Quality management is generally thought of as an objective, measurement-based discipline—but it shouldn’t only be that. Don’t just rely on signed-off designs and positive test results when measuring quality. You have to include the people side of things, too.
Imagine yourself working in a multicultural team, with people spread around the world… is this just a possibility? Or a real thing that you are dealing with (or, you can see you are going to deal with this soon)? Let’s see how important is to consider diversity and national aspects of culture within our projects.
Voices on Project Management
By David Wakeman I’ve got a hypothesis I want to drop on you: Being a project manager is a lot like being a juggler. Many of you may be scratching your heads, asking the question: &l ...
Over the last couple of months, I have had the pleasure of offering two webinars exploring the use of character strengths as project managers. In the first webinar, we focused on and developing your o ...
The primary information systems that allow PMs to make, well, informed decisions are predicated on two methodologies: Earned Value for cost and Critical Path for schedule (anyone expecting me to inclu ...
Communicate, communicate, communicate. Communication is one of the most important things you will ever do. You need to communicate to the administration people, staff people, your team, your peers and ...
I’m trying to schedule my PMP exam through the only available testing center in my country (Jordan), but I can’t find any available appointment in the upcoming months. What shall I do? I need your ...
아래 리스트에서 원하는 기사의 링크를 클릭하시고, 해당 화면의 스크롤을 내리시면 한글 번역본 (Korean Translation)을 확인하실 수 있습니다. 기사를 열람한 활동은 Read 카테고리로 PDU 획득이 가능하며, 등록은 ccrs.pmi.org에서 직접 진행하셔야 합니다. 1. Peer Support for New PMs ...
Think of this question as a poll, with room for discussion. Do you think the work produced using Scrum is iterative or incremental? Scrum consists of what we call iterations, but if you're not r ...
What are career options for to experienced project managers looking to move up? Let's forgo the obvious answers of PM II, PM III, and Project Director. If a project manager wants to utilize their expe ...
If you are contemplating becoming a professional analyst and want to stand out and enhance the productivity of your business, this list shares important corporate analyst strengths (ones that apply to project managers as well!).
In the context of project management, how can emotional intelligence be structured based on our fundamental pillars? And how can we integrate the concepts in the existing framework that we have?
Project managers live and die by the performance of projects against their schedule, yet many of them don’t know how to measure that performance. To truly understand what’s going on with their projects, it’s important for new PMs to avoid falling into the “percent complete” trap in the first place.
Does coming from a technical background—or making the effort to learn technical concepts—help you while managing and delivering projects? (Spoiler alert: Yes! Find out why...)
How often do people go off for a few a days to a training event and then return to work, struggle to apply what they have learned, eventually forgetting it in a matter of months? The author explains why his experience supports a blended-learning approach mixing standard training, custom training, e-learning, coaching, and communities of practice to produce the best results.
PMI’s latest publication, The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs and Projects, has a wealth of great information about effective risk management and contains recommendations for iterative, incremental and adaptive environments that fit agile projects well.
Most project managers have a basic idea of what Scrum Masters do, but to make the transition into this role, you need a deeper understanding of what capabilities and approaches are needed to succeed, and how you can adapt or expand your own skillset.
Many agile teams craft their sprint goals in a bottoms-up fashion, using stories and tasks as their building blocks. But the mission of a sprint should be created from the top down, starting with what a successful iteration will look like. Here are four steps to create better sprint goals and a Sprint Goal Worksheet.
This webinar explores what quality management in a project management context might look like, and how we could go about managing it effectively.
Have you ever been faced with a complex, multi-dimensional project and pressure from multiple stakeholders? Is this the normal course of business in your organization? If so, this webinar is for you.
The Agile Enterprise is a new type of organization. A collaboration-based environment where some of the ‘command and control’ roles are not only obsolete but also can be a roadblock for the Agile transformation. The natural fear of change combined with protecting privileges or the job itself resulted in labelling as ‘Agile’ roles that are not only not defined in any Agile framework but are also the core components of the “waterfall” approach.
Are you facing increased competition, shortened product life cycles, and rapidly changing customer needs and interests? Welcome to the new reality. In order for teams and organizations to succeed within this new reality, it requires that their leaders and employees become more agile. But, agility is not something organizations can incentivize for coerce. Agility must be unleashed and empowered. This is easier said than done.
Please join this webinar only if you listened to part 1 (https://www.projectmanagement.com/videos/537978/Mastering-the-Art-of-Having-Difficult-Conversations---Part-1) as we will continue our conversation on how to structure a difficult conversation through communication, environment, relationships and then make a framework to launch a productive conversation that leads to action.
An Understanding of How to Maximize Organizational Culture with Project Management AURA – Model for High Performance
In this webinar, you will learn how to maximize supportive culture with Project Management-AURA Model to create a strong competitive edge in the market. Here the word "AURA” is used symbolically to refer to enlightened individuals who exude a certain energy that attracts or enlightens others. This displayed power may come from knowledge, experience, or leadership and is described as individual aura.
A review of Organizational Change Management (OCM) for Project Managers with a focus on stakeholder and resistance management. This webinar will provide an overview of key activities for both areas, including managing stakeholder power and influence, developing action plans, and managing changes. The presenter reviews typical misconceptions of resistance on projects and provides methods to manage them proactively.
We often think of sustainably externally - on what we need to do to save the planet from the increasing impacts of climate change. There is also the question of our own personal sustainability. How do we sustain ourselves? How do we manage in the face of increased pressure, growing demands and shrinking capacity to respond? This webinar explores how to manage and sustain our own capacity and ability to thrive.