When you decide to apply your PM skills to an unpaid volunteer project, what considerations must you make? How do you navigate the human factors that come into play when the labor is also unpaid? This article provides a handy (and humorous) guide to success.
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A project management exercise with kids was a humbling experience for an experienced practitioner, and it led to some valuable lessons and an important question: Are we having enough fun in our craft? These four techniques can help.
Just because you embrace process and organize by structure doesn’t mean you need to lead with it. Process may be your super power. It can also stay in your back pocket, hidden from sight—and be all the more magical for being there.
Project teams want to know their work matters. Successful project leaders do more than assign and monitor tasks; they find ways to motivate and engage team members. They show why the work is important, interesting and impactful. They answer the “what” and the “so what” questions.
How many project managers really believe that they have a special purpose to make things better? Doesn’t there have to be something more to it, something that makes it all just a bit more worthwhile? That’s the real purpose of project management—and it’s something that is delivered by every PM on every initiative they lead.
The webinar Project Manager Expertise, Experience, and Career Development received so much feedback, we didn’t have time to cover everything! The discussion continued afterward, and here Timothy covers some additional questions and answers that came out of his presentation.
There’s a point in every project where PMs don’t have much to do. The work is moving forward without them, and they feel a little redundant. How do you deal with that? Follow these do's and don't when your workload slows down.
The project economy is here to stay—and if you’re curious about a career in this field, now is a great time to start learning what it takes to land a project management role, and if it’s the right path for you. This is a follow-up to the successful webinar, where the presenters answer more of your questions.
Humor is common in many projects and can improve project outcomes. What does humor look like in your projects? Has it helped or hindered? Learn more about the styles of humor, how it can benefit projects, and caveats to keep in mind.
Projects are full of data points that provide some indication of how different aspects of the work are going. But leadership isn’t binary; it isn’t right or wrong. What does leadership success look like? Here are some clues to gauge your performance.