Sun, 15 Sep 2019 22:00:25 GMT Design Thinking & Project Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/333991/Design-Thinking---Project-Management Design Thinking has emerged as a practical methodology for driving innovative outcomes. This blog aims to explore the intersection between Design Thinking and Project Management and to start a conversation on leveraging Design Thinking for contribution to the Project Management practice. Insights from the 2019 CEO Outlook https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55327/Insights-from-the-2019-CEO-Outlook Sat, 03 Aug 2019 13:36:34 GMT KPMG released their U.S. CEO Outlook 2019 report with survey results from 400 U.S. CEOs. Key Findings from the survey provided some very relevant insights for Project Leaders who want to grow in their careers and remain on the forefront of technical, cultural, and economic change. I decided to ... 9 Tips for Managing Creative Teams https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55212/9-Tips-for-Managing-Creative-Teams Sat, 27 Jul 2019 11:58:17 GMT Project Managers need to balance process rigor and process with allowing teams the time and space to do their best work. Here are nine (9) tips and lessons learned for managing creative teams. 1) Shield your team from as much administrative work as possible. Keep your team focused on th... Top PM Conferences https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55005/Top-PM-Conferences- Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:11:18 GMT Over the past two years I have been assembling a list of the top Project Management conferences that project leaders should consider to grow their careers and knowledge. This is not the ultimate list, but it will provide you with plenty of new ideas. Plan ahead and save the dates! August Ag... What Goes on in the Mind of a Project Manager? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54865/What-Goes-on-in-the-Mind-of-a-Project-Manager-- Fri, 12 Jul 2019 01:29:04 GMT Have you ever stopped to think about the common characteristics you have with other Project Managers? In order to explain these to an audience of non-project managers, I generated a user persona to explain the goals, motivations, mindsets, and pain points of Project Managers. The person... What do Project Managers do all day?? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54752/What-do-Project-Managers-do-all-day-- Wed, 03 Jul 2019 19:46:20 GMT < Right click and open image in new tab to read the text more clearly. > Have you ever been asked by a colleague "What do you Project Managers do all day?" I have.  I recently presented to an audience of non-project managers and generated a histogram chart to explain ... Big Bang Delivery is Dead https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54439/Big-Bang-Delivery-is-Dead Wed, 12 Jun 2019 10:39:35 GMT ASSERTION: The era of the big bang transformation and delivery is dead. Rapid, hybrid solution delivery is ascendant and necessary. - Do you agree or disagree?   Given the rapid pace of technology and business disruption, most organizations are investing heavily just to keep up wi... Does a Specific Mind-set Drive Passion for our Work? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54420/Does-a-Specific-Mind-set-Drive-Passion-for-our-Work- Tue, 11 Jun 2019 10:46:30 GMT I am reflecting on my experiences attending multiple PM conferences over the last couple of months. My aim is to identify and share emergent themes that are bubbling up across the project management profession. Moritz Sprenger's "Voices in Project Management" retrospective&nbsp... Reflections on PM Congress 2019 (TU Delft) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53396/Reflections-on-PM-Congress-2019--TU-Delft- Sun, 28 Apr 2019 12:41:58 GMT The PM Congress 2019 ran April 11-12 on the campus of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in Netherlands. The conference had the provocative tag line "Adapt or Die", but its theme was the more-grounded "Research Meets Practice". There was good mix of academics, practiti... Design Thinking Introduction for Project Leaders https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/51598/Design-Thinking-Introduction-for-Project-Leaders Wed, 13 Feb 2019 23:10:07 GMT The pace of change and disruption in the business environment demands that we, as Project Leaders, grow and acquire new skills. To be successful, we need to look past the rigor and discipline of managing projects and embrace agility and collaboration, thinking about customers first, with innovation&... Comparison of PM Approaches - Help Needed https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/50225/Comparison-of-PM-Approaches---Help-Needed Mon, 31 Dec 2018 21:53:10 GMT Fellow Project Leaders - I need help validating the information in the chart above comparing management of communications, quality, and risks across PMBOK, PRINCE2, Agile and Lean approaches.  I plan to use this summary as a starting point to show areas where incorporating des...