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When an organization is presented with a shift in technology, a new customer preference, or a new marketing dynamic, it often focuses on solutions such as implementing new technologies, consulting experts or improving communication processes.

In this traditional method, the top layer of management is typically responsible for finding the right solutions. Organizations often view that top layer of management as a single body that will provide order, direction and protection.

Although order, direction and protection are all important aspects, they don’t define leadership.

A leader is someone who can guide others through adaptive changes. Leadership is not directed by one sole being but an entire team working simultaneously to accomplish goals. When faced with a challenge that doesn’t have one true answer, implementing adaptive leadership becomes crucial. …


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Web development projects are becoming more complex as technologies advance and organizations demand solutions that are both fast and high-quality.

Most engineering teams have moved away from the traditional waterfall methodology, embracing the flexibility an agile framework offers in a quickly evolving environment — shorter planning cycles, iterative testing and adaptation, ongoing alignment with company goals and customer needs. But while an agile approach provides many benefits, it also faces limitations when external factors are influenced by the plan-driven waterfall model.

Clients don’t always understand or support agile project management. They often have strict internal requirements that aren’t easily adapted to completely new work models. And ultimately, they aren’t interested in the complexities of implementation, a reality that prevents them from fully participating in agile practices. Clients are focused on getting the most out of their budgets and building tools that meet their objectives. But since clients don’t always know what they want, it’s counterproductive for engineers to focus on deliverables to meet a predefined scope of work. …


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In this era, artificial intelligence (AI) has made tasks simpler. The manufacturing industry has already reaped the benefits of AI by reducing its need for manual labor. Gone are the days of workers on assembly lines, which in some sectors have been replaced by machines that can produce goods more efficiently and accurately than humanly possible.

Manufacturing is not the only area affected by the rise of AI. Even project management has demonstrated an increase in this technology’s use. In some of the different roles I have held, I’ve used various types of robotic and cognitive automation tools to cut down on communication overhead. I’ve utilized AI bots for scheduling meetings and for running asynchronous scrum events such as daily stand-ups and retrospectives. …

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Christopher Yang is the Vice President of Engineering at Corporate Travel Management. For more, visit ChristopherYang.co to stay up to date!

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