Thu, 23 May 2019 12:43:12 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. 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... Project Planning Using Canvas https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/33698/Project-Planning-Using-Canvas Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:05:37 GMT by Ramiro Rodrigues Project managers: Are you sometimes looking to make plans faster but without being superficial and therefore riskier to the project? Developed in the 1980s, design thinking is a structured mental model that seeks the identification of innovative solutions to complex problem... What Do the Great Thinkers Say About Change Management? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52970/What-Do-the-Great-Thinkers-Say-About-Change-Management- Wed, 03 Apr 2019 17:59:12 GMT “There is nothing permanent except change.” So goes the popular quote from the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. What do you think about the paradoxical nature of this statement? Change may be a constant, but our reaction to it shouldn’t be—that’s according to Michael... Combat Pushback-and Protect Your Portfolio https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52765/Combat-Pushback-and-Protect-Your-Portfolio Fri, 29 Mar 2019 15:03:47 GMT By Wanda Curlee Portfolio management is slowly being adopted by corporations. Or is it? I am speaking from my perspective, which admittedly is narrow, but I wonder if company leadership has what it takes. I have worked at different organizations—from retail and legal to medical and gover... Free Your Team With Liberating Structures https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52404/Free-Your-Team-With-Liberating-Structures- Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:39:09 GMT By Christian Bisson, PMP I recently had the privilege to participate in the 9th Montreal agile coach gathering. Along with meeting great people and having a chance to exchange ideas with them, I had the opportunity to learn about “liberating structures”, a concept developed by Henri L...