Job candidates know what you're going to ask them, so it's time to throw them a curveball and get some genuine insight into their strengths and weaknesses--and how well they will fit into your organization. (Job hunters, you better read this, too...)
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Face it: A traditional interview is simply inadequate in helping to understand how someone communicates except in a formal interview situation. If you want to know how they perform in different environments, you're going to have to explore those environments.
Despite all of your best intentions, sometimes the project will be in trouble. If it is, it’s time to take a step back and learn how to deal with it. Here are some things to keep in mind as you try to stop seeing red.
Does the team always come first? To a point. Strengthening and developing the team is the most important deliverable of any project—but that mantra can be used as a weapon against the PM.
When the team seems to be working on a different plan than the project manager, what’s going on? And what needs to be done about it? A challenge for new project managers is figuring out the reasons and correcting things.
How are you with uncertainty? Do you revel in the possibilities or crave closure? Agile methods have a very different approach to requirements management that some people find empowering...and others find infuriating.
How do we deal with bugs in Scrum? Do we size them? Do we add them to a separate backlog? Or do we assign them to a different team running Kanban?
Change to a project means the potential for resource relocation, budget mishaps and delayed deliverables. It is important to have an evaluation process in place for the change requests that come in. Setting these guidelines will ensure that everyone is on the same page and responds to change requests unanimously.
Claims arise in a project mainly due to lack of clarity in scope and specifications, ambiguities in contract clauses, interface scope with other projects, site conditions and time constraints. Here we discuss various scenarios and issues that can arise during project execution—along with possible solutions to address the issue of claims management in construction projects.
Dealing With Conflicts in Projects: Viewpoint of Different Stakeholders During Product Conception Engineeringby
How can one deal with delays on the approval of engineering documents in projects? Stressing the need to balance expectations between suppliers and customers, the author explains the triggers that lead to divergences on deliveries and a method to reduce the occurrence of comments having low relevance in engineering documents.