When you think back on a project, can you honestly say that everyone experienced it the same way you did? Did everyone feel as though they were part of the team? As a project manager, you need to make sure you understand everyone's perspective—and address issues quickly.
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If project managers are to succeed, they must have relationships built on trust and respect. But how many of us can say that we truly have that? Trust isn’t a binary thing; it isn’t there or missing. There are degrees of trust, and all project managers need to be aware of that.
Sometimes, we overcomplicate things and need a reminder that the simple approaches are often the best. Just look to our furry friends for proof.
Storytelling is one of the most ancient art forms of human expression. Not only is it a means for sharing experiences, but also for communicating ideas that have the potential to move people, unite communities, and bring positive change. The purpose of this article is to share the science behind storytelling that anyone can learn.
We can’t schedule innovation, but we can schedule and fund discovery—an essential part of building products that matter. How do we make the case for discovery as the true path to innovation? Make it tangible and frame it in non-specialist language.
Brownfield projects carry several constraints, risks, issues, differences in opinions and more—and often arrive with an unknown history, making the project environment ambiguous. Here we focus on some of the important considerations in effectively managing brownfield projects.
Evolving into a functional team can be difficult. The nuances of human behavior inevitably lead to some level of dysfunction. Here are three common problems and their causes—and suggestions to solve them.
Some in the Agile community don’t like the word “project”—they associate it with bureaucracy and bad ways of working. But the real issue is that they don’t feel their organizations understand that Agile is a way of thinking, a way of operating in today’s business world.
Professional relationships can become dysfunctional and even broken for a host of reasons, and it is imperative for project managers to recognize when relationships are going south—and to understand what they can do to repair them.
Stress, surprises and communication failures—especially in a virtual environment—are ever-present threats to our project success. Unfortunately, project managers often have a blind spot when it comes to their teams.