The question “What is a successful project?” may appear obvious. It's not. This series continues to build a foundation of PM knowledge. This installment will address defining project success, differentiating business objectives from project objectives, and introducing the concept of a project plan.
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Too often, organizations start project work instead of developing a plan. This has to stop! Kicking off a project can be an overwhelming feeling for individuals new to project management (and for a lot of us experienced PMs, too). Keep these tips on planning and scope in mind to help ease your stress.
There’s no excuse not to continuously improve your skills--are you always learning? Here, we explore the need for continuously improving your skills and the various options available that will allow that to happen within the confines of our busy careers and lives.
There are endless options and considerations when choosing how to ensure ongoing personal development. But if you stand still and depend on past education and current experience, you're unlikely to realize your full career potential.
Teaching a classroom of nine year olds provides some valuable lessons, or at least reminders, for project managers, including the importance of tailoring communication for each particular audience, understanding the environment people are operating in, and insisting on constructive feedback to build agreement.
As the kids go back to school, it's time for the project managers to hit the books and brush up on the basics of project delivery. Here are three important lessons to help you pass that next quiz.
Pack your lunchbox and sharpen your No. 2 pencils. It's time to bet back to the basics of data warehousing.
With more competition for jobs has come an increased interest in how companies want to invest in their workforce. This means that companies are improving their school reimbursement programs and promoting them as a way in which to both attract and nurture talent and enhance skills. Are you?
If we are limited by the triple constraint, how do we as project managers lead with agility and embrace change? If projects are all about needs and values, then project management should be the tools and techniques to achieve this value. Is it time to redefine project management? Should we move away from the iron triangle to the value triangle?
Agile trainer (and cartoonist) Mike Vizdos discusses Scrum from four perspectives: starting, practicing, coaching and leading. He says we can't scale Scrum before we succeed at the team level, and we can never forget the basics. He's created a free audio book of the Scrum Guide to help. [25 min.]