Projects are not completed all at once in a day or even a week—most projects are large endeavors that take months or even years. How do you take on a project like that? One bite at a time.
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Repeat after me: Just because it comes from the project team doesn’t make it okay...
Consultants can be a helpful resource on a project or they can take up valuable space. Here are some ideas for the best way to deal with consultants and make sure they are beneficial to the project.
There’s no manual for a recession, so how do you stay effective in a bad economy? In this article, we look at how you as project managers can strive to balance the reality of managing projects in a tough economy with the desire to still do things “the right way”.
The expectations and the needs of the customer do not always balance the needs of the project--and the project management processes. Project managers often have to walk a fine line between the customer and the project. Keep these tips in mind.
In a world where there are many big challenges and all sorts of grand designs, there are massive projects taking place everywhere we look. What can a bridge halfway around the world teach us?
While many organizations now have standard processes for managing change, effective change management needs more than just a process. Most projects have room for improvement, and in this article we look at how a PM can lay the foundation for strong change management right from project initiation.
Complex projects are, well, complex. That requires a different organizational support model, but what should that look like?
Many consulting engagements see frustrated consultants because they are not allowed to do what they feel is needed to maximize the chances of success. Here, we look at how these scenarios can be avoided--something that starts with trust.
Need some help digesting earned value management? An EVM project that is “broken” before its completion is easier to reconstruct and make useful...so open wide and get ready to chew.