Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:53:19 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. Agile Evolves https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/32641/Agile-Evolves Thu, 07 Sep 2017 21:14:35 GMT by Cyndee Miller Agile is the punk rock of project management. After years of living on the fringe, it’s officially gone mainstream—much to the joy of some and the utter dismay of others. Like punk, it was built around a call to disrupt the status quo. When a group of software p... 3 Tips to Enhance Your Leadership IQ https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/32611/3-Tips-to-Enhance-Your-Leadership-IQ Thu, 07 Sep 2017 02:54:52 GMT By Peter Tarhanidis The boards I serve have common opportunities and challenges revolving around promoting a brand, balancing the operating budget and growing capital. Yet, while flawless leadership is expected, in actuality it is difficult to sustain. As I reflected on why many organizations ... 3 Tips for Becoming a Better Listener-and a Better Project Manager https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/32590/3-Tips-for-Becoming-a-Better-Listener-and-a-Better-Project-Manager Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:09:27 GMT by Dave Wakeman Project managers, first and foremast, are often considered as communicators. Early on, when I first received my Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification, I remember someone telling me that 90 percent of a project manager’s job was communicating. The th... Maximizing the Value of Agile https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/32360/Maximizing-the-Value-of-Agile Thu, 24 Aug 2017 23:16:18 GMT By Lynda Bourne Everyone wants to “go agile.” But far too many organizations seem to think agile is simply a different way of doing project work that will miraculously achieve major efficiencies.  For the approach to achieve its promise, the upper echelons of the organizat... A Scrum Master's Duty https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/32124/A-Scrum-Master-s-Duty Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:13:50 GMT by Christian Bisson, PMP A scrum master is an essential part of an agile team. However, it seems their role is often underestimated or misunderstood. In this article I’m hoping I can shed some light on the value they bring. How People See Them Here’s what I’ve heard over t... Avoid the Internal Project Trap https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/32123/Avoid-the-Internal-Project-Trap Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:49:06 GMT By Ramiro Rodrigues           In my last post, I shared tips for closing external projects. Now it’s time to tackle internal efforts. As part of this discussion, it’s worth remembering that PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Bo... Take Advantage of the Talent Gap https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/32011/Take-Advantage-of-the-Talent-Gap Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:41:08 GMT By Jen Skrabak, PMP, PfMP There’s great news for the profession: According to PMI’s latest Job Growth and Talent Gap report, there will be a need to fill 2.2 million jobs globally each year until 2027, growing to a total of 88 million project management jobs in all. Moreover, much of ... Project Success Buzzwords: Are These the Same? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/31862/Project-Success-Buzzwords--Are-These-the-Same- Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:34:06 GMT By Linda Agyapong, PMP I received a lot of interesting feedback on my last post, “What Defines Project Success,” which has necessitated a follow up. For those who missed the discussion, Aaron Shenhar et al. summarized it perfectly by saying there is no one-size-fits-all definition ... Understanding Expert Judgment https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/31805/Understanding-Expert-Judgment Mon, 31 Jul 2017 01:05:19 GMT By Lynda Bourne A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) uses the concept of “expert judgment” in most of its processes, but only has a relatively brief description of the concept. It describes expert judgment as “judgment based on expertise appropr... 3 Tips For Embracing New Ideas https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/31664/3-Tips-For-Embracing-New-Ideas Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:54:26 GMT by Dave Wakeman Back in the old days of command-and-control project management, ideas were mostly helpful at the front end of a project: during the planning phase. But as we’ve moved away from command and control into a world of specialization, ideas in projects and project manageme...