Strefa Wywiadu
Leadership
Personal Development
Strategy & Business

The Joy of Being Project Manager – How to be Lucky in the PM World? – conversation with Marisa Silva

Aneta Catalan Sikorska

16-09-2021

Strefa PMI nr 34, Wrzesień 2021

A conversation with Marisa Silva – the Lucky PM, passionate and intrigued by projects. The interview has been conducted by Aneta Catalan Sikorska. I cannot start with the other questions until I ask about “The Lucky PM”. Is there any story behind it? Because when you talk about the PM world, I can see how much you enjoy it. But maybe “Lucky” doesn’t only mean that you love what you do, maybe you are lucky because you still improve the PM/PMO world. Thank you, first of all, for such kind words. I do try to share my passion and leave my mark in the community at least! Not really a story but there are three main reasons for my luckiness. First, I think that chance or luck plays such an important role in what happens in our life and projects, even if we prefer to ignore it. Sometimes it’s just a matter of being in the right place at the right time and I think that, although talent is fundamental, we need to acknowledge fortunate accidents too. Second, there’s this saying that goes as “there are no good project managers, only lucky ones: the more you plan, the luckier you get”, which I fully agree with because luck also requires hard work and preparation. Finally, because I’ve been very lucky to grown and learn with amazing colleagues, clients, organizations, and project teams. And, of course, I call myself “The Lucky Project Manager” because “The Lazy Project Manager” was already taken!

Strefa Wywiadu
Agile
Strategy & Business

Re.vers.ify Organizations with Scrum – interview with Gunther Verheyen

Paulina Szczepaniak

04-09-2021

Strefa PMI nr 17, czerwiec 2017

An interview with Gunther Verheyen by Paulina Szczepaniak You are a renowned international agile expert, with particular expertise in Scrum. Why do you think this framework became so popular? Probably because of the growing need of what I like to call “agility”, meaning flexibil¬ity, responsiveness, and not just from an IT perspective. IT is where agile sort of emerged from, but companies have to survive and thrive in very turbulent markets, a lot of business changes, market competition, but also internal changes, stakeholders and so on. And the way that organizations are struc¬tured and therefore how they organize their IT work and their software development, because that follows from the way they are structured, is just not fit for the agility re¬quired today to thrive and prosper. Structures are very rigid, very fixed, and need to become more dynamic.

Strefa Wywiadu
Agile
Strategy & Business

Pirate of Innovation – interview with Tendayi Viki

Kornelia Trzęsowska

12-08-2021

Strefa PMI nr 33, Czerwiec 2021

An interview with Tendayi Viki by Kornelia Trzęsowska Do you agree with Steve Jobs that it’s more fun to be a pirate than to join a navy? You refer to his words in the title of your newest book. I don’t think it’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy. Pirates are often in danger of dying. Steve Jobs was talking about how startups are faster than already set up companies – they move quicker than any large company. But what we’re learning these days is that large companies often become innovative, maybe surprisingly. The cool thing about large companies is that they have something that startups don’t have – they already have a brand, access to markets, customers, vast resources and other assets. Sometimes startups are really small and they need to find all these things by themselves. As long as large companies create the right environment for innovation, I really believe that it’s better to be a pirate in the navy than to be a pirate outside the navy, because you have a greater chance of success.

Strefa Wywiadu
Leadership
Personal Development

Kobieta i mężczyzna w biznesie. Czy wciąż wierzymy w stereotypy? – wywiad z Dagmarą Kołodziejczyk

Malwina Szopa

11-06-2021

Strefa PMI nr 28, marzec 2020

Z Dagmarą Kołodziejczyk, psychologiem, trenerem i certyfikowanym coachem, rozmawia Malwina Szopa. W pracy Project Managera miałam do czynienia z wieloma sytuacjami, również takimi jak wspomniałaś w trakcie swojego wystąpienia na XIV Międzynarodowym Kongresie PMI PC: krzyczący mężczyzna na zebraniu i płacząca w toalecie kobieta. Jak myślisz, dlaczego, widząc takie sytuacje, nie identyfikujemy ich z cechą charakteru tylko z płcią?

Strefa Wywiadu
Leadership
Strategy & Business

Driving Change at PMI – conversation with Sunil Prashara

Agnieszka Krogulec

08-06-2021

Strefa PMI nr 33, Czerwiec 2021

A conversation with Sunil Prashara by Agnieszka Krogulec.

