Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:05:33 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. In the Rearview Mirror: The Year in Project Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/35422/In-the-Rearview-Mirror--The-Year-in-Project-Management- Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:16:18 GMT By Cyndee Miller It’s time to hit the rewind button on 2017 and look back on the year that was in project management. And dang, it was a big year — full of ambitious projects that packed a punch. I’m still processing the €700,000 Museo Atlántico, an eerily beautif... A Guide to Perfect Planning https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/35322/A-Guide-to-Perfect-Planning Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:36:25 GMT We are well aware that good planning leads to smooth execution and early delivery. Most of us, however, still fast track the planning phase and jump into execution. The result is often a downward spiral of issues, defects and rework. So why do we do this? I have observed that most project mana... The Secrets to Business Transformation Success https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/35188/The-Secrets-to-Business-Transformation-Success Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:39:58 GMT The Secrets to Business Transformation Success In the world of business transformation, there is usually a lot of enthusiasm surrounding the start of the transformation among the team. But it quickly gets crazy and stressful thanks to tenders for third parties, recruitment, preparation for exe... Specialist or Generalist: The Great Career Conundrum https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34935/Specialist-or-Generalist--The-Great-Career-Conundrum- Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:22:19 GMT by Cyndee Miller It’s the era of the ultra-specialized niche expert. Companies don’t just make beer. They brew limited batches of Belgian sour ale with tones of organic blueberry and almond. Companies don’t just crank out mattresses. They create customized sleeping experie... Project Management Is For Everyone https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34836/Project-Management-Is-For-Everyone Wed, 29 Nov 2017 03:27:11 GMT By Dave Wakeman The holiday season has arrived—meaning a lot of socializing with family and friends. We’ll be asked about our lives, families and work. Yet, many of us project professionals have a hard time explaining project management and its value. That’s partly because pr... Project Management? There's an App for That. https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34768/Project-Management--There-s-an-App-for-That- Tue, 28 Nov 2017 02:10:40 GMT By Conrado Morlan “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” - Abraham Maslow Over the last two decades, the project management profession has rapidly evolved. The number of professionals has grown worldwid... Bring on the Praise https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34255/-Bring-on-the-Praise Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:38:00 GMT By Cyndee Miller People like praise — and it’s not just millennials (despite what you read lately). For leaders, the point of providing positive feedback isn’t to make everyone feel warm and fuzzy. It’s to build the wildly brilliant team you need to get the job done. &nbsp... Credit Where Credit Is Due https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34204/Credit-Where-Credit-Is-Due Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:14:19 GMT By Cyndee Miller It’s the not-so-secret secret: Project management doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. So it’s nice to see the best of the best get their due with the PMO of the Year award. They not only get the rock star treatment — they take that acknowledgment ba... The Unsung Hero of a Mega Transformation https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34180/The-Unsung-Hero-of-a-Mega-Transformation Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:37:54 GMT by Cyndee Miller   The “T” word is getting thrown around a lot. So I might have been skeptical walking into Anthony Gayter’s symposium keynote on a “real-world transformation.” Once he started laying out the details, it was clear this was the real deal... Victory Is Fleeting https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34135/Victory-Is-Fleeting Wed, 08 Nov 2017 20:31:54 GMT By Cyndee Miller Buckle up: The new world of transient advantage is upon us, according to symposium keynoter Rita McGrath, PhD. The days when a company could sit back on the glory of a competitive edge they’d diligently honed? Done. “If the world around you is changing quickly, you...