In keeping with February's theme on Program Management, Bruce Harpham interviewed me for an article "What They Don't Tell You About Becoming a Program Manager".
It's worth a read for PMs interested in growing into Program Managers.
Recently I was asked to present 30-45 minutes on the topic of "project management tips" to an IT operational department within my organization. Most of the analysts in this department already practice some level of project management, but are not well-versed in the traditional PMP methods.
After reaching out to the community on PM.com for guidance, I received many excellent responses from colleagues. See the full thread at:
After reviewing the guidance and feedback, I thought about starting the presentation with basic PM concepts: What is a project, Project work versus Operational work, What is a program, Introduction to PM process groups, etc. But given the time constraints, I decided to dive in and start with my "tips and lessons learned", and to allow more time for Q&A from the group.
The final presentation can be found on SlideShare "PM Tips & Lessons Learned".
Here is a summary of my presentation to the operational department:
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to share my project management skills with the operational department. Feel free to let me know if there are other tips that I should be sharing the next time I repeat this presentation.