Fri, 30 Sep 2022 08:49:59 GMT Voices on Project Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/286796/voices-on-project-management Voices on Project Management offers insights, tips, advice and personal stories from project managers in different regions and industries. The goal is to get you thinking, and spark a discussion. So, if you read something that you agree with--or even disagree with--leave a comment. 6 Steps for Rational Decision Making https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/73036/6-steps-for-rational-decision-making Fri, 16 Sep 2022 03:24:34 GMT By Sree Rao, PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP Have you ever made a program or project decision that did not turn out to be the right one? As program managers, we not only need to make several decisions over the course of a project or program, but we also need to guide our teams with decision making. He... The Dangers of Perfectionism for You and Your Team https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72953/the-dangers-of-perfectionism-for-you-and-your-team Wed, 07 Sep 2022 15:41:32 GMT By Yasmina Khelifi, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP At school in France, we were primarily evaluated by the number of mistakes we made and less by our progress. What was importance was to attain excellence and perfection. Fast forward to my professional career, I have worked in many teams with many peop... Leading Your Team Through Tough Times https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72822/leading-your-team-through-tough-times Thu, 11 Aug 2022 02:44:38 GMT by Dave Wakeman I was reading an article the other day about understanding the signs of burnout. The list was pretty much representative of what most people share when I talk with them about it these days: It included things like trouble focusing, missing deadlines, not feeling like they know... The Evolution of Project Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72768/the-evolution-of-project-management Mon, 25 Jul 2022 06:46:08 GMT By Lynda Bourne. Over the last few months, I have been part of a group working on a series of papers looking at the history of project management and project controls. This required the classification of the various stages in the development of the practice of project management. However, alm... Are You a Mentor...or a Micromanager? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72674/are-you-a-mentor-or-a-micromanager- Fri, 08 Jul 2022 11:47:00 GMT   By Yasmina Khelifi, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP A few years ago, I joined a new team and took over some projects from the team’s manager (let’s call him Alex). Alex was helpful: He participated in all of the meetings I conducted, was available to give me advice, explained form... 3 Ways to Lower Your Stress at Work https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72617/3-ways-to-lower-your-stress-at-work Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:03:19 GMT by Dave Wakeman My mind is on summer break. Anytime I start thinking about my summer plans, I also think about how I can use this to teach a lesson. I think I’ve come up with a pretty neat way to tie a trip to the beach into the jobs that project managers do every day. Let me explain&hellip... 3 Common Complaints on Scrum Teams https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72606/3-common-complaints-on-scrum-teams Thu, 30 Jun 2022 03:56:05 GMT By Soma Bhattacharya In discussions I’ve heard within Scrum teams over the years, three common concerns often come up: 1. “We need longer sprints.” 2. “We always have spillovers and can’t seem to fix them.” 3. “Ad hoc tasks always mess up sprint planni... How to Improve the PMO Lead Role in Your Company https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72424/how-to-improve-the-pmo-lead-role-in-your-company Sun, 12 Jun 2022 20:23:03 GMT Kevin Korterud In this high-demand/low-availability labor market, we all have to start re-thinking about how to staff one of the increasingly most pivotal roles in large, complex technology delivery: the program PMO lead. In the past 10 or so years, we have all seen the size and scale of deli... Do You Foster Imposter Syndrome in Your Team? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72308/do-you-foster-imposter-syndrome-in-your-team- Wed, 25 May 2022 06:22:01 GMT By Yasmina Khelifi, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP I recently touched upon fighting imposter syndrome, which we can all suffer from as project managers. But as a leader, and even as a colleague, we can also unintentionally foster impostor syndrome on our teams. Let’s review three ways I’ve obs... 3 Ways Project Managers Can Build a Competitive Advantage https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72159/3-ways-project-managers-can-build-a-competitive-advantage Tue, 03 May 2022 17:02:14 GMT by Dave Wakeman Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is the art of strategy. I did some research to rebuild my website during 2021 because I decided the pandemic was a good opportunity to create a new version of my business—and what I found was that around 40% of businesses...