As the New Year approaches, it is a hectic period of work completion and initiation for many organizations. But strategic planning and project delivery should be a continuous, ongoing process based on specific customer needs and market realities, not a calendar on the wall.
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Finding ways to get someone to do something is always much harder, more time consuming and expensive than simply finding people who want to do what you want them to do anyway. There is a recipe for activating this intrinsic motivation, and the ingredients are autonomy, competency and relatedness.
It’s time to check out what the latest IT and project management-related surveys are indicating on the states of CIOs, IT salaries, IP spending, cloud computing, project management and more!
Innovation is much more than an executive and marketing buzzword; it can be a serious bottom-line contributor. This is beginning to create challenges for program and project managers. PMs are certainly much more in the spotlight...so we need to prepare.
In the latest installment of this nomadic series, our author passes the baton to his manager—who shares what it's like to manage an unanchored PM...and why you might want to experience it first hand.
If you are a member of PMI and you don’t know what VRMS is, then this author has some homework for you...
One of the worst experiences this practitioner had as an inexperienced PM was the first time he had to deal with things going very wrong. It can be a lonely feeling—but it doesn’t have to be.
It’s common for PMs to be asked to manage a project that modifies a business process. These projects require that business analysis takes on a broad scope with project roles and stakeholders that may be unfamiliar to you. Be better prepared by knowing some key players and how they fit into such a project.
Sometimes good projects can fail or stagnate. Introducing the risk of change to a project can revitalize it for success. This article will focus on the 10 steps that should be taken to successfully reboot a project and ensure optimal performance and deliverables.
Do you have alphas, extroverts or senior managers who tend to dominate planning sessions? Try this simple group rotation technique to allow others to make a greater contribution.