You would think that project management would be a pretty uniform concept. You would be wrong. What passes for project management continues to vary considerably, and it does so for several reasons...
Introduction webinar for March 2017 Book Club: How to Manage Complex Programs by Tom Kendrick
Voices on Project Management
by Lynda Bourne I’ve always thought the McKinsey 7-S framework is one of the most effective approaches for understanding team interaction. Originally focused on large organizations, the conce ...
Crossword for PMs on Project Management Related Terms - 71 Across 2. A process of approximating the number of work periods needed to complete individual activities with e ...
Risk, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things—as technology transforms project management, PM professionals are either ahead of the game, or falling behind. Stay curren ...
Hello - I have a project where we are looking to consolidate software tools across the enterprise as we have many duplicate tools. I am looking for ideas on contests or other ways to engage everyone ...
If so, than the following information might be useful for you. I have written a blog about the timeline to become a PMP this year, before the exam will change based on the upcoming new PMBoK Guide. ...
The PMI is about to launch the sixth edition of PMBOK® Guide (Project Management Body of Knowledge) Guide in the third quarter of 2017. PMI keep reviewing and updating the PMBOK® Guide to incorporate ...
by Lynda Bourne In my last post, I discussed one of the more effective approaches for understanding team interaction: the McKinsey 7-S framework. The basic premise of framework is that there ar ...
Un gran Maestro y amigo me enseño la metáfora del “Gato Muerto”. No se preocupen, no se ha lastimado a ningún Gato en esta metáfora. Se trata de lo siguiente ...
We can observe similarities between the profiles of project managers and entrepreneurs due to the "make it happen" attitude of both. But is this comparison relevant? What can it tell us about these two essential roles?
Scared of spreadsheets? Don't be! They are a necessary and valuable tool in the project manager's arsenal. This article and its accompanying template are not a step-by-step tutorial. Instead of detailed instructions, it discusses a few things that are crucial to start both managing projects and completing advanced work with spreadsheets.
Implementing a hybrid methodology can be more effective and useful to your project needs, because traditional approaches can sometimes be too heavy and complex for incremental projects. Here, a practitioner shares his experiences consulting on a project.
|A.||When working with historic venues, leaving the site looking exactly as you found it is of extreme importance. If you don’t repair it on your own, the inspectors from your local Landmark Heritage Preservation Commission (or some similarly named organization) will ask you to redo it. So, do it now.|
|B.||On a road that covers less than two blocks, city laws usually do not require historic artifacts and sites to be preserved. Repaint the middle lines and hope that drivers do not notice. This is preferable to stopping traffic again to redo the brickwork.|
|C.||Ask the product owner what he or she would prefer you do. Since you were not specifically told to reinstall the roadway with exactly the same pattern, it is not your responsibility. If asked to redo it, charge extra for the expenses you incur with your subcontractors.|
|D.||Construction projects never really come out exactly as envisioned in the beginning. Function is what is important, not beauty. If the road is safe and usable to transport students to the school and as an artery for people to enter and exit their neighborhood streets, you have fulfilled your technical and functional responsibilities.|
Leading international teams is always a challenge, especially when things go wrong. How do you keep everyone focused on the positive and avoid negativity creeping in?
What is a crucial difference in distributed team environments? It's how you apply your leadership skills. Often, you need to amplify what you would normally do in a co-located team setting to provide those examples.
Starting a new job can be difficult, but learning to work with your new team members effectively and quickly is a challenge. If you are a new leader, it can be the most difficult challenge.
Transferring a team deliverable from continent to continent carries with it additional risks in addition to those expected from co-located workforces. There are planning and facilitation tactics you can use to mitigate these risks—and even build improved collaboration in the process.
Our daughters’ wedding – a case study in Crisis Management. This case study is based on a personal “project” - our daughters’ wedding. This talk will bring home the challenges faced and describe some interesting anecdotes in people behavior, procurement and leadership. It will spell out inferences and Best Practices from this episode which can be applied in crisis situations in organizations or personal life.
This session will give you a unique perspective in the possibility of using lean and agile in unison, not only to all kinds of projects, but at overall organizational project management, as well as a top down view on your organization as a Lean-Agile (LeAgile) Organization. The session will endeavor to link the conceptualizations from top-down as well as bottom-up approaches to enable audience get a wholesome picture of a LeAgile Organization.
Organizations change. They must change, or they disappear. Amidst change, they then struggle to ensure that the different changes they implement are really creating value. In this session we'll explore how to determine if a change has to occur, and how to ensure it delivers value.
How are processes developed today and where does the customer fall within your processes? Is the customer simply a participant in your internal processes, or is her desired outcome your focus? Do you use automation to facilitate design and adherence? What about collaboration with the employees who know the processes the best; those performing the work? In this video lecture, we describe Agile Process Design and why this approach is important to both Project Managers (part of the deliverables) and Business Analysts (focus on needs). Explicit approaches will be highlighted in this webinar, including examples of how processes are designed in an agile way.
Neste webinar projeto RMS Titanic é explorado para mostrar algumas causas comuns de falhas nos projetos bem gerenciados. O autor explora os "cinco pecados dos gerentes de projeto”, cinco comportamentos identificados em pesquisas recentes como fatores chaves de fracasso na gestão de projetos. Estes são: arrogância, ganância, ignorância, fraude e abstinência.
Introduction webinar for February 2017 Book Club: Project and Program Turnaround by Tom Pavelko
In Expert Judgment: How to Incorporate the Latest Developments in Using this Common PM Tool, Paul S. Szwed provides research that will help project managers become more adept at using expert judgment effectively.