If we stubbornly insist on running projects “by the book,” we are going to miss opportunities. In that spirit, here are six ways to develop your hybrid approach to project management.
Leading change is an essential leadership capability, especially during these unprecedented times. Your leaders play a critical role in dealing with this crisis across your organization and within its teams. Leading through change is not easy under regular business circumstances, let alone during a crisis. As change experts we know that living in a VUCA world, characterized by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity, is the backdrop for what motivates strategic change and the need for leadership agility.
Voices on Project Management
By Lynda Bourne Projects mean reports! Many project teams are required to produce weekly and monthly reports for their client as part of a contract, or because of an internal set of reporting r ...
After PMP there are various certification but which one is best and where to get simple and ready information for all courses ? ...
Discovered the field of IIoT a few years ago, where Automation, Data acquisition and Process Visualization combine to allow quick Data-Driven decision-making. Manufacturing, in particular, has been a ...
Has anyone used Project Manager (https://www.projectmanager.com/) in place of something like Microsoft Project? Is it worth the investment? Is it similar in tools and power to Microsoft Project? Do yo ...
When I was a younger manager, and would find myself in a meeting with peers and superiors where some notion would be put forth that struck me as singularly dopey, only on rare occasions could I resist ...
We would like to extend a b ...
More than Fun and Games At the beginning of a project excitement abounds. There is an allure to working on the next big thing to move the business forward. Yet, as the days turn into we ...
The project management triangle of scope, time & cost is often called the "iron triangle." In classic project management, you fix scope while estimating time & cost. Agile “fli ...
Benefits management: I wish we spent more time on this as I think it would help the wider project management community deliver more successfully. We’d know what success looked like, for a start. ...
Sponsors can be tremendously frustrating for PMs, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Start your career (or your project) off on the right foot and own your sponsor relationship by following a few guidelines.
Integrating and adapting into one company culture can seem immense. The changes are sure to be constant, but with these changes comes new opportunities allowing us to add value to our new organization. These three tips can help.
Are you using an established agile framework in your company, but feel stuck and unable to improve your teams? Here are some questions to ask your team members to see if you are in “agile limbo”—and how to avoid it.
Like every other industry, the recruitment business has suffered greatly due to COVID-19—and there’s no guarantee things will go back to how they were. What changes in the recruitment industry should we expect—and what are the implications for project managers?
As the pace of business accelerates, is there any need for project delivery approaches that aren’t agile? Does waterfall have a place in an agile world?
Many traditional project management deliverables have agile alternatives. For instance, a product backlog is somewhat analogous to a work breakdown structure. Yet we rarely see agile communications management plans. Why is this?
For transitioning military service members, the career path of project manager is one worth purposely exploring. The work accomplished within the military is very similar to corporate America—more than many service members and civilian business folks realize.
Meet with leaders across business and culture at our next Virtual Experience Series event. This month, a conversation with entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian! PMI members attend September’s VES for free. Earn up to 10.5 PDUs!
The Ask the Expert Webinar Series is an extension of the Ask the Expert Program offered at PMI® Global Conference. Each year, experts from the ProjectManagement.com community offer one-on-one sessions to conference attendees, acting as mentors, coaches, and sounding boards for Project Managers at varying stages of their careers and across industries. Gain access to these leading project management and industry experts through the Ask the Expert Webinar Series – ask your most pressing Project Management questions, seek career advice, and gain insights into industry trends. Please join the webinar prepared to pose questions to the experts!
There are many problem solving methodologies-from TRIZ to OODA, from RPR to GROW, but this session won't discuss any of them. Instead we're going to focus on simple, standalone strategies to improve our problem solving effectiveness regardless of our existing PS skills or experience.
An essential part of good communication is story. And good story has structure, rules and guidelines. Understanding how story works, and how to tell good stories, is a critical tool in communicating well. In this presentation, you will learn how to understand and apply story telling principles to your communication efforts.
Statistics show that globally about 33% of the food produced in the world is lost or wasted. On the other hand, we have about 11 % of world suffering from malnutrition and hunger. According to UN based WHO, even if 25 % of the food wasted is saved then it can alleviate the hunger problem. The problem is acute and is obvious but yet organizations and people have not come to grips with it. Thankfully, during the last few years the situation is changing.
Getting Under the Hood of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition Part 3: More about Models, Methods and Artifacts
Our “Getting Under the Hood” series continues with a webinar that will go deeper into the Models, Methods and Artifacts section of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition, as well as introduce the PMIstandards+TM digital content platform.
Agile, for many a silver bullet, worked pretty well for software development teams with most of them being the first attempt to have a structured approach. Bringing some order to chaos was beneficial, and the results were in some cases spectacular. Most, if not all Agile frameworks were developed by software engineers and for software engineers. Apart from a couple of frameworks, like Disciplined Agile and SAFe that combine Agile with traditional Lean practices used in manufacturing, most Agile frameworks were developed for small teams (less than 10) and a start-up culture.
How do you incorporate risk mitigation plans into the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)? This is important because it is useful to be able to see the status of the mitigation plan in the IMS and the impact on other tasks if the mitigation plan begins to slip. This webinar presents a tutorial on risk management. It includes: the risk management process; risk identification methods; risk analysis techniques; risk response (handling) methods; and risk monitor and control approaches. Finally, the webinar will explain and show by example how to integrate a risk mitigation plan into the IMS.