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Empower the Forbidden Power Players

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Projects are initiated to improve the Business process and optimize the utilization of the Organization resources. Project Managers or Scrum Masters or Product Owners have challenge in getting the right type of resources (man power, machines & material) who are key in making the Projects success. This session helps in understanding where is the real POWER, how to empower the POWER & get the needed resources. 

Topics covered in the session are  1) Organization types (Projectized/Matrix/Functional) 2) Stake holder Analysis (Power/Interest) or (Power /Involvement matrix etc) 3) Project Manager/Product Owner/Scrum Master setting the expectations by drawing (RACI Matrix for getting POWER involvement) 4) Project Manager/Product Owner/Scrum Master Selling his Release Plan to POWER & get the Resources allocated 5) Project Manager/Product Owner/Scrum Master Selling empower the POWER and turn Forbidden POWER in various Scrum Ceremonies.

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Empower the Forbidden Power Players

  1. 1. EMPOWER THE FORBIDDEN POWER PLAYERS Sivaram Athmakuri 1st – 3rd December, 2017 | Westin, Hyderabad, INDIA
  2. 2. Projects in Organizations – We Started Agile 0% Traditional 100% Agile Traditional
  3. 3. Projects in Organizations – We Dream to Become Agile 70% Traditional 30% Agile Traditional
  4. 4. Projects in Organizations – Reality Agile 30% Traditional 70% Agile Traditional
  5. 5. The State of Scrum 2016 says
  6. 6. Agile and Traditional Co Exist Organization Program 1 Traditional Traditional Agile Traditional Program 2 Traditional Traditional Agile Agile Program 3 Traditional Traditional Traditional Traditional Portfolio 1 Agile Program Agile Program Agile and Traditional Program Portfolio 2 Agile Program Agile Program Traditional Program Agile and Traditional Program
  7. 7. Definition of Program, Portfolio Portfolio A collection of projects or programs and other work that are grouped together to facilitate effective management of that work to meet strategic business objectives Program A group of related projects managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from managing them individually Source : Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK from PMI)
  8. 8. When we are planning for Big Scrum Teams (scaling) Scrum Projects & Traditional Projects have interdependency.
  9. 9. The 2016 State of Scrum report says
  10. 10. Factors challenging Scrum Success
  11. 11. Factors influencing Scrum Success
  12. 12. Surprisingly…. Factors Influence Success or Failure are SAME Senior Management Support & Involvement
  13. 13. My Today’s Topic
  14. 14. What is meaning of Forbidden
  15. 15. What is meaning of Forbidden • Refuse to Allow • Exclude • Prohibit
  16. 16. Forbidden Power Players • Sponsor • Senior Management • Portfolio Manager • Program Manager • Project Manger • Functional Manager • Suppliers • Partners Management
  17. 17. How to win Forbidden Power Players 1. Know your Organization 2. Identify Power Players 3. Acknowledge Power & Plan the Approach 4. Understand Why they resist 5. Communicate them with their Vocabulary 6. Manage Specific Needs Collaboratively 7. Educate on Agile Practices 8. Contribute to PMO & Improve the Success Rate
  18. 18. 1. Knowing your Organization
  19. 19. 2. Identify Power Players
  20. 20. 3. Acknowledge Power & Plan the Approach
  21. 21. 3. Acknowledge Power & Plan the Approach
  22. 22. 4. Understand Why they resist
  23. 23. 5. Communicate them with their Vocabulary $nc# ~p$n * t^m# th#r# ^s * k^ng
  24. 24. 5. Communicate them with their Vocabulary $nc# ~p$n * t^m# th#r# ^s * k^ng Once upon a time there is a king
  25. 25. 5. Communicate them with their Vocabulary • Know their Vocabulary • Project Plan • Risk Register • Issue Log • Earned Value Management System
  26. 26. Vocabulary – Project Plan
  27. 27. Vocabulary – Earned Value Management System
  28. 28. Vocabulary – Risk Register
  29. 29. 6. Manage Specific Needs Collaboratively
  30. 30. 7. Educate on Agile Practices • Agile Vocabulary • Roles of Scrum • What each Role does • Release Planning • Sprint Planning • Sprint • Sprint Review • Sprint Retrospective etc
  31. 31. Educate on Agile – Scrum Master
  32. 32. Educate on Agile – Product Owner
  33. 33. Educate on Agile – Team
  34. 34. 8. Contribute to PMO & Improve the Success Rate
  35. 35. Q & A Thank you
  36. 36. Sivaram Athmakuri Independent Consultant Coach & Trainer VP Advocacy & Outreach, PMI Chennai Chapter 9940039586 siva_athma@yahoo.com Thank You

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