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Is there any knowledge source (book, for instance) talking about cultural differences from a management point of view? [closed]

I'm working in global outsourcing company (and therefore interacting with several cultures) for five years, and only a few months ago I realized (in the harder way, i.e. suffering) that is VERY ...
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How to create a champion advocating change in a loose organisation

My company has a new governmental customer that is causing me a major headache. That customer is a group of loosely based organisations existing within a regional hub. The regional hub has budget ...
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What can I do to encourage teams to lighten up?

I work with a geographically distributed team (different timezones) with people from various cultures and background. Some of us have never met each other in person but we communicate with each other ...
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Should a process be put in place when the team is very small?

In my team, there are two full-stack developers, one DevOps guy, a business manager, and a marketing person. We will be hiring more people soon. Is this too early to create and implement a project ...
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I Need Help Quantifying Risk of Behavioral Variables

BLUF I need advice on how to capture cultural or behavioral risks in an organization (Cost, Duration, Scope) to a project in a fashion that can quantify and express those risks and mitigation options ...
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How to apply project management on IT Infrastructure sector (with daily priority tasks)

Nowadays the infrastructure IT team is struggling on manage their projects because urgent daily tasks (out of the project) or new projects are gaining priority over their actual projects. Due to this ...
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Building common culture in a contracting organization?

In a software development organization doing contracting work, where there are typically only a handful of developers working for any one customer and there is a fairly large number of customers, what ...
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How to enable team member to share and discuss about their product and design autonomously?

I normally use Scrum for software projects, but I don't mind exploring other methodologies. I realize that most of the time Scrum restricts the creative culture. The developer does the job that's ...
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Team Dynamics Issue

I work in the large Company, where Agile is in its core. Three years ago teams received autonomy to decide on how they work. I have joined the team as a Scrum Master. Engineers in the team don't ...
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What to do with ill-defined stories?

So, I am the Scrum master for my team, and my team's manager insists on putting stories in the sprint that are ill-defined. For example, while they have a end goal in mind, it is a poorly defined ...
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Project Management “Schools of thought” [closed]

I was wondering how many different Project Management schools of thought exist. Is it specific to the type of project you manage, to region, country etc. Where could I find some resources about it, ...
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When growing a company, is it more important to build a culture or establish processes? [closed]

The goal is to have sustained growth and sustained delivery of high-quality products.
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The History of Project Management [closed]

There are many styles of Project Management, and many Project Management philosophies to choose from. Some emphasise a plan-based approach, some try to tackle emerging objectives in a dynamic or ...