Tue, 25 Jun 2019 03:32:49 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. Put Your Users First-Here's How https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54557/Put-Your-Users-First-Here-s-How Thu, 20 Jun 2019 01:36:07 GMT by Christian Bisson, PMP, PSPO, PSM In agile, users are everything. So it only makes sense that users—anyone who will use or interact with your product—should be a team’s main focus. In order for the product to be viable, whatever is produced must bring them value. But it&rsq... 3 Ways to Balance The Delivery Ecosystem https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54374/3-Ways-to-Balance-The-Delivery-Ecosystem- Sat, 08 Jun 2019 20:20:42 GMT       by Kevin Korterud   Once upon a time, projects were just projects. They were simple, had small teams and quite often finished on time. Projects were viewed as a path to operational improvements that reduce manual labor and free up people for other tasks. &... 6 Steps for Improving Organizational Maturity https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54196/6-Steps-for-Improving-Organizational-Maturity- Thu, 30 May 2019 22:58:37 GMT By Lynda Bourne After more than 40 years in project management, project controls and project governance, I’ve learned that every successful organization has its own unique culture and structure. Nothing works “out of the box.” Each organization needs to identify the aspec... Debunking Six Misconceptions About Agile https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54056/Debunking-Six-Misconceptions-About-Agile- Fri, 24 May 2019 16:48:41 GMT For those of us in the project management community, agile is a familiar term. But despite its prominence, it’s often misunderstood.  All too often, teams and organizations focus on the wrong things or are misinformed. And eventually, agile takes the blame.  Here are six co... 3 Reasons Project Managers Are Like Jugglers https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53969/3-Reasons-Project-Managers-Are-Like-Jugglers Tue, 21 May 2019 14:18:20 GMT By David Wakeman I’ve got a hypothesis I want to drop on you: Being a project manager is a lot like being a juggler.  Many of you may be scratching your heads, asking the question: “What is Dave thinking?”  Hear me out. I’ve got three examples to support my... PMI + TED: Possibility Speaks https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53793/PMI---TED--Possibility-Speaks Thu, 16 May 2019 13:22:49 GMT by Cyndee Miller There’s something about TED Talks that suck you in. Those big red letters on a stage signal this isn’t just another presentation. And TED’s 18-minute rule is genius. The videos are long enough to provide real substance—while feeling zero guilt about forwar... Adventures in Leadership https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53770/Adventures-in-Leadership Wed, 15 May 2019 11:52:42 GMT By Cyndee Miller Going to PMI EMEA Congress is a little bit like going back to school. You pick your sessions, learn a ton and (hopefully) come out with some new ideas on how you want to do things. But sometimes it’s good to be in on the action, too. I personally was ready to bust out fo... Disruption? No Prob for a Rogue Monkey Like You https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53699/Disruption--No-Prob-for-a-Rogue-Monkey-Like-You Tue, 14 May 2019 07:16:04 GMT by Cyndee Miller The rogue monkey gets the banana. Researchers first made the discovery in the late 1970s, but the lesson remains for project leaders looking to keep pace with disruption. Let’s peel this one back: In Jamil Qureshi’s opening keynote at PMI EMEA Congress in Dublin, I... Separating Standards and Knowledge Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53361/Separating-Standards-and-Knowledge-Management Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:00:06 GMT by Lynda Bourne In my last post—It’s Time for a Long, Hard Look at Processes—I questioned if A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) should be updated every four years, or if it should become a dynamic knowledge management system similar to Wik... 4 Tips for Project Closing Parties https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53245/4-Tips-for-Project-Closing-Parties Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:07:46 GMT By Ramiro Rodrigues     A great deal of effort is often put into a project kick-off meeting—so why isn’t that visibility just as important on the other end of the project?   What is a project closing party? A project closing party is an event that intends to...