Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:01:54 GMT PM Network https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/284550/PM-Network PM Network is the award-winning professional magazine published monthly for members of the Project Management Institute. This blog will highlight some of the publication's valuable information and insights, keeping you up to date on industry trends. References-No Longer Just An Afterthought https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52207/References-No-Longer-Just-An-Afterthought Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:07:13 GMT Back in the old days when people rarely switched jobs, references were not particularly a priority for career management. Before you left a company, you might have asked a coworker, mentor or even your boss to write a reference—or else, this might have been left for the potential new company t... A Mad Rush https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/51659/A-Mad-Rush Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:34:47 GMT Remember the mobile-app explosion that changed the tech landscape around 10 years ago? According to a feature article in February PM Network®, a similar mad rush is now occurring in the emerging world of voice-assistant technology. Here are some numbers: In 2018, more than 5 billion consumer ... Obstructionist (Or Absent) Bosses https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/51183/Obstructionist--Or-Absent--Bosses Fri, 01 Feb 2019 15:18:08 GMT So you want to climb the career ladder. You’re doing well in your job but you envision yourself growing, doing more, gaining skills and managing larger teams and initiatives. A good boss can help you on your career path. He or she will mentor you, promote you with company executives and let... Jobs Report Can Help You Fill Your New Year's Resolution https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/50315/Jobs-Report-Can-Help-You-Fill-Your-New-Year-s-Resolution Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:43:30 GMT Do your New Year’s resolutions include finding a new job? Get help on where to look with the 2019 Jobs Report, published inside the January edition of PM Network®. While overall demand for project managers is very strong, it is not consistent from country to country and sector to sector... News Is On the Edge https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/49910/News-Is-On-the-Edge Wed, 19 Dec 2018 19:22:34 GMT In this, the final blog post for me in 2018, I’ll acquaint current and potential readers of PM Network® with the magazine’s Edge section. Edge contains a collection of quick-reading, newsy articles that will update you about interesting projects, trends and potential opportunities... What Does It Take to be PMO of the Year? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/49357/What-Does-It-Take-to-be-PMO-of-the-Year- Tue, 04 Dec 2018 16:44:10 GMT At the recently completed PMO Symposium®, the winner of the 2018 PMO of the Year Award was announced. You may wonder what were the award-winning traits of the winner. The December PM Network® spells out why the project management office for Australian telecom Telstra was selected for this ho... PMI Project of the Year: Offering Hope https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/48563/PMI-Project-of-the-Year--Offering-Hope Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:29:02 GMT New Orleans, Louisiana, USA was a dark place in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina paid an unwelcome visit. About 40,000 military families were affected when the hurricane damaged the Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facility. The damage was so bad, the hospital had to be totally replaced. The US$1 billi... Dealing With Robot Recruiting https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/47904/Dealing-With-Robot-Recruiting Mon, 22 Oct 2018 19:44:32 GMT OK, the robots have not totally taken over all hiring functions, but there’s a fairly good chance that automation could play a role in winnowing down a stack of résumés to an initial cut. What do you do? A little strategy is called for here. As Lindsay Scott says in her &ld... Risky Robots https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/46984/Risky-Robots Tue, 02 Oct 2018 13:55:34 GMT Are you managing an automation project? Better get ready to up your risk management game. Whether it is robotic manufacturing or analysis of large amounts of data, project managers must be extra careful about errors that might be magnified in deployment. One of the severest consequences of an aut... How to Deal With Bad Sponsor Behavior https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/46374/How-to-Deal-With-Bad-Sponsor-Behavior Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:01:20 GMT Project managers face many challenges every day. Whether it is a risk that suddenly becomes an issue, a deadline moving backwards or other unanticipated changes, the project life is rarely a picnic. One challenge project managers don’t want to see is problem behavior by sponsors. Projects n...