What does disruption mean for project managers? Without your input and leadership, your career and organization are going to suffer from disruption. Use these tips to take advantage of this opportunity.
Voices on Project Management
by Kevin Korterud Once upon a time, projects were just projects. They were simple, had small teams and quite often finished on time. Projects were viewed as ...
I have been looking into various online degrees that enhance my PM skills. Any one know of any good online courses? I have found this one that I like from Southern Cross University.. https://online ...
This article was started with a simple question and answer to a posted article on LinkedIn regarding Applying Project Management to Rail Transit Rolling Stock Projects - https://www.linkedin.com ...
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I tend to sit in on meetings with different vendors for tons of different discoveries/reference calls and want to make sure I keep all of the info I receive organized. What are some tips for note t ...
Risk is everywhere. Crossing the street. Changing lanes. Joining a pickup basketball game. Digging in the yard. Some risk we take for granted—most drivers observe the red light, so we go ahead a ...
ASSERTION: The era of the big bang transformation and delivery is dead. Rapid, hybrid solution delivery is ascendant and necessary. - Do you agree or disagree? Given the rapid pac ...
In his recent video, Mark A. Langley - PMI President and CEO- links being a successful leader to ethical behavior. Among our four values, what do you think a leader should focus on, in order to allow ...
I have seen the robot that is able to replace a journalist & TV presenter, I was shocked by the experience and Started to think about the PM funtion. I Image a Machine learning solution to produce a ...
How to be a Chameleon in Your Project: Changing Your Management Style to Lead a Successful Project Q&Aby
The webinar How to be a Chameleon in Your Project: Changing Your Management Style to Lead a Successful Project received so much feedback, we didn’t have time to cover everything! The discussion continued afterward, and here Emily covers some additional questions and answers that came out of her presentation.
Like many fields, nonprofit and government organizations want to find ways to respond to projects faster and more efficiently. This article provides five ideas for them to use agile methods and approaches.
One area where new project managers seem to struggle is quality management. Let’s go back to basics and look at the foundations of quality (which will also be a useful refresher for everyone!).
We all know the last thing you do in the project is test it. The question, however, is how to plan for it. The problem with many project plans is that they don't allow for a situation where the test fails, which is almost inevitable. Here's some help.
We want to do quality work. We want our results to be seen as being quality. But what does that actually mean? And how do we test for it? How can we satisfy for ourselves—and demonstrate to others—that we’ve delivered on expectations in terms of quality?
Part of building a meaningful relationship means providing value, but how do you determine what is valuable to the stakeholder/sponsor? VoC may be the answer.
We’ve entered the quantum computing race! Are you prepared? Let's explore this interesting and complicated emerging technology—and its potential implications.
PMs should be consciously thinking about whether they need to adjust the approach for the unique situation they are facing. New PMs don’t have the experience to know when they need to make those adjustments; to figure that out they need to continuously be asking “Why?”
Less than half of organizations consistently report high strategic alignment in their project management practices despite established research linking business success to strategic alignment in projects. Regulatory implementation programs, in particular, are susceptible to being operationally (as opposed to strategically) managed with the sole focus on “getting the job done”.
The world is becoming a difficult place to work as a Project Manager. We're working globally, across time zones and cultures, with new technology, and industries and projects are losing money at a staggering rate. We need to adapt.
Graf von Moltke was a Prussian Field Marshal who developed a rather genius, and simple, method to stack up his generals based on intelligence and initiative (or lack thereof.) The smart & lazy rose to the top because they made the right thing happen, at the right time and found the easiest way to do so. Marshal your projects (pun intended) and take control of your life!
Phileas Fogg is the protagonist in Jules Verne's novel, "Around the World in 80 Days," and proves that the project management process works in a voyage to beat all other voyages! Listen to how Phileas used the project management processes that we use every day to navigate various (and dangerous) risks in order to get what he thought would be the greatest reward - a successful trip around the world.
Virtually everyone agrees that projects benefit significantly when team members and key stakeholders speak up to ask questions, voice concerns (early!), and provide honest feedback. It’s that candid feedback that helps teams arrive at better decisions and sometimes avoid all-out calamity, but the truth is that oftentimes team members (even PMs) don’t feel free to speak up.
In this engaging 1-hour webinar, Nathalie Bouchard Executive Advisor and co-founder at Oneflexiwork discusses the rise of the Consulting as a Service (CaaS) model, for digital transformation. Consulting has always been about delivering services, but with today's technology and the consulting market transitioning to the Cloud, delivery, consumption, and billing of these services introduces new challenges.
This webinar provides an introduction to the extension of the Earned Value Management (EVM) framework to the area of benefits realization management (BRM). The "third musketeer" is a new indicator, Realization Performance Indicator (RPI), which complements the existing CPI and SPI.