Much of the ScrumMaster's role has been focused on the individual effort of leading a single team through the successful completion of a Scrum project. At some point, a person who has successfully established themselves in an organization will be looked on to take on more responsibilities. What would these responsibilities be? What kind of career roadmap would be best suited for a person who is an established ScrumMaster?
Learning should never stop, but you can’t get all of your knowledge from books. In order to be a successful project manager, you have to be able to learn from other project managers. Get help forging your own path.
Ever wonder why effective leaders almost always see themselves as stewards of something far bigger than themselves, a keeper of a sacred trust? There is a connection between leadership and stewardship that would-be leaders need to understand if they are to mature into someone who can lead people--and organizations--to success.
At the turn of the century most would have agreed with the notion that the CIO was gaining ground as a true leader within organizations. Now in 2010, the pendulum may be swinging in a different direction. Is the future of the CIO in question?
Large projects can be intimidating, but leadership can make the difference. The challenge comes from making sure that you have enough insight into the various project elements to ensure that each team member is put in the best position--that’s where good leaders can excel.
The best leadership is often exercised by people without positional power. Outside the official hierarchy of delegated authority, it is not about extracting things from people — it’s about service. While this type of leadership can involve explicit direction, the main role is that of a catalyst, and it takes a bit of a rebel.
Effective leadership qualities are more important today than ever before as project managers are being asked to maximize outputs with constrained budgets, limited skilled resources and reduced timelines. In this article, the author addresses the application of leadership qualities in regard to large infrastructure projects, but the lessons will apply to all project managers in all industries.
There are times when managers, in the pressure to complete the scope of a project, forget the basics of effective communication—and that can lead to disastrous results. Here's some help on keeping it simple.
The project management profession has evolved significantly since its early years, and one aspect that has become increasingly relevant is how people skills are viewed. This article examines how people skills enable project managers to thrive and overviews the most important "soft skill"--leadership. It provides eight basic ideas that can help any project professional kick start his or her development process and concludes by defining a good leader.