Wed, 28 Jul 2021 05:41:23 GMT Eye on the Workforce https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/234747/Eye-on-the-Workforce Workforce management is a key part of project success, but project managers often find it difficult to get trustworthy information on what really works. From interpersonal interactions to big workforce issues we'll look the latest research and proven techniques to find the most effective solutions for your projects. RPA, Organizational Change and Managing the Skills Gap https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/67926/RPA--Organizational-Change-and-Managing-the-Skills-Gap Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:44:29 GMT This is the fourth post in a series related to Robotic Process Automation* (RPA) and Organizational Change Management. The purpose of the series is to provide support for project managers during this age of digitalization. You can filter posts in this blog to find all related to "RPA". ... Leading Questions with Focus on Project Team https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/67142/Leading-Questions-with-Focus-on-Project-Team Mon, 30 Nov 2020 22:33:53 GMT What  is the difference between management and leadership? Alert reader Luis Branco suggested this question in a comment to an article I wrote and it is a good question to ponder. In my experience there is less a binary definition than a continuum. On one extreme there is being a beacon for peo... Stay Confident for Awkward Communications https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65703/Stay-Confident-for-Awkward-Communications Fri, 21 Aug 2020 03:45:08 GMT The project manager's life often includes facing awkward situations. Have you been impressed by leaders who maintain a confident demeanor through difficult business communications? Like those communicators, you can be a better project manager by being prepared for awkward communications with you... Leading by Listening (Part 2) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64965/Leading-by-Listening--Part-2- Mon, 29 Jun 2020 20:49:48 GMT Continuing from Part 1, here are more tactics for being a leader without moving a muscle, just listening. This is active, focused listening, though. You are seeking two pieces of information critical in any widespread disruption: useful information about your project status and state of mind of your... Leading by Listening (Part 1) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64192/Leading-by-Listening--Part-1- Thu, 21 May 2020 00:47:31 GMT How are you doing? We are weeks into a wave of global lockdowns. You might be feeling anxious and frustrated while you work – or cannot work. Imagine what your project team is feeling. No, really, imagine what they are feeling. This will help you become a better leader in the most difficult of... Lockdown! Just Like That Everything Changes (Now You Lead) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/63407/Lockdown--Just-Like-That-Everything-Changes--Now-You-Lead- Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:56:15 GMT Just like that things can change. When you are the project manager you are expected to respond, even if the source driving the change is far from the boundaries of your project. Even if the source is a global pandemic. The right response makes all the difference. The wrong response can be deleteriou... Project Site Design for Stakeholders (Part 2) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/62162/Project-Site-Design-for-Stakeholders--Part-2- Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:58:16 GMT In the previous post and an article, Improve Stakeholder Relations by Adding a Social Component, we have been exploring how a web share site for stakeholders is a good way to keep them in communication and involved, but you have to use the correct tactics to make it all work. There were a couple of ... Project Site Design For Stakeholders (Part 1) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59356/Project-Site-Design-For-Stakeholders--Part-1- Sun, 12 Jan 2020 23:18:19 GMT I pay attention to your comments, believe me. This post, in fact, was driven by comments to an article of mine on ProjectManagement.com. Daniel Moskowitz and Luis Branco requested more information on techniques I wrote about in Improve Stakeholder Relations by Adding a Social Component related to bu... Keeping Good Workers According to Experience and Research https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58638/Keeping-Good-Workers-According-to-Experience-and-Research Wed, 18 Dec 2019 02:27:19 GMT Losing workers during a project is very disruptive. You have to replace that worker or extend the project activity in order to respond properly. But replacing that worker takes a lot of time, including identifying the correct candidate, interviewing candidates, making a decision, waiting for that in... Help Yourself by Helping Your Team https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57087/Help-Yourself-by-Helping-Your-Team Mon, 21 Oct 2019 03:14:04 GMT How many times have you read an article with manager or supervisor techniques and come away disappointed that you could not use them as a project manager? They are meant for entrepreneurs, those with direct reports in operations or just make assumptions that are not true for you. It's frustra...