Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:33:38 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 Recurring Interview Process Ensures a Good Fit https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/29167/A-Recurring-Interview-Process-Ensures-a-Good-Fit Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:20:56 GMT Great preparation goes into identifying the right project manager for the job—including determining the project’s delivery complexity, defining the role profile, selecting interview questions and validating professional certifications.   However, the interview process shouldn&... Promoting Project Management In Conversation https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/28949/Promoting-Project-Management-In-Conversation Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:27:38 GMT by Dave Wakeman Project management is a hot topic lately. In casual conversations, I’ve heard about the rise of project managers in legal, in sports and in government. But this recent fame doesn’t mean we’ve gone mainstream. It’s likely that most people still don’... The Strategic Alignment of the Project Portfolio (Part 2) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/28712/The-Strategic-Alignment-of-the-Project-Portfolio--Part-2- Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:59:58 GMT By Conrado Morlan “Without strategy, execution is aimless. Without execution, strategy is useless.” —Morris Chang, founding CEO, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. In the first part of this series, I outlined the groups in the organization that must support t... The Strategic Alignment of the Project Portfolio (Part 1) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/28711/The-Strategic-Alignment-of-the-Project-Portfolio--Part-1- Sat, 15 Apr 2017 11:47:29 GMT By Conrado Morlan “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.”  —Michael Porter Over the last two decades, organizations looking to remain competitive have realized that creating a strategic plan is not enough. The smart execution of that strategy is also ne... 5 Steps to Manage Project Dependencies https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/28537/5-Steps-to-Manage-Project-Dependencies Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:10:44 GMT By Marian Haus, PMP Projects are rarely conducted in a vacuum. Whether the project you’re managing is small or large, simple or complex, you will most likely encounter dependencies tied to assets outside your project organization. Here five simple steps to help you manage project depende... Are You Documenting Smartly? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/28535/Are-You-Documenting-Smartly- Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:20:58 GMT by Christian Bisson, PMP   Documentation—at least on IT projects—is one of those great project challenges. Documenting everything (and then keeping it updated) can be tedious, and requires a lot of time and discipline. But documenting nothing can leave people lost as a pr... How Storytelling Can Improve Your Presentations https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/28348/How-Storytelling-Can-Improve-Your-Presentations Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:13:42 GMT by Wanda Curlee I often write about neuroscience and its affects on project management. So I spend a lot of time scouring academic research, trade journals and even LinkedIn for new information on the topic. That’s how I came across this recent Business Insider article about what makes a go... The Project Manager's Influence, Part 2 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/28273/The-Project-Manager-s-Influence--Part-2 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:23:33 GMT by Lynda Bourne In my last post, I discussed one of the more effective approaches for understanding team interaction: the McKinsey 7-S framework. The basic premise of framework is that there are seven internal aspects of an organization that need to be aligned for a company to succeed:  ... The Elements of Team Interaction, Part 1 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/28106/The-Elements-of-Team-Interaction--Part-1 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:57:54 GMT by Lynda Bourne I’ve always thought the McKinsey 7-S framework is one of the most effective approaches for understanding team interaction. Originally focused on large organizations, the concepts are equally valid for smaller groups, such as project teams. Let’s take a look. Dev... Playing the Right Leadership Role https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/27928/Playing-the-Right-Leadership-Role Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:50:47 GMT By Peter Tarhanidis It is not unusual for project leaders to fill a variety of leadership roles over the course of the many unique initiatives we take on. As I transition from one client, program, employer or team to another, my personal challenge is to quickly work out the best leadership rol...