Standardizing Project Management Practices Across Functions and Geographies

Within any business, maintaining standardized processes and procedures across organizational groups takes robust governance, diligent communication, and consistent evaluation. An additional challenge for utility companies is that there are a variety of organizational groups with different types of projects and siloed priorities. This in turn leads to missed opportunities to integrate information and gather larger […]

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Agile Project Controls

Agile Project Controls Does the title raise your eyebrows? Read on, staunch proponent. This article will likely stir up incredulity and ire among the most deeply devoted practitioners of waterfall (predictive per PMI nomenclature) and Agile management methodologies, respectively. Agile enthusiasts will balk at waterfall phrases like “Controls,” and ardent supporters of the Critical Path […]

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Commercialization

Commercialization Commercialization is the process of bringing new products or services to customers. In Health & Life Sciences, R&D, or research and development, is a large part of the commercialization process. R&D costs required to successfully bring a new drug to market can easily reach billions of dollars. These costs result from multiple years of highly […]

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What is Data Science?

 “Data science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms, and systems to extract knowledge and insights from many structural and unstructured data”. – Wikipedia To elaborate, Data Science is the ability to take a deeper look at the data and its indicators to develop a strong understanding of what it is that […]

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Agile and scrum project management at Lego

How LEGO uses Agile and Scrum

In our last two blogs, we discussed the differences between Agile and Scrum project management. These two management practices are taking the project management world by storm. At Motive Power, we use a variety of techniques to ensure your project is being handled in the practice that makes the most sense for your company, because, […]

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How to Get the Most out of Your Scrum Board?

What exactly is Scrum? Scrum project management provides autonomy to every member. The teams are self-directed, so they’re able to quickly deal with the unpredictable changes inherent in any project. The scrum team is made up of a product owner, development team and scrum master. The product owner manages the product backlog, and the scrum master […]

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what is agile management

Is Agile Project Management Right For Your Company?

Whether your team is struggling with meeting customer demands or completing complex projects on time, the latest trend in project management might be the solution for your company. If you work in the project management industry, the term “Agile Management” is something you are probably familiar with. However, this new buzzword is becoming increasingly popular […]

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what is agile management

Is Agile Management Right For You?

Agile Management is a term that is getting thrown around more often and many times, people have no idea what it means exactly. First of all, Agile Management is an up-tempo style of teamwork. One of the biggest improvements your company can see is an increase in productivity, however, it could be extremely difficult for […]

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project management trends 2020

10 Project Management Trends of 2020

From new software to agile management, there seems to be more companies jumping in to make project management easier. What’s more is just about every business wants to find a way to manage their projects in an effective manner to boost the productivity of the business and the only solution is to use the methodologies […]

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Agile Firms vs. Agile People

Right now, the big buzzword in the business (especially project management) world is Agile. Every day we read about the necessity of developing agile organizations—but shouldn’t we be talking about agile people? Being an agile organization stresses speed, continuous learning, experimentation, and flexible resource allocation are all key aspects. However, all this starts with the […]

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Round TableList of Attendees

Bryan Hannegan, President & CEO, Holy Cross Energy
Lora Anguay, Director, Distribution Operations SMUD
Josh Gould, Director of Innovation, Duquesne Light
Omaya Ahmad. PhD, Sustainability Policy Consultant, Arizona Public Services (APS)
Peter Muhoro. PhD, VP Strategy & Technology. Rappahannock Electric Cooperative