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.
Voices on Project Management
By Cyndee Miller It’s time to hit the rewind button on 2017 and look back on the year that was in project management. And dang, it was a big year — full of ambitious projects that pa ...
This may seem a bit off topic for this forum, but, if you use Twitter there are a lot of project mangers there. Every Wednesday and Friday there is a Twitter chat called #PMChat (project manager c ...
PMBOK Guide 6ed added "Escalate" strategy with the existing 4 strategies; "Avoid", "Transfer", "Mitigate" and "Accept", to deal with threats. These 4 strategies can be grouped into following 2 cate ...
I'm humbled to receive a 2017 Editor's Choice Award from the PM World Journal for my article on Diversity Intelligence. 2017 PMWJ Editor's Choice Award - Pelletier by Paul Pelletier ...
The design problem posed by technological advances is enormous. The ever developing and the introduction of new technology would always prompt us to add more functionality to the product. The same tec ...
A 2005 Columbia Business School study revealed that gamification actually increased the generation of ideas. Gamification already exists on this website such as badges for example, but should we go ev ...
Perhaps something you could have done a lot better? Maybe it was a knowledge area that you neglected? Maybe it was a stakeholder or team member that you just didn't like and so you treated them differ ...
In this interview Devin Hedge and I dig into some of the research he has been doing around the impact of Digital Transformation, how it impacts consumers and the role that things like Agile and Design ...
Probably the best gift you can give the Project Manager in your life ... How many project managers does it take to change a light bulb? A better question to ask is perhaps ‘how many pr ...
Brainstorming is a recognized idea-generating tool and it certainly has a home in project management. The more ideas you generate, the greater your chances are of coming up with good ideas. Follow these guidelines for a productive brainstorming session.
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.
By giving focus to the personal value that individuals bring to the business, organizations show that the people are as important as their work. This value-based culture improves productivity, morale and commitment, but it doesn't get built on slogans.
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.
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.
Project managers are called upon to make decisions. Wouldn’t it be great to improve your thought and decision making processes to better resolve and address predicaments and challenges or to promote opportunities that bring about productive changes and solutions? Join this webinar to learn about the seven cognitive skills and effective skills that all PMs need to be effective, productive and decisive.