In pursuing project management maturity, what capabilities make sense and when does the law of diminishing returns kick in? How do you sell and implement an improvement program, and what activities have the greatest impact in leveraging ongoing change? This article begins a research-based series that will shed light on these and other questions.
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Many organizations are on the fence about integrating social media tools into their project portfolio management infrastructures. They know about potential benefits in collaboration, but also worry about the dangers of undisciplined, unstructured information sharing. Here are six questions to gauge your organization’s social PPM readiness.
Learn how to identify requirement gaps in larger software development projects--before it's too late.
Many project managers complain that they don’t have any real authority over their teams — and they don’t if authority is about command and control. But we can earn a different type of authority, one that is more effective in the world of projects anyway. It is based on postion and relationship power.
Without proper management and planning, major product launches can become derailed quickly and lose money as soon as they hit the market. Add to that a fire-drill mentality where project managers pull financial and human resources from other initiatives within an organization, and the ripple effect becomes easy to predict. The solution, some experts say, is enterprise project management based on agile methodology.
How do you communicate effectively as a project manager in a culture being weaned on digital, bite-sized messages?
Multitasking is one of the biggest drains on project team performance, but it’s not so easy to convince the powers that be, your peers — or even yourself — to stop the juggling act. Here are some practical suggestions for improving team focus, one project and task at a time.
Establishing productive working relationships with your project team is as critical as building the plan, managing risk or reporting to stakeholders. It requires accessibility, adaptability and authenticity. Here are seven principles that can help you help your team members maximize their individual and collective value.
From not-so-smart e-mail addresses to silly formatting, your job application procedure may be keeping you from landing that dream position. Here's how to help make your resume stand out.
When it comes to most project meetings with sponsors and other stakeholders, you have one minute, one page. More than that has to be earned, or you’ll probably lose this audience. Here are 10 simple guidelines for keeping the attention of busy or distracted executives.