Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:40:46 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. The Not-So-Secret Ingredients to Success? People and Purpose https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65405/The-Not-So-Secret-Ingredients-to-Success--People-and-Purpose Fri, 31 Jul 2020 19:59:24 GMT By Cyndee Miller Whipping up tapas and shaking cocktails isn’t your typical day in Project Management Land. So why was I watching master chef José Andrés prepare seafood delicacies as PMI President and CEO Sunil Prashara played mixologist? It was all part of the fun—and ... The PMI Future 50 Delivers Action-and Hope https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65312/The-PMI-Future-50-Delivers-Action-and-Hope Fri, 24 Jul 2020 16:06:39 GMT By Cyndee Miller Greta Thunberg isn’t messing around. Joining forces with three other young climate change activists, she called on political leaders last week to stop talking and actually do something: “Our current system is not ‘broken’—the system is doing exactly ... Contingencies Are Not a Soft Option https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65295/Contingencies-Are-Not-a-Soft-Option Wed, 22 Jul 2020 21:18:23 GMT By Lynda Bourne In my last post, The Real Estimating Challenge Isn’t Calculating the Cost, I suggested that calculating a project cost estimate is the easy bit. Having the estimate accepted by either a client or your management—or both—and then delivering your project on bud... The Power of Diverse Project Teams https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65189/The-Power-of-Diverse-Project-Teams- Wed, 15 Jul 2020 05:45:03 GMT By Yasmina Khelifi, PMP, PMI-ACP I first experienced the transformational impact of diversity during a six-month internship in Japan in 2000. The experience made me question every action and learned behavior I had previously made without a thought: how to greet people, how to make a request, how ... Taking the Lead During Project Transformation https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65162/Taking-the-Lead-During-Project-Transformation Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:37:30 GMT By Jorge Valdés Garciatorres, PMP "There is nothing so practical as a good theory."  —Kurt Lewin Every project will lead, eventually, to a big or small transformation. However, the PMBOK® Guide doesn’t outline the processes need... 100 Days to Becoming a Better Project Manager https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65102/100-Days-to-Becoming-a-Better-Project-Manager Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:38:55 GMT By Emily Luijbregts In his book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell explains that you need 10,000 hours to master any skill. That equates to several years of work and development. But even dedicating smaller amounts of time can lead to progress. If I told you that you could become... What Is the Future of Project Management? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65057/What-Is-the-Future-of-Project-Management- Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:55:14 GMT By Mario Trentim Various organizations and individuals have made great contributions to advance the project management profession over the past few decades. And as standards and methodologies continue to evolve, new tools and techniques are used to plan and manage all kinds of initiatives. How... The Perks of Communities of Practice During COVID-19 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65009/The-Perks-of-Communities-of-Practice-During-COVID-19 Thu, 02 Jul 2020 18:30:37 GMT By Lenka Pincot   As COVID-19 lockdowns are lifted, companies are finding new strategies to handle traffic in their offices and ensure the well-being of their employees. Going forward, it’s expected that employees will use home offices more than before, physical office spaces may shri... Aligning International Stakeholders During a Global Pandemic https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64870/Aligning-International-Stakeholders-During-a-Global-Pandemic Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:00:49 GMT By Marat Oyvetsky, PMP Global companies often struggle to align their international projects because of competing priorities, changing strategic corporate focus and general budget fluctuations due to performance in different markets. The coronavirus pandemic has introduced new chaos to a compa... 5 Ways to Successfully Manage Remote Project Teams https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64811/5-Ways-to-Successfully-Manage-Remote-Project-Teams Mon, 22 Jun 2020 15:48:14 GMT By Jorge Valdés Garciatorres, PMP “Remember that we choose to follow leaders based on the way the leaders make us feel. Remote associates are no different. You just have to concentrate on ensuring that your remote people feel included, supported and part of a team.” —...