One of the areas most likely to cause problems on projects is the monitoring and tracking of work. As a new project manager, how do you know how much is too much when it comes to task management?
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Company-wide, defined processes help with the understanding of the PM lifecycle and the integration of processes between departments. If individuals understand how what they are doing fits into the big picture—along with why they are doing it and its overall importance—they will be more excited about their work and be more efficient.
Emotions can be a driving force or a destructive force. Here, the author looks at how emotions can effect your project and your team—all through the lens of superheroes and the colors of the rainbow!
Forget the bodies of knowledge, the training courses and the “top X things you need” lists. Here’s what makes the perfect business analyst (at least if you’re working on one of the author’s projects)…
Whether it’s political change or organizational transformation, the business world can be disruptive (and disrupted) at times. Here are seven ways that you can keep your skills relevant when everything around you is changing.
Project managers need leadership skills—specifically emotional intelligence (EI)—to augment technical expertise. But agile thinking, leadership and EI skills are just one facet of project success. Businesses need to invest in project management processes that are agile to respond to the changing needs of the organization.
How can you make a more significant impact as a project manager? Look for opportunities to grow each member of the project team. Let’s take a closer look at ways you can grow your business analyst...and yourself.
Many managers of distributed agile software teams struggle with time zones. Team members may also struggle with maintaining a traditional eight-hour workday when separated by multiple time zones. Perhaps it’s not the time zones that are the challenge; the real challenge lies in re-thinking the workday of the team.
The longer it takes to do anything, the longer the variance of task duration. When that happens, motivation and engagement decrease, and collaboration becomes harder to maintain. These effects build on each other in a vicious cycle. This is why technical agility matters.
One of the common complaints about traditional project management methods is that they collide with customers who don’t know what they want or keep changing their minds. Agile approaches can help, but you still have to manage the customer — and the requirements!