Not all projects are run by “pure” methodologies any more. How do you succeed when you are managing hybrid teams?
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The way power is wielded determines many aspects of the team’s performance affecting a project’s outcome. The discussion here provides an understanding of the bases of power one derives and exerts, particularly a project manager in team relationships, and discusses ways to create an environment of high performance.
Since the advent of project management, there’s been a lot done in terms of education, training and skill development in the field. We should be getting it right by now. We're not.
The idea of drawing inspiration and learning lessons from movies has become a habit for this practitioner over the years. How can we view Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai through the lens of project management principles?
Meetings are often viewed as "business as usual," with stakeholders dreading each occurrence and calendar invitation. Adopting a project management mindset will propel meetings to the next level by treating each meeting as its own project, enabling you to plan proactively, execute effectively, adjust accordingly and close meaningfully.
For a project manager to be successful in running government projects, they must adapt their standard routine individually to each project and be especially careful to fully understand the deliverables.
When evaluating the acquisition of a company, many organizations emphasize the financial aspects but downplay facets of the consolidation dealing with project execution. This paper examines the major considerations and discusses how to improve the integration process to avoid negative impact.
As organizations apply agile methods to more projects and areas of the business, they are also seeking to create consistent approaches. But does that run counter to agile principles? Or can a balance be achieved between the need to centrally monitor work and the desire to optimize team performance?
What does it mean to be a project management Luddite? It means that you don’t specifically need a great deal of technology to manage projects well.
Did you ever have to call a project team back because the project was delivered and support was not set up? Not setting up support can give a good project a bad name. Throughout the phases of a project, support should be defined, planned, and set up. Be well prepared by asking the basic questions outlined in this article.