Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:58:57 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. A Better Path Forward For Federal Programs - Part 1 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/27101/A-Better-Path-Forward-For-Federal-Programs---Part-1 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:59:50 GMT     By Kevin Korterud   Program management made news in December (though perhaps not front-page headlines) when the United States Senate unanimously approved the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act. The legislation enacted a number of initiatives for impr... Authoritarian vs. Participatory Project Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/26595/Authoritarian-vs--Participatory-Project-Management Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:53:43 GMT By Marian Haus, PMP Project managers have a major influence on the projects they run. Attitudes and leadership styles play a large part in how the team works together, how projects are delivered and the general environment for everyone involved. Here’s a look at two very different projec... 4 Reasons I Love Portfolio Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/26535/4-Reasons-I-Love-Portfolio-Management Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:09:27 GMT By Jen L. Skrabak, PfMP, PMP   The #PMLoveStories theme on ProjectManagement.com in February got me thinking about why I love portfolio management.  1. Portfolio management closes the strategy to execution gap Simply doing projects better by focusing on scope, time and cost... My Favorite Research Tools https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/26450/My-Favorite-Research-Tools Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:23:38 GMT By Wanda Curlee Do project and program managers need to be experts in the industry or sector they work in? While many would say yes, others argue that a competent and experienced project or program manager can lead initiatives in any area. I would agree with the latter—with one caveat. P... The Impact of Unforeseen Risks https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/26320/The-Impact-of-Unforeseen-Risks Tue, 31 Jan 2017 20:05:20 GMT By Conrado Morlan Risk identification is one of the first tasks many project managers tackle when they’re assigned a new project. But identifying risks can’t be a one-time effort. The risk log is a living document that needs to be scrubbed and updated on a regular basis. Future... The Reality Behind a Deadline https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/26285/The-Reality-Behind-a-Deadline Sat, 28 Jan 2017 15:21:24 GMT By Christian Bisson, PMP A deadline is the project objective defined in terms of time. But on some projects (a lot of them, unfortunately) the delivery date is not necessarily realistic. When projects get delayed, the obvious solution is to push back the deadline. But it’s not so simple ... Project Managers As Persuaders https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/26140/Project-Managers-As-Persuaders Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:20:14 GMT \ by Dave Wakeman I’ve heard unverified claims that some project managers spend up to 90 percent of their time focusing on communications.  While I won’t dispute communications does tend to garner a lot of attention from project managers, I will say that calling the type of... The Importance of ACCURATE Communication https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/25936/The-Importance-of-ACCURATE-Communication Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:35:59 GMT by Lynda Bourne   A number of recent examples from the corporate arena illustrate that being oblivious to unethical or illegal behaviour happening within an organization is not an acceptable excuse for allowing it to occur. Leaders will be held responsible—even when they claim to ha... 3 Tips for Training New Team Members https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/25875/3-Tips-for-Training-New-Team-Members Sun, 08 Jan 2017 22:25:25 GMT by Christian Bisson, PMP When a new person joins the team, there’s always a bit of a learning curve. But when teams fail to prepare new members, it takes even longer for them to provide efficiencies and improve performance. Here are three training tips to help new recruits hit the ground... Don't Forget About Human Resources https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/25830/Don-t-Forget-About-Human-Resources Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:00:00 GMT By Taralyn Frasqueri-Molina Because human resources is so process-oriented, it’s easy to overlook its need for project and program management. The human resources department’s projects may not be customer-facing and highly visible, but it is very likely that they will make your wor...