Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:43:20 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. Do You Understand the Critical Path Method? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/46617/Do-You-Understand-the-Critical-Path-Method- Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:42:37 GMT By Ramiro Rodrigues   The term path is used for a sequence of activities that are serially related to each other.   Imagine, for example, that your colleagues have decided to organize a barbecue. After dividing up the work, you are responsible for hiring the catering services. ... Find Purpose to Unlock Exceptional Performance https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/46363/Find-Purpose-to-Unlock-Exceptional-Performance Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:53:42 GMT Find Purpose to Unlock Exceptional Performance By Peter Tarhanidis, MBA, PhD There are three common maturity levels in developing project management leadership: In the first level, the project leader becomes familiar with PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledg... What is project success? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/46257/What-is-project-success- Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:27:41 GMT by Christian Bisson, PMP   Project success is typically defined as being completed within budget, schedule, and scope, and that has been imprinted so much in project managers’ mind that it blinds them to other important aspects that defines a project’s success. Client Satis... Predicting Performance: There Must Be a Better Way https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/46049/Predicting-Performance--There-Must-Be-a-Better-Way Sat, 08 Sep 2018 23:37:38 GMT By Lynda Bourne Accurately predicting project outcomes has always been difficult. The standard tools in use today for doing so don’t offer much help. These tools work on the assumption that the planned duration or cost of future work is the best option to use for calculating completion outc... Driving Diversity of Perspective https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/45612/Driving-Diversity-of-Perspective Thu, 23 Aug 2018 17:47:49 GMT by Dave Wakeman  It’s easy to assume that the people we work with have the same viewpoint as we do about the projects we’re working on and the jobs we’re doing.  That’s often not the case. In every instance, people are going to see the project differently ... The Advantages of the Hybrid Project Manager https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/45529/The-Advantages-of-the-Hybrid-Project-Manager Tue, 21 Aug 2018 20:06:01 GMT By Conrado Morlan “Hybrid” is commonly used in biology to designate the offspring of two plants or animals of different species or varieties. For example, a mule is the hybrid of a donkey and a horse. But the word has also been adopted in different contexts. Perhaps when you he... The Worst Project Manager I Ever Worked For Was Me https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/45198/The-Worst-Project-Manager-I-Ever-Worked-For-Was-Me- Fri, 10 Aug 2018 22:43:58 GMT   by Kevin Korterud   I always enjoy hearing about the early careers of the project managers I meet. In almost every conversation, the subject turns to when they were team members being led by a highly capable senior project manager who provided guidance in starting up, executing ... The Next-Gen PMO https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/44891/The-Next-Gen-PMO Thu, 02 Aug 2018 22:45:02 GMT by Jen Skrabak, PfMP, PMP Project management offices (PMOs) have gained wide acceptance thanks to their ability to ensure the success of projects and programs. More than 80 percent of organizations have PMOs. But, there is still some confusion with PMOs, as the “P” in PMO can refer... Knowledge Is Creative https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/44766/Knowledge-Is-Creative Mon, 30 Jul 2018 23:05:51 GMT by Lynda Bourne In my last post, Information Is Subjective, I outlined the way data is gathered and transformed into information by the subjective application of personal knowledge. Now, let’s look at how knowledge is created and shared (the gold connections in the diagram above). Pe... Project Management Is a People Business https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/44458/Project-Management-Is-a-People-Business- Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:18:17 GMT by Dave Wakeman I try to start each post with some sort of hypothesis. In some cases, the hypothesis is clear to me, and, hopefully, you. Other times, however, the hypothesis doesn’t become clear until I’m done writing.  This month, I’m on the side of a clear hypothesis ...