There is a caution that needs to be raised and addressed as we encourage project managers to build their strategic, business and leadership skills. We need to be clear about why these skills are needed, and how they are expected to be utilized.
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Across many construction industry segments--and in many parts of the world--labor productivity remains a serious issue, and one of the biggest challenges of the execution phase. Can workface planning help?
Uncle Sam has plenty of jobs...for those who can play the game.
Forget what the PM's background is, forget where their expertise lies. What is the optimal amount of business knowledge that a PM should have on a project? How well do they need to understand the business to be successful? Are you becoming the man or woman who knew too much?
A project manager's team wants to use an agile approach, which is in conflict with how the organization works. What can you do? Does this project need an agile approach?
You don’t need a named agile approach to use agility to make your project better. However, you can do what this project manager did to ensure that you and your team will be better off...
What’s the quickest way to do a project? Do it right. And contrary to a popular backlash, processes can help. The key is understanding what process is necessary for the work at hand, and determining how it should evolve as things change. It’s not about bureaucracy, it’s about meeting the needs of your project.
When you find yourself working with team members whose perspectives, motivations and approaches are different than yours, you must walk a fine line. You can’t abandon what has worked for you in the past, but you need to relate and adjust to the new dynamics — or risk resentment and failure. Here are some suggestions.
If you are asked to review a project, you’ll want to provide what you would expect to receive if the roles were reversed: concise, unbiased insight into the project’s health, and, if appropriate, actionable recommendations to improve it. Here’s expert advice on how to prepare for and conduct constructive project reviews.
When organizations are scaling agile and want to apply kanban as one of their agile methods the question can pop up if kanban can also be scaled?