Thu, 16 Jul 2020 14:06:45 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. 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... Countering the Most Difficult Strategy Implementation Obstacles https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55392/Countering-the-Most-Difficult-Strategy-Implementation-Obstacles Thu, 08 Aug 2019 01:50:06 GMT In my article this month I discussed tactics to assist you with strategy implementation by maintaining the proper culture. That article did not look at troubleshooting tactics, but I'm rectifying that here with several troubleshooting tactics that will help you take your career to the next level... Resource Problems in Org Change Management (RPA) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54570/Resource-Problems-in-Org-Change-Management--RPA- Fri, 21 Jun 2019 05:13:24 GMT This is the fourth post in a series related to Robotic Process Automation*, begun in association with PMI's Information Systems and Technology Symposium, June 14, 2017, where I presented Becoming an RPA-Ready Project Manager. You can filter posts in this blog to find all related to "RPA&quo... Better to Be Competent or Warm? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52552/Better-to-Be-Competent-or-Warm- Thu, 21 Mar 2019 03:50:59 GMT If you were to go back through postings on this blog over the many years that it has been in existence, you would find that many of the tips and tactics covered fall under the category of “ways to improve the work environment so that workers can do their best”.  To be able to manage...