Saving the world is a heavy undertaking. That's probably why many of us leave it to the superheroes of cartoon and screen to take on. Or the men and women of the armed forces, taking on the impossible while wearing blue berets. Whatever your preferred form of superhero, real or imagined, it probably isn't you. But maybe it's time to go get a cape...
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Effective project sponsorship is a contributing factor of project success. This article features a senior technical director at an engineering consultancy and a senior technical project manager for a state agency debating whether project sponsors do more harm than good. It discusses the effects of an indifferent project sponsors and provides suggestions for project managers when dealing with an indifferent project sponsor.
Risk management has been taking a backseat to project management. Finding an effective way to manage both processes harmoniously side by side has been a problem…until now.
Are bad impressions of the hiring representatives ruining the impression that you're making on them? The mirror has two faces when it comes to interviewing.
An application has been bolted together piece by piece, and it’s threatening to break any day. It’s now been handed to the PMO with the mandate to try and modernize it--and make it a tool for today that can truly act as a hub for other tools without alienating the current user base. So what does the PMO do? Read about a voyage into (potential) salvation.
Whether two key team members are fighting or a client is growing increasingly disgruntled, workplace conflict imperils projects. You can step in and help solve the problem. Here, a veteran mediator shares 10 experience-based tips for negotiating workplace conflicts.
This PM has had enough of EPMOs. They were a good idea implemented badly, and we need a new model. He proposes…the EPMO?!
Customer service, in all its capacities, begins at the staff level. However, it should not be considered a personal responsibility or even one simply defined within specific occupational roles; instead, it needs to be integrated as part of the daily activities of an organization and incorporated into the very being of its operation.
How does work from home impact our use of agile approaches? If co-location is no longer possible, can we still be agile? Let's address the co-location question and look at agile practices in remote work situations.
Talk isn't cheap, but it is often the only way to get the knowledge you really need. The best way to share information in the pursuit of actionable knowledge is by getting together and talking, and what is really needed is real, in-depth dialogue. Capice?