Putting out fires is an all-too-common job requirement for many project managers. If you are struggling with resolving conflicts on your team, here are some tips for turning those emotionally charged disputes into productive conversations.
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There is no “Holy Grail” for managing a project, but there are certain fundamentals that can influence your results for the better, more often than not. From upfront discovery session to holistic communication throughout the life of the project, here are nine steps that can make you a better project manager.
To achieve a Zen culture of Scrum will take time, resources and a radical paradigm shift. Is it worth it? Yes, because this practice places humans--not processes or techniques--at the center of an organization. Let's learn more about a valuable history.
There are now more than 240 PM-related apps for the iPhone and iPad. One of the latest contains 675 flashcards to help individuals preparing for the PMP exam or seeking PDUs for re-certification.
Whether you believe their value to be intrinsic or monetary, PM-related credentials can open doors for both young and senior-level professionals. In fact, earning more than one may allow you increased mobility and security, and mitigate risks found in unforeseen situations such as changing jobs.
What constitutes a successful project? Should it be defined by budget and schedule, or by the extent to which the outcome adds real business value? Until the project management profession and its standards evolve to a more balanced “art and science” approach, success criteria will be misaligned with real business needs.
Effective leadership begins with self-leadership. From controlling time and tempering emotions to crafting communication and cultivating relationships, here are five areas of self-improvement that can also improve your ability to lead others.
Operating with leaner workforces, organizations are adopting new approaches to professional development initiatives that align to the individual’s workflow and the translate into tangible, measurable business impact.
Some substantive updates to the definition of Scrum artifacts may seem like minor clarifications to terms and definitions, but they have quite profound implications. In this article, we discuss these changes and how they affect the ScrumMaster (or project manager) tasked with delivering a “done” increment.
International Institute of Business Analysis and Agile Alliance seek feedback from users of new Agile Extension to BABOK Guide.