Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:17:11 GMT Project Managers Without Borders https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/333419/Project-Managers-Without-Borders This blog provides project management content and tools for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Our objective is to inspire project managers to volunteer and make a positive difference in the world through project management. How to be a more effective volunteer https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54048/How-to-be-a-more-effective-volunteer Fri, 24 May 2019 13:10:53 GMT In this busy and ever-changing world, volunteering requires resource management. Effectiveness doesn’t come easily, but it is something worthy of investment if you are looking to improve your reach. Before we dive in, please check out other great related PMWB articles such as: Managing V... Why Water? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/51575/Why-Water- Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:13:14 GMT   Project Managers Without Borders (PMWB) is dedicated to educating project management professionals on practices for leveraging their skills and experiences as volunteers with non-profit and non-governmental organizations. With a focus on development projects initiated to improve the commun... The Art of Asking Questions https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/50943/The-Art-of-Asking-Questions Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:46:47 GMT As project managers, our role is to get work done through other people. This means we not only need the right people on the team, but we need the humility to admit that there are many people who know much more than we do. “When I started out as a project manager, I would listen intently to the... Lending Your Expertise When You Have Limited Time https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/49068/Lending-Your-Expertise-When-You-Have-Limited-Time Tue, 27 Nov 2018 15:23:41 GMT “Everyone is interested in making the world a better place and we are interested in doing that through project management.” Deanna Landers, Founder Project Managers Without Borders Have you ever considered volunteering for a non-profit, but were afraid that you will be una... Millennials: Your Best Resources for Project Management in the World of NGOs https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/36111/Millennials--Your-Best-Resources-for-Project-Management-in-the-World-of-NGOs Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:20:33 GMT Unless you have been living in a different galaxy for the past decade, you have probably heard of Millennials and how they are conquering the workplace. However, who are these individuals with a cool sounding name, what are the traits that define them and, more important for us, how can they impact ... The Opportunity in Ambiguity https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/33828/The-Opportunity-in-Ambiguity Sat, 28 Oct 2017 19:37:02 GMT By Deanna Landers Most of us are pretty uncomfortable with uncertainty. Of course we are, we’re in project management. We like neat and tidy plans. We like the process to be defined, whether it’s waterfall, agile, a hybrid of the two, or something else. We want everything to... Increase NGO Value Through Project Closure https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/27624/Increase-NGO-Value-Through-Project-Closure Thu, 09 Mar 2017 02:18:25 GMT Lessons learned and project closure reports are important organizational process assets that a project manager may find missing upon starting work with a new non-governmental organization (NGO) or non-profit organization (NPO). This historical information is useful for many activities such as on-boa... When the Only Constant is Change: Managing Projects in a World of Changing Stakeholders https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/27034/When-the-Only-Constant-is-Change--Managing-Projects-in-a-World-of-Changing-Stakeholders Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:09:28 GMT The saying goes that two things in life are certain: death and taxes. However, experience confirms that a third element can be added to this list: change. Change is now the new normal and in the context of not-for-profit projects, this reality is more visible than ever. Numerous articles have bee... Accra Flooding Initiative: A Real-Life Example of PMWB at Work https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/26500/Accra-Flooding-Initiative--A-Real-Life-Example-of-PMWB-at-Work Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:26:04 GMT Project managers work to connect problem-solvers with problems. So, it may seem natural to find certified Project Management Professional Kris Troukens learning about a problem and contacting Project Managers Without Borders (PMWB) to help solve it.   Kris Troukens has been involved with Proj... Building Volunteer Management Practice in Your NGO https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/24256/Building-Volunteer-Management-Practice-in-Your-NGO Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:09:12 GMT You’ve recognized that your non-profit organization (NPO) or non-governmental organization (NGO) needs volunteers to help transform your ideas to outcomes. The organization’s program may require the volunteers to co-locate to work on a complex project or to collaborate in a vir...