Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:44:19 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. Bring on the Praise https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34255/-Bring-on-the-Praise Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:38:00 GMT By Cyndee Miller People like praise — and it’s not just millennials (despite what you read lately). For leaders, the point of providing positive feedback isn’t to make everyone feel warm and fuzzy. It’s to build the wildly brilliant team you need to get the job done. &nbsp... Credit Where Credit Is Due https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34204/Credit-Where-Credit-Is-Due Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:14:19 GMT By Cyndee Miller It’s the not-so-secret secret: Project management doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. So it’s nice to see the best of the best get their due with the PMO of the Year award. They not only get the rock star treatment — they take that acknowledgment ba... The Unsung Hero of a Mega Transformation https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34180/The-Unsung-Hero-of-a-Mega-Transformation Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:37:54 GMT by Cyndee Miller   The “T” word is getting thrown around a lot. So I might have been skeptical walking into Anthony Gayter’s symposium keynote on a “real-world transformation.” Once he started laying out the details, it was clear this was the real deal... Victory Is Fleeting https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34135/Victory-Is-Fleeting Wed, 08 Nov 2017 20:31:54 GMT By Cyndee Miller Buckle up: The new world of transient advantage is upon us, according to symposium keynoter Rita McGrath, PhD. The days when a company could sit back on the glory of a competitive edge they’d diligently honed? Done. “If the world around you is changing quickly, you... Change Is Cool https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34122/Change-Is-Cool Wed, 08 Nov 2017 05:14:41 GMT By Cyndee Miller Who’s a cool kid? If organizations really want their tech transformations to take hold, the answer should be everyone. That’s especially true in an era of digital disruption. Whether the source of change is a new cybersecurity threat or opportunities arising fro... PMOs Are a Beacon of Agility? Prove It https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34100/PMOs-Are-a-Beacon-of-Agility--Prove-It- Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:48:49 GMT Monday's executive panel at the PMO Symposium in Houston, Texas, USA. From left: moderator Ed Hoffman, Mario Arlt, Anne Sparrenberger and Gordon Gaenzle. By Cyndee Miller It’s the great divide. More than 90 percent of executives get it: Organizational agility is table stakes for... The Importance of Iteration https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34043/The-Importance-of-Iteration Sat, 04 Nov 2017 17:29:21 GMT by Christian Bisson, PMP We’ve all encountered them on a project or two: stakeholders that want everything right away. The result of this rush is often lots of money invested, a tight schedule, negative impact on the quality and frustrated people. But, carefully planned iterations of a p... 3 Metrics For Project Manager Performance https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34032/3-Metrics-For-Project-Manager-Performance Fri, 03 Nov 2017 21:05:38 GMT I’m frequently asked for insights on performance measurement criteria for project managers. This comes as a bit of a surprise given how professional certification programs, such as PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification, have brought more consistency to project ma... Don't Put Projects on Autopilot - No Matter How Busy You Are https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/33983/Don-t-Put-Projects-on-Autopilot---No-Matter-How-Busy-You-Are Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:17:23 GMT By Cyndee Miller There are a slew of training courses, business books, and, yes, even blog posts about situational awareness. It’s a fairly straightforward theory: Pay attention to what’s going on around you. Mercedes Ramirez-Johnson added a new depth to the topic in her closin... So, You Fancy Yourself a Mind Reader? You're Wrong. https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/33904/So--You-Fancy-Yourself-a-Mind-Reader--You-re-Wrong- Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:08:51 GMT By Cyndee Miller It’s probably the bracelets and the boots. But I long harbored a desire to be Wonder Woman. I had big plans for using her Lasso of Truth on my sister.   But conference keynoter Nicholas Epley came in with a reality check for me: “Of all the superpowers, rea...