Wed, 29 Jan 2020 01:46:42 GMT Random Thoughts https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/382341/Random-Thoughts Uniting the passion for writing and project management The Nice Project Manager https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59684/The-Nice-Project-Manager Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:57:38 GMT A lot has been written about leadership, emotional intelligence, empathy and a long list of traits related to a successful project delivery. Most likely, you have seen the image below several times on your LinkedIn feed. The message is clear: a leader is someone that pulls together a team and walks ... Celebrating 50 Years of PMI: Event for Volunteers and New Members https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58406/Celebrating-50-Years-of-PMI--Event-for-Volunteers-and-New-Members Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:51:54 GMT See below the article I wrote for December PMI Netherlands Chapter Newsletter issue, to be published in the coming days Project Managers strive to meet and exceed expectations of all stakeholders. Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the PMI, the 2019 PMI NL Volunteers & New Members event ... Subtle Influence https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58216/Subtle-Influence Mon, 02 Dec 2019 14:11:06 GMT The smallest actions can alter people’s behaviors in a predictable way without limiting their ability to make decisions. Want to spend less money on groceries? Pick a basket over a shopping cart. Trying to control how much you eat? Use a smaller plate. Project managers can take a similar appro... Everything is linked https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56719/Everything-is-linked Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:32:55 GMT Disclaimer: this blog entry does not have a direct relationship with Project Management but is intended to share some thoughts after finishing the lecture of Total Recall : My Unbelievably True Life Story, by Arnold Schwarzenegger. I highly recommend its lecture, specially to those that have in... Passing PSM I https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55775/Passing-PSM-I Fri, 23 Aug 2019 07:24:48 GMT Yesterday I cleared the PSM I (Professional Scrum Master I) exam, with a score of 96.3%; thus, I failed 3 out of the 80 questions. Passing the exam requires a minimum of 85%, or getting right at least 68 out of 80 questions. The list below randomly captures recommendations and observations a... Human Touch https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55594/Human-Touch Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:26:56 GMT Last week it was my birthday. It was a fantastic day surrounded by family and friends (and maybe even some fools, to complete the three Fs). I received countless messages via various channels; Facebook, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, phone calls and emails. Birthday wishes that came from Facebook and Link... Project Managers are (mostly) implementers https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52759/Project-Managers-are--mostly--implementers Fri, 29 Mar 2019 09:28:59 GMT I recently completed a survey to analyze my problem solving profile. This is based on a research-based instrument named Basadur which has been developed from fundamental theory and empirical data from a large sample of people working in a broad cross-section of organizations. In short, four ... 74-343. Journey to get certified in MS Project https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/47470/74-343--Journey-to-get-certified-in-MS-Project Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:38:57 GMT Almost two years ago I posted a thread in the Discussions community asking for advice towards achieving the Microsoft Certification in Managing Projects with Microsoft Project (https://www.projectmanagement.com/discussion-topic/46131/74-343-Test--Ms-Project---Tips-and-or-Recommendations-). Seve... Project staffing, not begging! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/42801/Project-staffing--not-begging- Thu, 31 May 2018 10:21:17 GMT One of the challenges typically faced by a project manager in a matrix organization arises during project staffing. A quest to allocate resources to the projects begins! Although a process should be in place to ensure a smooth and efficient project staffing, in several occasions there are external a... Amsterdam Metro Line Project https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/37725/Amsterdam-Metro-Line-Project Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:38:51 GMT The first blog I posted (https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-post/29357/Successful-projects----predicted-) dealt about whether a reliable model could be developed in order to predict project success. The motivation of this second blog is to share a few thoughts about a project that will be soon c...