Sun, 09 May 2021 04:46:07 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. Let Team Preferences Guide Knowledge Sharing Practices https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/69060/Let-Team-Preferences-Guide-Knowledge-Sharing-Practices- Sun, 02 May 2021 06:54:34 GMT   By Yasmina Khelifi, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA In my last post, I wrote about the benefits of sharing knowledge. Now it’s time to talk about how you’ll document and maintain that information. And this is where project leaders should turn to their teams for ideas. A few ye... Earth Day: Urgency Meets Action with Projects to Heal the Planet https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/69009/Earth-Day--Urgency-Meets-Action-with-Projects-to-Heal-the-Planet Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:50:41 GMT By Cyndee Miller It’s Earth Day and this year’s event comes with an even greater level of urgency—and action. Two-thirds of people say climate change is a “global emergency,” per a survey by United Nations. And some high-profile government and business leaders are st... 4 Essentials for Leading Remote and Hybrid Teams https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/68989/4-Essentials-for-Leading-Remote-and-Hybrid-Teams Tue, 20 Apr 2021 08:01:05 GMT By Emily Luijbregts During my presentation at this year’s PMXPO, I received a lot of questions about the skills needed to adapt to and excel in leading virtual teams. It seems to be something that a lot of project managers are struggling with at the moment, but it’s something that can... What Does It Take to Build a Successful Project Team? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/68902/What-Does-It-Take-to-Build-a-Successful-Project-Team- Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:32:39 GMT By Lynda Bourne I was recently involved in a discussion about why some projects fail and others succeed, even when they’re completed in similar circumstances. The most common determinant of project outcomes—both positive and negative—boiled down to the way the people deliver... 3 Backlog Pitfalls to Avoid https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/68889/3-Backlog-Pitfalls-to-Avoid Tue, 13 Apr 2021 00:26:04 GMT By Christian Bisson A key artifact for any successful team is a healthy backlog: a list of what’s needed to bring value to the project—written in a way the team can understand and ordered so the team is always focused on what brings the most value. Yet between all the user stories,... Are You Doing Enough to Encourage Knowledge Sharing? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/68812/Are-You-Doing-Enough-to-Encourage-Knowledge-Sharing- Fri, 02 Apr 2021 16:20:22 GMT By Yasmina Khelifi, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA Sharing knowledge has so many benefits: It’s at the heart of business continuity. It boosts team morale. It creates a culture of continued learning. It connects remote employees to crucial information. It encourages the flow of ideas and can even ch... Wanted: Innovators (And It's Okay If They Fail Sometimes) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/68741/Wanted--Innovators--And-It-s-Okay-If-They-Fail-Sometimes- Sun, 28 Mar 2021 21:34:44 GMT By Cyndee Miller No one could have possibly made it through this pandemic unchanged—as a person or as a professional. Existing skills have been put to the test and new ones were developed along the way. Sometimes it was something relatively simple like mastering the mute button. Other times... 2021 Jobs Outlook: Chaos, Risk-and Opportunity https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/68657/2021-Jobs-Outlook--Chaos--Risk-and-Opportunity Mon, 22 Mar 2021 20:30:52 GMT By Cyndee Miller We’ve been mired in the COVID muck for more than a year now. The toll on our physical and mental health can’t be understated, but we’ve also seen how it’s fundamentally altered the world of work. And even as more vaccine shots make their way into more arms... 3 Lessons In Leadership https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/68587/3-Lessons-In-Leadership- Tue, 16 Mar 2021 01:54:59 GMT by Dave Wakeman I recently had a chance to chat with Mark Herschberg, author of a great new book, The Career Toolkit. Mark was an interesting person to talk with at this point because his book lays out a few essential skills and ideas that will help us navigate the rest of the pandemic, but also ... Making Decisions Means Taking Risks https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/68584/Making-Decisions-Means-Taking-Risks Mon, 15 Mar 2021 21:44:09 GMT By Lynda Bourne Every decision involves making a choice between alternatives, with the project leader picking from a number of options. This selection is influenced by information (albeit sometimes insufficient) and preferences rooted in values and ethics. In these circumstances, the modern trend...