Leading international teams is always a challenge, especially when things go wrong. How do you keep everyone focused on the positive and avoid negativity creeping in?
Voices on Project Management
By Peter Tarhanidis It is not unusual for project leaders to fill a variety of leadership roles over the course of the many unique initiatives we take on. As I transition from one client, progra ...
Critical Components in Special Conditions/Supplemental Terms and Conditions - Part A In most contracts, the Contract Terms and Conditions may be amplified using sections for Special Conditions (S ...
When my boss and I have contrasting opinions, he seems to take credit after realizing that I was right despite initially acting dismissive at the time I advised him. I have a feeling that this coul ...
Crossword for PMs on Project Management Related Terms & Tools - 69 Across 2. The performance data collected from various controlling processes, analyzed in conte ...
It has been a debatable question for years, on whether PMP credential should be used in e-mail signatures & other places, although you are PMP certified. My question is, should the PMP credential be ...
Bad projects abound. Statistics about the likelihood of a project going bad are, unfortunately, all too easy to come by. In PMI’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession Report we find that only 38% of the proje ...
Picking up where I left off in my last blog, online work-at-home job scams have become a lucrative and highly profitable type of Internet fraud, according to a report from Denver, Colorado-based Flexj ...
PMI’s Business Analysis Standard – What You Have to Gain By Laura Paton If you are reading this blog chances are you are interested (dare I say passionate) about business analysis. W ...
|A.||When working with historic venues, leaving the site looking exactly as you found it is of extreme importance. If you don’t repair it on your own, the inspectors from your local Landmark Heritage Preservation Commission (or some similarly named organization) will ask you to redo it. So, do it now.|
|B.||On a road that covers less than two blocks, city laws usually do not require historic artifacts and sites to be preserved. Repaint the middle lines and hope that drivers do not notice. This is preferable to stopping traffic again to redo the brickwork.|
|C.||Ask the product owner what he or she would prefer you do. Since you were not specifically told to reinstall the roadway with exactly the same pattern, it is not your responsibility. If asked to redo it, charge extra for the expenses you incur with your subcontractors.|
|D.||Construction projects never really come out exactly as envisioned in the beginning. Function is what is important, not beauty. If the road is safe and usable to transport students to the school and as an artery for people to enter and exit their neighborhood streets, you have fulfilled your technical and functional responsibilities.|
How do you verify when your project output is fit for handover to the business or operations team? This article makes the case for assessing benefits capture readiness as part of your transition preparation strategy, and reveals how to do just that.
Effective and early participation of plant stakeholders during engineering phases of a brownfield project in a production plant allows us to capture the value and knowhow of the organization—and avoid multiple modifications during the execution phase. In order to manage stakeholder involvement efficiently, classification by function and organizational level is essential.
Project management is used widely in varied ways across multiple types of industries, by people belonging to many different profiles. While this sounds like a good thing, it also raises the question: Is project management as friendly as it should be to be usable by such a wide variety of people?
What constitutes a troubled project? The answer is truly in the eyes of the sponsor, but as project managers we need to measure objectively and then decide how to use those facts in our go-forward plans. Here the author puts everything in the context of the triple constraint.
What does “cloud" actually mean? In this article, the author takes a bottom-up approach and explores various options of service delivery to help us get a grip of the cloud concept.
The sixth edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is coming…is it time to panic? How important is it to write the PMP exam based on the current edition? (Spoiler alert: You can calm down and rest easy...)
When it comes to renewing your PMI credentials, it can sometimes be a challenge to find the full complement of PDUs you need. Now that the PMI Talent Triangle® has been introduced, the area at the base of the triangle (“Strategic and Business Management”) seems to be the most difficult for people. It doesn't have to be...
Introduction webinar for March 2017 Book Club: How to Manage Complex Programs by Tom Kendrick
Our daughters’ wedding – a case study in Crisis Management. This case study is based on a personal “project” - our daughters’ wedding. This talk will bring home the challenges faced and describe some interesting anecdotes in people behavior, procurement and leadership. It will spell out inferences and Best Practices from this episode which can be applied in crisis situations in organizations or personal life.
This session will give you a unique perspective in the possibility of using lean and agile in unison, not only to all kinds of projects, but at overall organizational project management, as well as a top down view on your organization as a Lean-Agile (LeAgile) Organization. The session will endeavor to link the conceptualizations from top-down as well as bottom-up approaches to enable audience get a wholesome picture of a LeAgile Organization.
Organizations change. They must change, or they disappear. Amidst change, they then struggle to ensure that the different changes they implement are really creating value. In this session we'll explore how to determine if a change has to occur, and how to ensure it delivers value.
How are processes developed today and where does the customer fall within your processes? Is the customer simply a participant in your internal processes, or is her desired outcome your focus? Do you use automation to facilitate design and adherence? What about collaboration with the employees who know the processes the best; those performing the work? In this video lecture, we describe Agile Process Design and why this approach is important to both Project Managers (part of the deliverables) and Business Analysts (focus on needs). Explicit approaches will be highlighted in this webinar, including examples of how processes are designed in an agile way.
Neste webinar projeto RMS Titanic é explorado para mostrar algumas causas comuns de falhas nos projetos bem gerenciados. O autor explora os "cinco pecados dos gerentes de projeto”, cinco comportamentos identificados em pesquisas recentes como fatores chaves de fracasso na gestão de projetos. Estes são: arrogância, ganância, ignorância, fraude e abstinência.
Introduction webinar for February 2017 Book Club: Project and Program Turnaround by Tom Pavelko
In Expert Judgment: How to Incorporate the Latest Developments in Using this Common PM Tool, Paul S. Szwed provides research that will help project managers become more adept at using expert judgment effectively.