By accepting resource insufficiencies when assembling their plans, project managers blur the costs of the resulting inefficiencies. But by optimizing the critical path schedule, they can capture the impact on project profit of delays caused by resource bottlenecks — and at least make a more persuasive, bottomline case for hiring vital resources for future projects.
The Mac versus PC debate has been going on for some time with strongly held opinions on both sides of the monitor. More recently, the project management community has been debating agile versus so-called traditional techniques. And there are certainly similarities in how both discussions can be framed and, perhaps, resolved.
You may have heard that the PDU Category Structure is changing in December, but are you clear on what it changes from and to? This article illustrates those changes, contrasting the current structure to the new structure and discussing some of the implications.
Mountains--and projects--are conquered one step (and one day) at a time. Mountain climbing provides evocative metaphors for overcoming challenges and achieving objectives. If you accept that project management is fundamentally about getting your team to work together to surmount terrible adversity, moving one step at a time toward a shared and common objective, then mountaineering provides an ideal setting to learn about leadership. Here's a guide on how to lead your team to the top.
When first leading distributed agile teams, a key challenge that can sneak up on you is onboarding a new team member. You cannot show them around the office. How can you possibly get the new person oriented to their new organization and their new team?
Successfully implementing and managing a peer review program can be a challenging task. PMs sometimes feel threatened, discussions can get defensive and comments can be taken (or delivered) personally. So how do you implement peer review successfully with a PMO?