Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:37:07 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. Standing Out as a Project Manager https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/38405/Standing-Out-as-a-Project-Manager Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:08:54 GMT by Dave Wakeman Not all project managers are created equal. The challenge for many of us is how to stand out in a marketplace where people are constantly talking about being a brand. Also, how do you stand out in culture where selling your importance to the project is often more important than... Award Winning Metrics For 2018 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/38155/Award-Winning-Metrics-For-2018- Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:31:42 GMT   Award-Winning Metrics For 2018   by Kevin Korterud What are the best metrics for determining if a project is about to experience schedule, budget or quality slippages? These metrics are best categorized as delivery volatility metrics.   Executives already know when a ... Project Leaders Are at the Forefront of Today's Operating Models https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/37743/Project-Leaders-Are-at-the-Forefront-of-Today-s-Operating-Models Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:28:12 GMT By Peter Tarhanidis, M.B.A, Ph.D. Many organizations are shifting their traditional operating models to include new innovative collaborations and social networks to sustain economic growth. These new operating models, however, challenge the future of leadership. Most operating models used toda... Influencing for Results https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/37466/-Influencing-for-Results Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:40:07 GMT by Conrado Morlan When I started working for a leading global logistics company, I had to wait about three months to get my first regional program assigned. The program, which is still in the works, includes the deployment of a new centralized billing system — including changes to proce... 3 Career Goals for 2018 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/36909/3-Career-Goals-for-2018 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 20:39:40 GMT by Jen Skrabak, PfMP, PMP Happy 2018! Make this year your best yet!  I know we’ve been hearing these phrases for several weeks now, but one thing still rings particularly true: There’s no denying the fresh-start effect of the new year.  And with another new year come... The Technical Project Manager https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/36971/The-Technical-Project-Manager Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:12:07 GMT by Christian Bisson, PMP   Several years ago, I decided to put my web developer hat behind me and become a project manager (and eventually product owner). At first I wasn’t sure if I would be up to the challenge given that most project managers have different backgrounds. But sev... Look Out! What's Ahead for Project Management in 2018 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/36933/Look-Out--What-s-Ahead-for-Project-Management-in-2018 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:40:27 GMT By Cyndee Miller It’s the fundamental quandary facing anyone looking to futureproof: How does one separate a serious business trend from a fleeting flight of fancy? Matters get even murkier considering it’s the nascent ideas living on the edges that intrigue the most — those... My 2018 Goals For All Project Managers https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/36706/My-2018-Goals-For-All-Project-Managers Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:05:12 GMT by Dave Wakeman I’m sure this time of year has a lot of you thinking about what your goals are for the year. I have a big one for all project managers to add to their list: Take the opportunity to be much more practical in your application of your project management principles. What d... Project Methodology: Help or Hindrance? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/36263/Project-Methodology--Help-or-Hindrance- Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:52:00 GMT ​By Ramiro Rodrigues I have heard arguments both for and against the effectiveness of corporations using standardized project management methodologies.   In general, a project management methodology should clarify which methods — steps, activities, gadgets and tools — c... Every Project Is a Change https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/35492/Every-Project-Is-a-Change Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:43:18 GMT by Ramiro Rodrigues Consider the following situation: You have worked a long time in your company and developed a certain level of expertise in their operations. You are familiar with the processes, tools and people. One day, a consultant, hired by the board, arrives at your desk and lets you ...