Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:01:37 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. Follow These 3 Steps to Validate a Variance https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55809/Follow-These-3-Steps-to-Validate-a-Variance Fri, 23 Aug 2019 20:55:55 GMT By Lynda Bourne As you may know, any monitoring and control process has three components. The first is establishing a baseline that you plan to achieve, the second is comparing actual progress to the plan to see if there are any differences, and the third is taking corrective or preventative ... Unlock the Value of Artificial Intelligence https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55476/Unlock-the-Value-of-Artificial-Intelligence- Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:25:00 GMT By Peter Tarhanidis Artificial intelligence is no longer a tool we’ll use on projects in the future. Right now, many organizations are formalizing the use of advanced data analytics from innovative technologies, algorithms and AI visualization techniques into strategic projects. The matu... Stakeholder Management for Traveling Families https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55436/Stakeholder-Management-for-Traveling-Families Thu, 08 Aug 2019 19:54:53 GMT By Wanda Curlee I recently flew across the country with my two grandchildren, both under the age of three. While their mother was with me, we were not seated together., so I was understandably a little concerned about the trip. (And for the people around me.) The trip did make me wonder, howev... 3 Tips For Cultivating Your Executive Presence https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55376/3-Tips-For-Cultivating-Your-Executive-Presence Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:53:53 GMT By Dave Wakeman How do we present ourselves to our teams? That’s something I didn’t think about deeply until recently, when I started hanging out with Harrison Monarth, author of Executive Presence: The Art of Commanding Respect Like a CEO.  I had considered it, of course... Beware the Dangers of Technical Debt https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55075/Beware-the-Dangers-of-Technical-Debt Fri, 19 Jul 2019 23:52:48 GMT By Lynda Bourne Have you ever experienced technical debt on a project? As the debt builds up, everything looks good from the outside. However, when the crunch comes and that debt has to be repaid, a major reversal in fortune can occur. Technical debt refers to the costs of having to go bac... Business Transformation in Disguise https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54735/Business-Transformation-in-Disguise Wed, 03 Jul 2019 05:40:00 GMT Business Transformation in Disguise By Jess Tayel In the quest to uplift capabilities, better serve customers, improve the bottom line or acquire market share, organizations rely on a mix of projects and programs. Some projects are scored as critical and complex. Some organizations have a c... Tips for Project Success in a Functional Organization https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54733/Tips-for-Project-Success-in-a-Functional-Organization Wed, 03 Jul 2019 04:10:59 GMT There are fundamentally two types of organizations: functional and projectized. Of course, between those there are various combinations of functional and projectized in the form of matrix and hybrid. Every organization type has its own advantages and disadvantages, but from the project point of v... Leadership Lessons From The Soccer Field https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54658/Leadership-Lessons-From-The-Soccer-Field Thu, 27 Jun 2019 16:59:33 GMT by Dave Wakeman I’ve been doing some reading on leadership. I don’t know exactly what brought the topic to mind, but I think it’s a combination of coaching my 9-year-old son’s soccer team and seeing institutions struggle to get people to take responsibility for their actio... 5 Steps to Reverse a Project in Chaos https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54602/5-Steps-to-Reverse-a-Project-in-Chaos Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:50:00 GMT By Ramiro Rodrigues   Recently, an acquaintance pointed out to me that the projects environment is susceptible to chaos. In his view, all it takes is a lack of effective leadership. If leaders aren’t constantly focused on solving the problems that occur in an environment of resistan... 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...