ProjectManagement.com is 20 years old! To celebrate this milestone, we look back at 20 lessons our subject matter experts have shared over the last two decades—one for each year!
What must we do to bring about a Change initiative as smoothly as possible? Communicate! Communicate! Communicate! How much, and for how long do we do this? Until we get sick and tired of the sound of our own voice – then we take a deep breath and a drink of water and we start all over again. Communication isn’t something that stops and starts; it’s a constant activity before, during and after any Change initiative.
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By Mario Trentim There's an old saying: "A fool with a tool is still a fool.” And I’ve heard many project management professionals say that best practices and good methodology ...
Working in Software development environment as leaders, all of us faced the issue of defects, which are Reopen by Testing and Quality teams. Why it is important to address the reopen defects? B ...
In today's world, strategy is far more important than we have ever seen throughout history. At this time, strategy must look beyond today and tomorrow and examine what is on the horizon. This give ...
I have work experience, but I have not started to learn theoretical knowledge. Is there anyone like me? Need a study partner or study group. ...
Leadership doesn't respect, and recognize PMP in my organization. They consider it's just having a certificate that practically adds no value for them. They talk about Agile but consider only Scrum pr ...
Hello, I’m sure some of you had to manage remote teams and lead projects with 100% remotely. How did you analyse stakeholders impacts and influences with such configuration especially that the face ...
(Thanks to Gina Davidovic for finding this and sharing it on LinkedIn) If you are in the process of preparing for the PMP exam, there currently is a free 200 question practice exam available in the ...
The PMP exam will be changing from July 1, 2020 to reflect the new Exam Outline which has a huge modification from the previous outlines. The New outline now focuses on 3 Domains; People | Process ...
Will the current context of the COVID-19 virus affect your project? Is this already the case? Despite all the technology we have or because of it, the impact of viruses is enormous. A virus can go ...
In 2020, with so much happening, the Technology Update provides a targeted summary of the space and where it is all headed. This year, the technologies covered artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing and the Internet of Things (IOT) & Bodies (IOB).
We can’t take our leadership practices for granted, and we can’t assume that every project will require the same leadership skills as the last one. Instead, be purposeful and create a leadership navigation plan for your next project. Here’s a use case to help.
Nonstop e-mails, endless meetings, and 24-7 connectedness are crippling our ability to think, focus, solve problems and do the deep work that organizations need to stay competitive. Here are eight recommendations to help you and your teams regain focus.
In the first installment of a multi-part series on building effective innovation teams, we look at the first two important steps: removing organizational friction (from resources to rewards to leadership) and assembling a cross-functional team that balances five key factors, including experience, size and interdependence.
Organizations approve more initiatives than they are capable of delivering, creating frustration when those projects fail to achieve expected results. Why is there a reluctance to reduce the number of projects in progress? More important, how do we change that mindset?
To be creative in the workplace (and as needed) requires the development of a discipline or “habit,” something we can learn from a legend in dance. Having the spark when it is required means knowing how to build your internal processes in order to be creative.
Rarely do project managers have all the answers, or the best answers. So we need to share the problem and collaborate on developing a solution. This is why being able to visualize problems is so important.
Every project manager knows the importance of communication, but how many of those PMs treat communication as the most important aspect of their role every day? Let’s change that.
An Anthropological Perspective on the Symbolic Interpretations of the Dutch High Speed Train Megaproject
Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities: Presence, Confidence, and Courage
This is in the second installment in an 8-part webinar series, Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities, presented by Uri Galimidi. This series focuses on eight critical leadership skills that will help Project Managers become more accomplished professionals.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Understand concepts associated with a principle-based and systemic view of project delivery; understand the project delivery landscape and associated delivery approaches; and how these concepts are being incorporated in the PMBOK(R) Guide-Seventh Edition
Serious games are defined as games that have a primary purpose other than entertainment. Games have been known to shorten the learning curve and as one of the best ways to break patterns and adopt new habits. In this session, we will shortly present the science and research behind it and how it can help you become better at your job and learn new tricks.
In an Agile organization, most of the financial planning and reporting should not be necessary. However, very few organizations have the necessary conditions to abolish tight financial management. This webinar will propose a few financial management approaches for Agile projects, highlighting the necessity as well as the challenges of each of the proposed models.
Digital Transformation is the #1 priority for boards and CEOs. It's a $1.7 trillion industry in 2019. And yet 70% of all digital transformations fail. Why? And what can a project manager do about it?
We are witnessing the rise of projects as the main unit of work, as well as the essential model to deliver change and create value for individuals, organizations, and society at large. Despite this surge in project activities and project spending, the risk of project failure continues to be huge and will continue to increase unless organizations and governments embrace advanced project leadership practices. Widely used management disciplines are often linked to a few simple frameworks that can be easily understood, and applied, not only by managers but also by the majority of individuals. Porter’s Five Forces is a great example.