Finding a mentor often happens because it needs to—whether you realize you need one or not. But when it comes to growing your professional prowess as a project manager and leader, finding the right mentor might require some time, trial and error.
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Project leadership is about finding the “glue” that binds a team to work well together. It starts with gathering information about team members, listening to their concerns and knowledge, finding the common threads that can unify them, and then empowering them to execute the plan.
How does an organization ensure that its corporate culture recognizes, supports and enables high integrity? An important step is to identify the “hidden” leaders who help facilitate solutions on project and programs. Here are some examples of how they can be found.
PMIEF awards scholarships that are provided to support project managers, nonprofit volunteers and everyone in between. With the 1 September application deadline fast approaching, consider if one of these opportunities might be right for you!
Your project isn’t going to stand out because of the quality of your project charter or the comprehensiveness of your risk assessment. If you want people to care, you have to show them why they should.
Many new or young PMs seem to have no real influence given where they sit in the company hierarchy. However, as a project manager you are a leader and can have influence. You do not need a senior management title!
One common failure pattern in creating agile development teams is taking a regular software tester, assigning them to the new team and expecting them to perform in new ways that elevate the team to high performance. What does a good agile tester look like? What should we expect of them? And how do we find them?
If your career has been limping along and you’re barely making ends meet, the start of a new year is the ideal time to put yourself on the right track.
Adoption of LEED standards is typically framed as a means of reducing operating costs; the greater expense in designing and building sustainable facilities is offset by reduced energy consumption in future years. This becomes a theoretically easy business case that should be readily accepted: an investment in current periods providing future savings in costs. The challenge, however, is two-fold: it requires foresight and a willingness to invest in the long term, and there needs to be confidence that the promised benefits are realistic and attainable.
Or, in other words, seven signs a software consulting firm is wrong for you. If finding the perfect match for a consulting firm is getting you down, don't give up hope. Here's some help in navigating the tough world of software dating.