Project management is often referred to as management without authority. How do you succeed when you also don’t have any experience?
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Like baking, how we combine elements results in very different outcomes, each suited to different occasions (or just a useless mess). This article explores the reasons and results of a couple of popular hybrid project approaches.
The way power is wielded determines many aspects of the team’s performance affecting a project’s outcome. The discussion here provides an understanding of the bases of power one derives and exerts, particularly a project manager in team relationships, and discusses ways to create an environment of high performance.
We've measured project success or failure using the triple constraint for years. Reporting on whether the project is on time, on budget and on scope (OTOBOS) has strong appeal. But these measures are out of date and fail to report on what is really important.
In the latest installment, our nomad explores how to extend the lifestyle for longer than just a short-term holiday by reviewing the monitoring and controlling process—with lessons that may prove valuable to everyone even if they aren’t unanchored.
An increased emphasis on talent management and the demand for adequate staff must be aligned with and integrated into the organization’s business and operations strategy and model. Are you prepared to craft a tailored talent management strategy?
Not everyone welcomes the opportunity to work on a project, but a project manager can’t afford to carry a disruptive influence. How do you turn reluctance into engagement?
It's important to have a common language in project management. The rub comes when we get so preoccupied with labeling that our focus gets misdirected—we begin to concentrate on form rather than function.
Project management sure loves its trends. Recently, hybrid has become the hot new fad promising to change everything. Seems like we’ve heard that before…
Project crashing is the name given to schedule compression techniques that are used to shorten the duration of a project without changing the scope. Two techniques, fast tracking and crashing, with cost and schedule trade-offs, are analyzed to determine how to obtain the best result.