Project managers excel at managing the project schedule, but many of us are not accustomed to revisiting the original premise of a project. There are four very simple and practical “perception” risk mitigation techniques that PMs and teams can implement.
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Should business leadership move hiring and recruitment into the project management organization? Based on the similarities found between his talent acquisition experience and current training, this author says yes—and shares the potential benefits.
Taking cues from Brazil, the next Olympic host cities try to rein in costs.
Project success rates have climbed and waste has fallen significantly as more organizations develop technical and leadership skills, establish project management offices to align vision with execution, and adopt agile approaches, according to Project Management Institute's latest Pulse of the Profession report.
Mistakes are inevitable on any project. Some are even valuable if they serve as lessons learned for future efforts. But mistakes that happen again and again are damaging. With the movie "Groundhog Day" as our guide, here are four common mistakes that no project manager should repeat.
When the project is nearing its end, you need to have a good plan for closing it out while finishing all the work that needs to be done—and staying sane. It’s not easy, but it can be done. Keep these tips in mind…
Agile processes can offer rewarding advantages to traditional software development, but they take time to adopt properly. New teams will likely encounter conflicts and confusion during their first sprint retrospective. Here are five lessons learned that can help your next sprint avoid some common pitfalls.
PMs that work in a mature project organization are in an environment that likely includes the PMO. The PM’s relationship with the PMO is important, so they would be well advised to understand the role of the PMO in the organization.
What is the role of the project management office? While each organization may be different, there are some common characteristics of PMOs that should be considered in order for it to be useful.
Do team members and executives in your organization see retrospectives as a waste of time and expense? If so, maybe your retrospectives aren’t providing the value they should, from establishing a culture of team learning and stressing continual improvement, to tracking metrics and celebrating successes.