Agility is built into each stage prompted, for example, by new information coming to light or a change in the situation.While deep understanding of a topic — learning for its own sake — is a worthy goal, the goal of critical thinking in an organization is about making a reasonable decision, given an accurate understanding of the situation, the data available, and the impact of the actions that will result.Put simply, critical thinking is a thought process that leads to a deep and accurate understanding — whether it's of a topic, a situation, problem, opportunity or anything else.
The framework includes three iterative stages as depicted in Exhibit 1.
Assessing the situation incorporates tools that help you to deeply and accurately understand the context, stakeholders, risk, corporate culture, and other relevant aspects of the project.
Agile critical thinking is a framework for applying critical thinking to decisions made in an organizational setting.
It lays out a structure and a series of steps and tools designed to promote effective critical thinking of teams where factors other than logic play a big part in the decisions that are made.
Corporate executives and strategists aren't the only ones feeling squeezed from all sides – portfolio managers, project managers, and project teams are at the center of this perfect storm.
Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2013—North America, New Orleans, LA. A lot has been written about the challenges facing 21st-century organizations: globalization, sustainability, web-based and social technologies, rapid pace of change, fierce competition, and diversity – including four generations in the workforce.
It affects which recommendations are considered and put forward and which are not.
All of these decisions involve critical thinking in a group.
Agile critical thinking: how to cope with change, complexity, and the unexpected.
This paper describes a new approach and practical tools that project leaders and teams can use to employ agile critical thinking to deal with issues they routinely face, which often result in churn, conflict, groupthink or stalled progress.