No one performs their best under pressure. There are situations that bring the best out in you, but that’s completely dependent on your surroundings and the methodology you follow. Here are some tips to stay cool under pressure.
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The challenge in any organizational transformation is how to make the culture work for rather than against the desired change. To do that, we need to first understand what an organization is, how it functions and how we can orchestrate relationships between those functions so that culture becomes an enabler of effective change.
One of the great impediments to the development of new project managers is the need to succeed above all else. A little success early on is nice, but sometimes it creates bad habits. A little failure often teaches more valuable, enduring lessons.
Creating and updating your LinkedIn profile is essential to your personal brand--and can help you in that next step of career development. Can people find you on LinkedIn? And when they do, what will they think?
Ten years ago, project managers were restricted to sticky notes, Notepad and file servers for limited knowledge management. Fortunately, today there are a lot of different knowledge management tools to consider. Here are three of one experienced PM's favorites--and how he uses them in the real world.
As project managers, our role is all about relationships with people. But some of our greatest growth comes when we look inside ourselves.
As project managers, we often reinforce the importance of proper PM in our professional projects. However, when it comes to our personal projects, do you apply the project management mindset and tools? One writer has found project management useful for a few significant personal projects.
Maximizing your own personal effectiveness doesn’t happen by accident. Regardless of the level of formality, detail and rigidity, every structured PM approach has some degree of process infrastructure to support it. But those approaches focus on the organizational perspective. Here, we build on that concept and look at things from the perspective of an individual project manager--personal processes and how you can use them to improve your performance.
If you’ve developed any training material for your projects, then you’ve familiar with process flow charts and supporting tasks. In IT projects, there is usually an operational process or workflow that the end users follows to put the IT solution into action. Even though workflow is associated with recurring operational tasks, they can be applied to professional and personal projects. Here, one writer looks at a free offering that might make your personal PM run a lot smoother.
Projects succeed because of the relationships between people and the ability to create an environment where everyone involved is engaged and committed. Lessons learned sessions can be stressful experiences for those involved, but is that a reason to avoid some of the more sensitive aspects?