What does it take to be a good project manager? Many believe the ability to plan and manage scope, schedule and budget can be applied to any project. Others believe that domain experience is more important. Some say both take a back seat to soft skills. But it’s not an either/or debate. It’s a balance that must be built.
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How are organizations building and developing their project communities? A new survey of more than 1,800 project managers sheds light on the hiring, training and promotion of project managers across 13 industries in the public and private sectors.
There are six fundamental reasons (besides money) that most people enjoy their work. If you are feeling run down or disinterested in your job, consider if any or many of these key motivators are missing, and then resolve to do something about it in the New Year!
Project management remains a strong career option, according to Project Management Institute’s latest salary survey, which shows rising pay and high demand for project managers.
As project leaders and practitioners, we should always be looking for better approaches and techniques to improve our productivity. Here are two “hacks” designed to streamline your email system, and a third to prioritize your daily task list.
Project management continues to be an ever-changing dynamic, influenced by technology, globalization and lessons learned from past and current practices. Here are five important trends that successful organizations are incorporating into their project management practices.
Project managers and business analysts share many challenges and concerns, particularly in the areas of requirements, communication, stakeholders and professional development. Here are seven emerging trends, ranging from smaller projects to fewer emails, that BAs and PMs should be tracking and leveraging in 2014.
If you have failed the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, approach the setback as you would any other failed project: analyze what is going wrong, make changes to your plan and bring it to a successful close. Start by understanding six reasons why you may have failed the exam, and what to do about them.
Project Management Institute has expanded its attention to requirements management with the launch of a new business analysis credential and an online knowledge hub for practitioners and organizations. A new practice guide and practice standard are in the works.
The growth of social media creates new opportunities to foster knowledge transfers within many professional arenas, including project management. Projects-lessons-learned (PLLs) are cases in point. This article describes the power of social media, as a new means of facilitating communication and interpersonal interactions, and how such power can be translated into a knowledge-sharing platform of PLLs.