Agile Has a Long and Colorful Heritage — in an Infographic from Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™




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There's a widely-held view that agile development is new. But agile was used decades before it became well-known. For example, software was developed in half-day iterations in 1958 for Project Mercury, the United States' first human spaceflight program. And Harlan Mills of IBM promoted in 1968 that "software development should be done incrementally, in stages with continuous user participation and replanning."

Many innovators and visionaries have advanced agile—which includes Scrum—principles and practices over time.
Agile Has a Long and Colorful Heritage: A Timeline Infographic from Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ illustrates via specific examples how agile has progressively evolved. The downloadable infographic is located here.

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How to Create Highly Effective Visual Project Roadmaps for Executives and Other Stakeholders — in an Infographic from Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™




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Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ shares guidance on developing effective project roadmaps for executives and other stakeholders. The content is in the form of an infographic, available on the company site at Exceptional-PMO.com.

Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ is a consultancy specialized in delivering business results through project, program, portfolio, and PMO management inclusive of agile, traditional, and hybrid frameworks. We help organizations achieve more consistent realization of business results, faster time-to-market/delivery speed, upgraded on-time delivery, improved on-budget delivery, better management of risks, improved customer and stakeholder satisfaction, and greater competitive advantage. For more on the company, please visit exceptional-pmo.com.

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Selecting the Right Project Management Solution (SaaS and On-Premises Models) for Your Business — in an Infographic from Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™




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Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ guides the selection of the right project management solution for your business by identifying different options including the pros and cons of SaaS and on-premises models. The content is in the form of an infographic, available on the company site
here. This infographic—and more—is also shared on tweets from @Exceptional_LLC.

Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ is a consultancy specialized in delivering business results through project, program, portfolio, and PMO management inclusive of agile, traditional, and hybrid frameworks. We help organizations achieve more consistent realization of business results, faster time-to-market/delivery speed, upgraded on-time delivery, improved on-budget delivery, better management of risks, improved customer and stakeholder satisfaction, and greater competitive advantage. For more on the company, please visit exceptional-pmo.com.

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Using Diverse Metrics for the Effective Management of Projects from Start to Successful Finish — in an Infographic from Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™




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Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ shows how to use diverse metrics for the effective management of projects from start to successful finish. The content is in the form of an infographic, available on the company site at
Exceptional-PMO.com.

Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ is a consultancy specialized in delivering business results through project, program, portfolio, and PMO management inclusive of agile, traditional, and hybrid frameworks. We help organizations achieve more consistent realization of business results, faster time-to-market/delivery speed, upgraded on-time delivery, improved on-budget delivery, better management of risks, improved customer and stakeholder satisfaction, and greater competitive advantage. For more on the company, please visit exceptional-pmo.com.

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Troubled Projects? Causes, Early Warning Signs and How to Recover — in an Infographic from Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™




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Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ relates the causes and early warning signs of troubled projects, and top steps for recovery. The content is in the form of an infographic, available on the company site at
Exceptional-PMO.com.

Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ is a consultancy specialized in delivering business results through project, program, portfolio, and PMO management inclusive of agile, traditional, and hybrid frameworks. We help organizations achieve more consistent realization of business results, faster time-to-market/delivery speed, upgraded on-time delivery, improved on-budget delivery, better management of risks, improved customer and stakeholder satisfaction, and greater competitive advantage. For more on the company, please visit exceptional-pmo.com.

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How to Achieve Higher Project Management Performance — in an Infographic from Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™




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Companies benefit from professional maturity, which enables them to translate organizational strategy into success, drive business improvement, and gain a competitive edge. High performance is associated with project management maturity. Our partners at Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions have a downloadable infographic with practical tips on how to effectively advance professional project management practices and maturity levels. The file is available
here.

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How to Achieve Higher Project Management Performance — in an Infographic from Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™




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Companies benefit from professional maturity, which enables them to translate organizational strategy into success, drive business improvement, and gain a competitive edge. High performance is associated with project management maturity. Our partners at Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions have a downloadable infographic with practical tips on how to effectively advance professional project management practices and maturity levels. The file is available
here.

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How to Effectively Communicate Project Status Visually via Dashboards — in an Infographic from Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™



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Project management dashboards provide executives and other stakeholder with key performance-related metrics on initiatives. Our partners at Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions provide a downloadable infographic with practical tips on how to effectively communicate status—cost, schedule, scope, risks, issues, and overall health—visually via dashboards. Visit
Exceptional-PMO.com.

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How to Prioritize and Align Projects to Best Achieve the Organization’s Strategic Objectives — in an Infographic from Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™




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For maximum favorable impact, projects should be aligned with the organization's strategic objectives. Said differently, the right projects need to be worked on. Our partners at Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions provide a free downloadable infographic which covers the leading ways to score, select, and prioritize projects. Visit
Exceptional-PMO.com.

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Thinking Strategically and Acting Tactically




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Project management traditionally focuses on tactical work such as the detailed planning and execution of tasks. Strategic work deals with the business reasons for doing projects. Tactical and strategic concerns are often compartmentalized and handled separately.

However, project management professionals are increasingly addressing a combination of both. They're thinking strategically while concurrently executing projects tactically, and that approach helps facilitate short- and long-term success.

Our partners at Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions have a downloadable infographic which covers the topic of thinking strategically and acting tactically for project management success. A link to the file will be provided in a subsequent update to this post.


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