Looking at our opportunities for efficiencies is like considering our work as a machine and trying to lubricate it so it will go faster and run more smoothly. However, this view misses who is driving your work: you. In effect, we watch the work, but not the worker. It is you that drives the contributions you make on the project.
Control Freaks, Queen Bees and Workplace Saboteurs: Preventing, Managing and Eliminating your Project Nightmare
Research shows that more than 70% of workers have been impacted by disrespectful workplace behavior. Disrespect comes in many forms: rudeness, sabotage, gossip, bullying, harassment, ignoring, demeaning, controlling and the list goes on. Regardless of the type, bad behavior poisons the work environment. Its impact is enormous: disengagement; loss of creativity and productivity; and sick leave, benefit and turnover costs. It not only creates dysfunctional workplaces, it can impact your project, clients, reputation and bottom line. Fortunately, there are many proactive, preventative measures that you can take to manage disrespect. With many tools and an action plan, everyone in your workplace can create an effective strategy to prevent, manage and eliminate your workplace nightmare.
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The Secrets to Business Transformation Success In the world of business transformation, there is usually a lot of enthusiasm surrounding the start of the transformation among the team. But it qu ...
Our organization is slowly planning to move to Agile practices. There is a full-fledged Product Management Team which acts as Product Owner for specific Features. We need to create a defined Agile T ...
We have all come across Computer Systems in our workplace that have been collecting cobwebs since time immemorial. Management comes and goes , but that squeaky wheel in the corner continues to turn ...
In the 1972 Olympics Men’s Basketball final, the team from the U.S.S.R. was awarded the victory by the officials, even though they did not legitimately win the ball game. With three seconds left ...
It seems 20% of the people on this forum (and in the wider PM community) deliver 80% of its content. More like 5% people producing 95% content. In that case, how do we know that our views and expertis ...
Dears, I got a question for Micro master " What is the best project methodology?" and there was some 3 choices ( TPM(traditional project management, APM Agile Project management , Critical chain ...
In long term projects, you may feel the problems of impatience and over commitment. Sometimes you feel like you aren't making any progress, and you want to quit. Do you think breaking down a long ter ...
(Click to download MP3...) Work is changing from industrial, routine work to knowledge-oriented work that requires more of an ongoing collaborative endeavor to manage change, complexity, and uncert ...
After going through PMBOK 6th Edition, I am very impressed with the 'reality' factor it adds. It makes more sense and is friendly to ready and digest. Have you reviewed the book, what is your take ...
When it comes to scheduling, you cannot do advanced tasks before covering the basics. Most people want to do PERT analyses and critical path sensitivities, Monte Carlo simulations and applications of earned value techniques. Those tools can be helpful in providing guidance for better decision making, but a lot of ground must be covered first.
Failure mode and effect analysis is one of the first structured techniques of failure analysis. Here we look at general information about FMEA and a closer look at Design FMEA—with defined steps, useful questions and tips, as well as pitfalls to avoid.
This article shares a real-time learning experience in agile software development methodology during project execution. The author offers insights into project challenges, lessons learned and success realized, referencing the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and agile principles.
Clear, concise communication is key to the success of any project, but when you're trying to share and explain complex, data-rich information it becomes a greater challenge to run efficient meetings that don't confuse or frustrate participants. Here are three tips to help.
Like their software counterparts, IT infrastructure projects are more efficient, secure and reliable when accompanied by robust processes such as parametric estimation, which offers advantages of cost and agility over traditional bottom-up approaches.
New perspectives on change management have significant implications for project managers. Identifying, understanding and aligning with them is the best way to meet stakeholder needs and enable project results delivery. Here are seven change management trends that will affect how project managers lead their projects.
Every company is different and complex in its own way. Each organizational detail needs to be taken into consideration in order to build a PMO that meets the company where it is now—and also allows the processes and project management structure to grow and evolve with the company. Here are some things this practitioner found helpful in building a strong and evolving PMO…
Dude, Where's My Control?! Transitioning from a Project Manager to a Scrum Master (Japanese Translation)by
Particularly if you wish to connect innovation objectives with sustainability ambitions, this webinar explains the core concepts behind sustainability and where they fit in. Make a connection between your sustainability and innovation goals using the Innovation Management Maturity Model. Key findings and conclusion. Last round of Q&A sessions for the series.
As project managers, our job is to produce successful projects. But, when we go past our deliverables, we still have a choice: we can deliver forgettable projects, or we can choose to create successful projects that people remember for years.
This webinar will introduce a toolkit designed for project managers to become involved in the critical need of preparing students for the future.
In the context of benefits management a comment was recently made that a benefit map was the most valuable tool, but is often misunderstood and/or misused. Benefits maps can be the most valuable tool in the benefits management toolkit which can provide a huge amount of value - if done correctly.
In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores the reality of politics in our projects: where it comes from, what it means and how it is often perceived. More importantly, he reframes politics as a necessary—and even useful—driver in the project management process. Rather than seeing politics as unwelcome interference, there is an opportunity to view politics as a fundamental way of exercising influence, managing expectations and engaging in action. Finally, he provides guidance, structure and a thinking framework in order to engage with, manage and influence the political processes orbiting and shaping your projects. We all engage in politics. This presentation is an essential guide to reframing how we think about and perceive politics, and what effective political behavior actually looks like. Make sure to join us.
Military Veterans are formally trained and constantly assessed on their ability to form, lead, and coach high-performing teams to deliver successful temporary endeavors and their unique goods, services, results, and capabilities. That’s right! This means they're project managers, most of them just don't know it!
Supplier Integration is an important tool and process for any firm that is looking to optimize the financial performance of their projects. We should not engage all suppliers the same way since they all have various core competencies that are more or less valuable to us.