Everyone in your organization has his own area of expertise. Bringing all that knowledge together is one of your most powerful tools toward process improvement. Here are six steps to get you up to speed.
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Still on the edge of your seat? Here are the final three steps in the six-step method of getting your group to work in synch to get your PI project moving.
To facilitate quick decision making, it is important to present the options in a clear and concise matter. Over the years, this writer has developed a seven-step approach.
It’s time that we face up to a fundamental reality: organizations grapple with making project management work successfully on a consistent basis. Yes, there are exceptions--and some notable ones--but on the whole they simply prove the rule. It's time for a different approach.
This column continues a multi-part series that addresses the practical steps and considerations in setting up a PMO in today's organizations. In this installment, we look at the blurry definitions of success.
Just because someone says something doesn’t make it true. As a project manager, you will be told a lot of things. The secret to success is often separating fact from fiction.
Our fluency in conveying our messages affects the fluidity of the messages’ transmissions, and thus the effectiveness of their intentions. Learning the relationships between factors, approaches, impacts, and the effects of communication can help to improve our communication and correspondence skills in listening, writing, and conversation.
By embracing fast and frequent project failure rates, organizations can become more efficient more quickly, according to a new report from research analyst Gartner. At the same time, portfolio managers should institute 'stop-loss' criteria to determine when to accept failure and bring a project to an end.
As unpleasant and perhaps unequivocally depressing as failure is, it has its rewards. Understanding that--and learning how to have the courage to fail without fear--can be one of the most important lessons you learn in your life and career.
There are many ways a project can fail, but it's how the project manager handles the failing project that will make a big difference in how the failure impacts the people and organizations involved. Are you going to make this easy or hard?