Fri, 28 Feb 2020 16:08:02 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. Project Management Tools and Software: Are They Necessary? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/62504/Project-Management-Tools-and-Software--Are-They-Necessary- Thu, 27 Feb 2020 07:14:14 GMT By Mario Trentim There's an old saying: "A fool with a tool is still a fool.” And I’ve heard many project management professionals say that best practices and good methodology are more important than project management tools and software. Do you agree? By the end of this a... Predicting the Future in Project Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/62494/Predicting-the-Future-in-Project-Management- Wed, 26 Feb 2020 17:14:48 GMT By Ramiro Rodrigues   In the 2009 film Knowing, a boy finds a time capsule filled with documents from decades ago. His father, an astrophysics professor, then discovers that the messages list some recent and impending major disasters, and even predict a global calamity in the near future.... Project Management Lessons From Soccer Teams https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/62161/Project-Management-Lessons-From-Soccer-Teams- Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:35:06 GMT By Dave Wakeman I’m heading to London in a few weeks and while I’m there, I’m going to catch a bunch of Premier League matches. My team, Tottenham Hotspur, has had an up-and-down season—changing coaches in November, and then getting a new manager, José Mourinho.&nbs... Plan for the Velocity of Change to Keep Increasing! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/61673/Plan-for-the-Velocity-of-Change-to-Keep-Increasing- Thu, 13 Feb 2020 21:31:22 GMT By Peter Tarhanidis, Ph.D., M.B.A. Today, developments in emerging technology, business processes and digital experiences are accelerating larger transformation initiatives. Moore’s Law means that we have access to exponentially better computing capabilities. Growth is further fueled by tec... A Lesson About Communication in Times of Chaos https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/60413/A-Lesson-About-Communication-in-Times-of-Chaos Sat, 08 Feb 2020 01:34:11 GMT By Conrado Morlan Project management practitioners know the importance of communication during the project execution, hand-off and operations stages. For each of these, the communication plan should cover all the different forms of communication and the target stakeholders. The frequency o... Innovation and Design Thinking, Part One https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59877/Innovation-and-Design-Thinking--Part-One Mon, 27 Jan 2020 20:51:06 GMT By Lynda Bourne Everyone is talking about innovation! But to innovate requires two things. The first is an innovative idea, and the second is a process to turn that idea into something valuable. In this post, I will look at what’s needed to create innovative ideas; my next post will loo... The Misunderstood Scrum Master https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59694/The-Misunderstood-Scrum-Master Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:57:22 GMT By Christian Bisson Inspired by The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master (a great read if you haven’t done so already), I want to focus this article on a few of the “misunderstood” stances of the scrum master. Recently, I asked colleagues to share what they think a scrum master does, ... What Does the Future Hold for Project Leaders? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59582/What-Does-the-Future-Hold-for-Project-Leaders- Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:28:18 GMT By Wanda Curlee Some believe that project management needs a complete overhaul. Whether you agree or not, there’s no doubt that technology is driving radical change. As I have mentioned in different blogs and presentations, I believe that artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Thi... Why Agile Is a Humane Way to Work https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59439/Why-Agile-Is-a-Humane-Way-to-Work Wed, 15 Jan 2020 04:05:17 GMT Years ago, when I first heard of agile making waves, I was curious enough to pay for a class out of my own pocket to learn more.  By the end of the two-day session, I knew I wanted to be associated with agile. It wasn’t just its merits that convinced me—it was the basic philosoph... What Makes for a Good PMO Lead? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59037/What-Makes-for-a-Good-PMO-Lead- Sat, 04 Jan 2020 15:42:23 GMT   By Kevin Korterud   The definition of a successful PMO has changed over time. Today, a highly complex delivery ecosystem is the norm in most organizations. So PMOs that serve primarily as a “back office” function, providing only operational support services, are not ...