Micro-management can be advantageous in certain situations, but often becomes an obstacle in the on-time delivery of projects. This article provides some insights on which management style is considered the best. It also gives a few tips on how PMs can improve their management style and work toward ensuring greater success with project delivery.
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This webinar is designed for senior to advanced project leaders who are responsible for leading projects in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world.
Like it or not, personality clashes can make or break key stakeholder relationships. If you behave contrary to your stakeholder's preference, they may well ignore you. This webinar will hep you learn how to use a simple model to understand these differences and learn how to adapt your behavior to influence your stakeholders more effectively.
It can be really daunting to estimate what & how many bricks you’ll need to build your project. Sean will share a visual / collaborative technique for decomposing the work that needs to be done and, then, a lean method for turning that work into the beginning of an estimate.
Misunderstanding leadership at different levels can often be confused with managerial skills when moving to important commanding-roles. Often this leads to disastrous outcomes or, at minimum, damage human relationships and respect for business purpose.
Bridging the gap between traditional and agile project management and leadership.
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We are an amazing group of people here! We help turn ideas and concepts into reality using all the hard tools and frameworks at our disposal. We are leaders whether we are acknowledged as such or not. In this blog, I will focus on a set of leadership behaviors that I have used and have helped others practice - to achieve exceptional outcomes. Of course I may veer off course occasionally, and rant about the latest pet peeve I have about project execution! I hope this will be an engaging experience for you.
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Communication is the medium through which one articulates vision, strategy, change and feedback. It is most critical for leaders to have effective communication skills as they are the ones delivering important strategy and vision. If they fail to articulate that effectively, it could lead to unintended consequences.
Team meetings may provide insight into how the project will be managed. In many cases, the same strengths or weaknesses exhibited in conducting meetings will be pervasive throughout the project. Mastering meeting management can establish your reputation and produce results.
Addressing seven common risks can help companies better prepare for transformational programs, save time and money, and lay the groundwork for a positive return on investment.
We received dozens of questions during our April 2016 Book Club webinar for What to Do When You're New: How to Be Comfortable, Confident, and Successful in New Situations. We didn’t have time to answer them all, so the author has selected a few additional questions for response below.
The failure of a “successful” project came as a shock to an experienced PM. Turns out that managing projects according to the triple constraints alone is not enough.
Project managers have never had it so good. Much of their administrative work is now handled by automated tools, freeing up a significant number of hours. How is that time best utilized?
The building of trust has value with the application of project management and with the advancement of business in a strategic direction. Are you demonstrating effective and efficient leadership to build that trust?
Organizations often talk of project management failure and put us in a vicious cycle of cause/effect analysis loops. The problem is that we look for the cause of project management failure where the light is--and not in the dark spot where the true issue is. This three-part series helps to uncover some key underlying and recurring sources of confusion within organizations. Part 1 looked at decision-making dilution; we now turn our attention to methodological and structural confusion.
With the Ironman Triathlon, two employees demonstrated how to manage a very complex project to perfection, providing inspiration and lessons that can be shared across the entire organization, the project management profession and beyond.
What drives a “Want to get away?” moment in our industry? Perspective matters. In the dynamic world of project management, a deliberate pause with your team to check on the fundamentals can be critical to project success.
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