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.
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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.
Project managers strive to learn from past experiences and guide others to do the same. However, these lessons learned normally exclude topics related to the plight of the project manager, who must regularly navigate the “domain of the unpredictable.” This article proposes a new device, “strategic lessons learned,” to address this void.
Understanding the implications of transformational change (like transitional change on steroids) provides many lessons on managing all change initiatives. Here are some of those lessons...
It's sometimes good to look outside the project management community for new ideas. Instead of listening to the digital disruptors of Silicon Valley, let’s take a look at internal audit (IA) functions. While IA has a different end goal compared to PMOs, we can learn from their approach.
Since the author's last popular look at helpful study tips, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has published A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition, and there are just as many questions this time around. It's time to crack the code...again!
In the world of project and program management, you as the project or program manager are afforded an opportunity to promote your own personal brand on a routine basis—and that comes with the project/program status report! Here are some effective ways for you as PM to up your game and promote your personal brand in a positive manner via your project status report...
Routine work like cooking hamburgers has nothing to do with providing great project management service…or does it? Can the role of the project manager be replaced by automation? Let’s look at the project life cycle...
What did project management look like in 1998, and how has it evolved since? And what will it look like 20 years into the future? What do you see? What are the processes? How are we thinking about projects?
When problems are tackled collaboratively, usually the organization wins. Effective collaboration requires more than technology. There’s a subtle, but important, fact that the most powerful solutions are only as good as the people using them.