Problem solving is an essential skill to handle the issues project managers encounter on a daily basis. Effective problem solving circles around the people element—how you relate and interact with people has a major impact on how effectively and how quickly you can solve problems.
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In business, you must be able to produce products and services efficiently in order to survive in the competitive environment. But periodically, you need to “get your head out of the boat” and evaluate your competitors, environmental factors and your own strengths and weaknesses to define the correct direction for the company.
Was the Woodstock music festival in 1969 an exercise in poor waterfall planning or an agile success? This author assesses the project basics as they relate to PMBOK Guide® knowledge areas to help find the answer.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, PMI ranked the 50 most #influentialprojects of the past 50 years—and also the Top 10 Architecture Projects! See what made the list!
Quality management may not be the most talked about aspect of project management, but it has the most impact on the solution. Let’s start with one of the biggest misconceptions about quality that many new PMs have...
Project management-focused social media is not how it should be. All of us need to take more control of social media and guide the content in a way that helps everyone. Here are some ways to do that...
Your project team has an amazing amount of knowledge and skill, all of which could be shared with other people to help them develop and learn. But how do you get the knowledge out of someone’s head and available to someone else? Social learning is the answer.
This article highlights an innovative program created by the PMI Chicagoland chapter that has been successful in creating a nexus of communication and collaboration between the corporate C-suite, the local chapter, its members, and the profession as a whole.
More often than not, companies facing expansion challenges end up executing a global systems rollout to support their expansion needs. In this article, the author looks at some of the key considerations to execute such a rollout successfully.
You might wish to avoid corporate politics, but it’s just not possible. You need to be able to navigate and leverage the political terrain that surrounds your projects. Creating an influence diagram as part of an approach called “project plumbing” can help.