Difficult stakeholders dragging you down? Don't let it happen again. It is beneficial to have a framework for dealing with stakeholders who don't readily align themselves with the project. Here's how to effectively deal with them without creating instability surrounding your project's objectives.
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How you handle your disappointment in a team member speaks volumes about your leadership style. And it will affect your credibility with the entire team and within your organization. The key is to use the situation as a coaching opportunity. Here’s how.
One challenge facing project managers is being able to sense disruption’s presence, understand its cause and then combat it. What are some of the causes of project disruption, and what can PMs do about it?
For many of us, “bad apples” can have an evil influence on projects. They include the malevolent kind—those who for one reason or another will intentionally attempt to have a negative impact on the project.
Defining what PPM means in the context of an organization isn't easy. One thing is for sure: Portfolio management is a complex management undertaking that continuously challenges even the most seasoned professionals. So the question that often arises is: What makes this so complex?
You may have noticed that the economy has been a little shaky lately. How do you manage when your project is impacted?
Sometimes the corporate priorities change unexpectedly, and the projects that were approved at the start of the year are no longer appropriate for what the organization is trying to achieve. How can an organization cope?
You know how everything seems to be going so well until that one person steps into the meeting? How do you deal with that one customer who is just never satisfied?
One of the worst experiences this practitioner had as an inexperienced PM was the first time he had to deal with things going very wrong. It can be a lonely feeling—but it doesn’t have to be.
If we ask a PMO leader why their PMO exists, the answer is frequently at odds with what is evidenced by the work they perform. Why is that, and what can we do about it?