Strefa Wywiadu
Leadership
Personal Development

Power up your virtual team! – interview with Peter Ivanov

Łukasz Paluszkiewicz

12-04-2021

Strefa PMI nr 24, marzec 2019

Let’s define virtual team, because many people get confused and say that virtual team is just the team that never meets. They communicate only over online media and for sure there are such teams, and the number of such teams is not so small. But define the virtual team as the team that is in more than one location. So you may have 2 offices in the same city and you are already in a virtual team. You may have collocated unit and then a couple of satellite members, it is a virtual team. If you have more than one location, or regular home office workers it’s a virtual team. So team that is in more than one location is called virtual, or remote, or distributed, or hybrid, those are all synonyms of the same thing. According to this definition, what do you think are the percentage of the virtual teams globally?

Strefa Wywiadu
Leadership
Personal Development

Chicken can be a good leader! – interview with Kimberly Wiefling

Łukasz Paluszkiewicz

10-04-2021

Strefa PMI nr 19, listopad 2017

An interview with Kimberly Wiefling, author of Scrappy Project Management, trainer, facilitator and consultant in Silicon Valley Alliances by Łukasz Paluszkiewicz You have decided to submit an abstract for International PMI Poland Chapter Con¬gress for the second year in a row, and you qualified each time. Why have you decided to speak on this event again? Last year’s PMI Poland Chapter congress was such a wonderful experience for me! I felt so warmly welcomed and appreciat¬ed by the people I met. And I also felt the growing importance that Poland is playing in the project management world. On a per¬sonal note, I felt emotionally connected to my Polish colleagues because Poland is the home of my great grandparents, who spoke only Polish.

Strefa Wywiadu
Agile
Personal Development

Mental Agility – the Foundation for Every Change in the Organization – interview with Erich R. Bühler

Renata Puszkiel

17-03-2021

Strefa PMI nr 32, Marzec 2021

Interview with Erich R. Bühler conducted by Renata Puszkiel You have been accompanying various organizations across the globe during the transformations towards business agility. What do you find so exciting about the change that you decided to choose such a career? Let me go back in time… my first job was in a software company back in Uruguay in 1994. During the first years of my career, I started realizing that change was hard. The more you invest in trying to change an organization and the ways that people work, the more you need to consider new paradigms and foundations. And helping people and creating new foundations have been my main motivators. When individuals learn something new in the company, they are not just happy to apply those ideas there but they also take them back home and use them in their private lives. That is why we have to be responsible. Responsibility is not just about knowing that something is going to work or not in the organization, but about trying to understand how it will influence a person and might positively change their life.

Strefa Wywiadu
Strategy & Business

Rynek pracy, a rozwój sztucznej inteligencji. Szansa czy zagrożenie? – wywiad z Pawłem Nogą

Malwina Szopa

17-03-2021

Strefa PMI nr 32, Marzec 2021

Z Pawłem Nogą, konsultantem ds. deep learning, rozmawia Malwina Szopa Pawle, posiadasz szerokie doświadczenie w branży IT, poświęciłeś się całkowicie pracy w obszarze AI. Czy możesz przybliżyć naszym Czytelnikom, co skłoniło Cię do zainteresowania się tą dziedziną? Przypadek. Zajmowałem się głównie testowaniem oprogramowania i budowaniem zespołów odpowiedzialnych za szeroko pojęte QA. Pewnego dnia otrzymałem propozycję stworzenia od zera zespołu testującego sprzęt i oprogramowanie do deep learningu. Skorzystałem z tej oferty i tak zaczęła się moja już pięcioletnia przygoda z AI, a w szczególności z testowaniem jego wydajności.

Strefa Wywiadu
Leadership
Personal Development

Inny punkt widzenia. O emocjach, markach i zaangażowaniu -wywiad z Pawłem Tkaczykiem

Ewa Serwa

06-03-2021

Strefa PMI nr 18, wrzesień 2017

Z Pawłem Tkaczykiem rozmawia Ewa Serwa Czy storytelling da się zastosować w projek­tach? Mamy trójkąt ograniczeń projektu: koszt, czas i zakres, często pole trójkąta definiujemy jako jakość, czy jakość możemy, a może po­winniśmy ubrać w opowieść? „Jakość” jest słowem-wytrychem. W prze­ciwieństwie do słów-kluczy, które są pre­cyzyjne i oznaczają dla każdego to samo, słowa-wytrychy otwierają mnóstwo drzwi, bo każdy wyobraża sobie coś innego. „Wyso­kiej jakości samochód” może oznaczać dużo koni mechanicznych, mało spalonego pali­wa, tanie części zamienne lub dużo zazdro­snych spojrzeń od sąsiadów. Ale mnóstwo tych cech wzajemnie się wyklucza. Dlatego pozostawienie „jakości” tylko na poziomie pojedynczego słowa nigdy nie jest dobrym pomysłem. Dobrze jest ją ubrać w konkret­ne, mierzalne cechy, które klient będzie mógł kroić „pod siebie”. Czy to musi być opo­wieść? Niekoniecznie.

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