Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:55:42 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 Scrum Master's Duty https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/32124/A-Scrum-Master-s-Duty Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:13:50 GMT by Christian Bisson, PMP A scrum master is an essential part of an agile team. However, it seems their role is often underestimated or misunderstood. In this article I’m hoping I can shed some light on the value they bring. A scrum master is an essential part of an agile team. However, i... Avoid the Internal Project Trap https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/32123/Avoid-the-Internal-Project-Trap Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:49:06 GMT By Ramiro Rodrigues           In my last post, I shared tips for closing external projects. Now it’s time to tackle internal efforts. As part of this discussion, it’s worth remembering that PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Bo... Take Advantage of the Talent Gap https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/32011/Take-Advantage-of-the-Talent-Gap Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:41:08 GMT By Jen Skrabak, PMP, PfMP There’s great news for the profession: According to PMI’s latest Job Growth and Talent Gap report, there will be a need to fill 2.2 million jobs globally each year until 2027, growing to a total of 88 million project management jobs in all. Moreover, much of ... Project Success Buzzwords: Are These the Same? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/31862/Project-Success-Buzzwords--Are-These-the-Same- Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:34:06 GMT By Linda Agyapong, PMP I received a lot of interesting feedback on my last post, “What Defines Project Success,” which has necessitated a follow up. For those who missed the discussion, Aaron Shenhar et al. summarized it perfectly by saying there is no one-size-fits-all definition ... Understanding Expert Judgment https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/31805/Understanding-Expert-Judgment Mon, 31 Jul 2017 01:05:19 GMT By Lynda Bourne A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) uses the concept of “expert judgment” in most of its processes, but only has a relatively brief description of the concept. It describes expert judgment as “judgment based on expertise appropr... 3 Tips For Embracing New Ideas https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/31664/3-Tips-For-Embracing-New-Ideas Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:54:26 GMT by Dave Wakeman Back in the old days of command-and-control project management, ideas were mostly helpful at the front end of a project: during the planning phase. But as we’ve moved away from command and control into a world of specialization, ideas in projects and project manageme... A Checklist for Shared Outcomes https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/31530/A-Checklist-for-Shared-Outcomes Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:55:43 GMT By Peter Tarhanidis I was recently assigned to transform a procurement team into one that managed outsourcing partnerships. I realized the team was very disengaged, leaving the strategy up to me to define. There was no buy-in. The team and the partnerships were sure to fail. But I was dete... Ground Preparation: Closing an External Project https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/31493/Ground-Preparation--Closing-an-External-Project Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:19:01 GMT By Ramiro Rodrigues When outsourcing a job to consultants and service providers, I’ve often found that achieving "agreement" with a client that a project is finalized is one of the most delicate times.   This is usually due to the fact that by closing the project th... Best Practices for Moderating a SWOT Analysis https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/31235/Best-Practices-for-Moderating-a-SWOT-Analysis Sun, 09 Jul 2017 18:57:29 GMT By Marian Haus, PMP The SWOT framework is a very useful analytical tool for identifying risks and opportunities. It can be used across industries and in a range of scenarios, from project planning and risk management to strategic business and corporate planning. When used in project management... What Defines Project Success? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/30708/What-Defines-Project-Success- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:27:41 GMT By Linda Agyapong During lunch one day, project managers Jim, Mary and Alex got into an argument over who was best adhering to their industry’s project success criteria. They all had sound arguments. The problem was, however, an “industry standard” did not appear to exist. ...