Fri, 24 May 2024 09:38:25 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. How Can We Keep Project Conflict in Check? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/76907/how-can-we-keep-project-conflict-in-check- Thu, 16 May 2024 17:31:09 GMT By Soma Bhattacharya Conflict is an inevitable companion in the realm of project management. It can arise from differing stakeholder interests, resource constraints or communication breakdowns—and how it's managed can make or break a project's success. Understanding the intricacies ... A Roadmap for Continuous Learning https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/76788/a-roadmap-for-continuous-learning Tue, 23 Apr 2024 05:04:51 GMT By Yasmina Khelifi, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP The ability to maintain a learning mindset is a top hiring quality that can potentially be more important than experience. Despite that, no one explicitly explained to me how to do it. I’m curious and ask many questions, which has helped me gain new... The Power of Agile Team Cohesion https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/76658/the-power-of-agile-team-cohesion Mon, 01 Apr 2024 15:37:49 GMT by Christian Bisson Agile team cohesion is the seamless collaboration, effective communication, and shared goals and values among team members. I frequently prompt new teams to reflect on a time they thought things were going great; consistently, "the team" emerges as the primary factor... What Qualities Do the Best Project Managers Have? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/76552/what-qualities-do-the-best-project-managers-have--- Wed, 13 Mar 2024 23:53:34 GMT By Dave Wakeman I caught myself listening to the 2Bobs podcast recently and the episode about the qualities of the best project managers. David C. Baker shared a list with his co-host, Blair Enns:  Command authority naturally  Quick sifting abilities  ... The Power of Pauses and Silence https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/76442/the-power-of-pauses-and-silence Tue, 05 Mar 2024 09:31:33 GMT The business world is busy. It is busy with words: emails, messengers, phones and videos. It is busy where we work: open spaces, flex desks, public transportation and crowded cities. It is busy in matrix organizations: transversal meetings and redundant communications. How can we translate this n... 3 Agile Disconnects We Need to Address https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/76374/3-agile-disconnects-we-need-to-address Fri, 16 Feb 2024 23:15:10 GMT By Lynda Bourne The never-ending debate between agile and waterfall seems to be fuelled by different groups of people talking about completely different concepts with little understanding of other’s perspectives. From my viewpoint, some of the key disconnects are: Agile vs. Agility: ... What to Expect: Anticipating and Adapting to Dynamic Economic Trends https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/76208/what-to-expect--anticipating-and-adapting-to-dynamic-economic-trends Fri, 26 Jan 2024 17:19:17 GMT By Peter Tarhanidis, Ph.D. In the ever-evolving landscape of corporate strategic planning, organizations face the perpetual dilemma of choosing between capital spending for growth—and optimizing operations for efficiency. Striking the right balance amidst economic trends and leveraging ... Governance Models: The Secret to Successful Agile Projects https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/76162/governance-models--the-secret-to-successful-agile-projects Fri, 19 Jan 2024 03:28:42 GMT By Soma Bhattacharya Everyone associates stand-ups and retrospectives with the agile way of doing things. Yet very few give credit to the governance model that needs to be set up to ensure things are working. This isn’t just about keeping the project running, but also to ensure: 1. A... 3 Valuable PM Lessons I Learned in 2023 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/75889/3-valuable-pm-lessons-i-learned-in-2023 Tue, 12 Dec 2023 04:10:00 GMT By Sree Rao, PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP We are almost at the end of 2023! As I take a moment to reflect on this wild ride of a year, here are three key lessons I learned that I wanted to share with you all. 1. Embrace change: Projects are like a box of chocolates…you never know which ones m... The 4 P's of Successful Modern PMs https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/75820/the-4-p-s-of-successful-modern-pms Thu, 30 Nov 2023 14:56:50 GMT Dave Wakeman November 2023 I recently wrote about the nature of artificial intelligence in project management, and I think people might have been confused that I’d put the highlight so heavily on the person managing the project. My take has nothing to do with not believing that AI ca...