Outcome-Driven Project Management Blog

Solve Your Dependency Headaches

Align to Manage Dependencies

A common blocker to a team's progress is delays caused by unmet needs from other teams. Managing these cross-team dependencies is challenging. They are often not well coordinated due to conflicting priorities and goals. You can bring the teams into alignment...

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Help Your Teams Start Less and Deliver More

As a public sector leader, you are under pressure to deliver on every demand. High-stakes annual planning creates a rush to get resources and start new work. Each day brings more fires to fight and “must-do” items. Your teams are drowning in assignments and...

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How to Design Teams That Can Fly

Create Cross-functional Public Sector Teams

Public sector leaders and teams are experiencing unprecedented changes and having to make immediate adjustments. In the midst of change, the volume of work and performance expectations remain high.

Public sector teams are often organized...

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7 Steps to Success with Planning

7 Ways High-Performing Public Sector Teams Plan Their Work


High-performing public sector teams use Agile processes and practices to predictably deliver high-value products and services to their customers. They collaborate with each other and engage their stakeholders and customers early and...

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Do Your Teams Feel Safe?

Make a Personal Connection

People need to feel safe and valued in order to make their best contribution in the workplace. As a leader, you set the tone and have a big impact on whether people feel connected.

Here are two ways to build an environment of safety for your public sector teams.

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2 Things You Must Do to Keep Your Teams On Track

Why are we even doing this?

To feel motivated, people need to understand why their work matters and how they are contributing to a greater purpose. Very few leaders spend sufficient time communicating the vision and purpose for the work their teams are doing. This is one of the primary...

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4 Ways to Empower Teams to Make Decisions

Change the Way You Make Decisions to Empower Your Teams

You may think your primary responsibility as a leader is to make decisions for your teams. While decisiveness and direction-setting are important aspects of leadership, many decisions are best made by those who are closest to the...

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The Public Sector Can't Be Agile - Fact or Myth?

Myth! It’s a misconception that Agile isn’t a good fit for public sector agencies. You might have this misconception because it is not clear what it means to be Agile.

Here are a few important clarifications about Agile and how it can work well for your public...

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What is Public Sector Agility?

Public sector organizations are faced with increasing demand, changing expectations, and constantly evolving requirements. Traditional models are failing to keep up. Agility is an organization’s ability to adapt quickly, run efficiently and deliver better outcomes to customers and...

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