Very few people are able to enjoy a career without a few setbacks. How you react to those disappointments goes a long way to defining your career success.
As project managers, we strive to learn from our past experiences, and we guide and teach others to do the same. We leverage approaches such as lessons learned to fine-tune the methodology, all to make each project better than the last, and sometimes we succeed. However, when navigating the domain of the unpredictable, these traditional lessons learned often “come up short” for advice, hence the need for a different type of lesson that I call “strategic lessons learned.”
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By Peter Tarhanidis Artificial intelligence is no longer a tool we’ll use on projects in the future. Right now, many organizations are formalizing the use of advanced data analytics from inno ...
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Hi All, I am with a client-based PM firm in the construction industry, to which I support a baby boomer PM which just knows it all and isn't open to receiving any input to design/ constructability ...
I'm curious what others consider to be the ideal DiSC profile of solidly performing project manager. I am sure there is a variance between the 'ideal type' of a PM running very large projects vs sm ...
To view in French🇫🇷We launched a call for tenders and at the end of the bidding period, we received several proposals. We come to the important stage of selecting the best proposal. During the ca ...
Many organizations are struggling in their attempts to address the challenges and take full advantage of the many benefits that new technologies bring. Often times, the approach these organizations ta ...
Yesterday I cleared the PSM I (Professional Scrum Master I) exam, with a score of 96.3%; thus, I failed 3 out of the 80 questions. Passing the exam requires a minimum of 85%, or getting right at least ...
As a project manager, have you even had a situation where one team member is not doing their share of the work, but the work of the team is still getting completed? Other members are more than happy ...
Here at PMI, we can’t believe that Summer is almost over! The days have flown by, as we prepare for all of the exciting events and endeavors taking place this Fall – and beyond! We s ...
We hear a lot that project management is a marathon, not a sprint. That’s completely the wrong analogy…it shouldn’t be either. The work/life balance is supposed to be a real thing, so it's time we embrace striving for maximum success with minimum effort.
It's often useful to look at organizations, their culture and how they approach strategic initiatives through the lens of other disciplines just to explore whether there are useful metaphors to be found. And that brings us to a fascinating comparison with astrophysics.
Project management is a unique discipline that puts PMs in leadership positions over staff who don’t report to them. That creates an opportunity to help those team members succeed.
Project management, business analysis and organizational change management are all areas where we can grow our professional careers. How should you proceed? What course of action will yield fast results and yet lay the foundation for a strong and sustainable career?
An organization that isn’t failing at anything is either paralyzed strategically or dangerously unaware of what’s actually going on. Indeed, successful organizations often fail more than faltering ones, but they leverage the experiences into positive stepping-stones.
True story: A CFO told a VP peer about how he wished the CIO would learn to “stay in her lane.” Yet isn’t the CIO supposed to provide the information, infrastructure, technology and systems the organization needs to leverage its ability to do business, compete, grow and prosper?
Risk management can suffer from too little or too much supporting infrastructure, be it tools, techniques, training, templates or technology. Getting these elements right enables the risk process to deliver the expected benefits to the organization and its projects.
When differences in understanding or expectations arise between project stakeholders, clients, partners or developers, it is the project manager who is often caught in the middle. One of the best bridge-building strategies is storytelling—and one of the best stories is about purpose.
This is in the third installment in an 8-part webinar series, A Billion Dollar Project Health Framework, presented by Uri Galimidi. The series covers an advanced yet practical framework which Project Managers can use to assess the health of their projects.
Following her successful webinar, Consulting As a Service for Digital Transformation Program, Nathalie Bouchard, Executive Advisor and co-founder of Oneflexiwork, takes the innovative concept one step further and presents how it can support leaders in transforming their Digital Transformation vision into an actionable transformation program.
Mindfulness in Project Management: Harnessing the Power of Awareness for Clarity, Calm, and Cooperation
What does it mean to be ‘Mindful’? How can one apply the practice of Mindfulness to enhance the performance of their project team(s) – and, while we’re at it -- ourselves?
This is in the second installment in an 8-part webinar series, A Billion Dollar Project Health Framework, presented by Uri Galimidi. The series covers an advanced yet practical framework which Project Managers can use to assess the health of their projects. The framework consists of eight key project management areas.
Lusail City extends across an area of 38 square kilometres and includes four exclusive islands and 19 multi-purpose residential, mixed use, entertainment and commercial districts. It is a comprehensive arena with leisure spots, residential buildings, commercial towers, avenues and public ports. Lusail, a true city of the future, will eventually accommodate 450,000 people. City includes 22 hotels with different international star ratings, making it an element of attraction for investment in Qatar.
For some of us, the lowly Lessons Learned is one of those ‘have to do’ items in the Project Management artifacts folder. Some of us push it off, forget it, rush it, or minimize it. If used correctly, it becomes the ‘primer’ for your next project. We will see how it will save both time and money. Over time your Lessons Learned will switch from issues to must haves.
As we mark the 50th anniversary of human beings’ first steps on another celestial body, a new goal has been set for this nation to return astronauts to the moon within 5 years. In this webinar, we will take a retrospective look (from a Project Management point of view) at what has been characterized as mankind’s greatest achievement