Just getting your feet wet in the project management pool? The most important studying this practitioner has done is of those around him. Learning from others is a vital tool in a prospective PM’s toolkit.
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Managing a project can be a daunting task for a new project manager, so any tips you can get as a beginner can be crucial to your success. This article is aimed at any new PM to help them avoid some of the mistakes this practitioner made throughout his early years.
Fuzzy and seemingly subjective criteria are used to evaluate filmic stories in the entertainment industry. They can be explained with gestalt psychology and theory—and the good news for content creators is that gestalt psychology has “laws” that you can use to evaluate works in progress and final products.
After a long haul, project managers and team members might feel the urge to wrap things up so they can move on to the next big thing. But giving short shrift to the debriefing process could shortchange an organization's performance. Without the help of lessons learned, future teams might repeat past mistakes that jeopardize project success.
Los malos proyectos gastan dinero y recursos, desvían la atención de los buenos proyectos y sienten dudas sobre la competencia organizativa. Utilizando las historias de proyectos, este documento examina más allá de por qué los proyectos van mal para explorar comportamientos que contribuyen a mantener vivos los proyectos malos. Se proporcionan acciones que los directores de proyectos pueden tomar para evitar ser víctimas de malos proyectos.
Agile practitioners generally agree that regular retrospectives throughout the project are a good practice; however, many are not seeing the full benefits from the practice. This article shares a number of tips on how to perform retrospectives effectively—getting the maximum value from this important agile process.
With the profession moving forward into new territory, let us reflect and look back at our roots to ensure we are bringing forward those key lessons for continued success on our projects, programs and portfolios.
After an IT overhaul project crashed and burned, a U.S. state cleared the debris and pushed the reset button.
In addition to all of the issues and challenges found in “normal” projects, global projects bring with them elements that complicate things even more. What can a global project PM do to increase the odds of success?
When you vocalize what you want, are you saying what you mean? Is it clear to the person with whom you are speaking that they know what you mean? How do you know? A recent lesson learned had this writer pondering these crucial questions.