Project managers increasingly find themselves managing resources who aren’t in the office much—if ever. How do they do that effectively?
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PMI’s Pulse of the Profession® 2017 has some revealing stats in it. This practitioner uses one of them to identify something organizations can do immediately to improve their project delivery capability.
As the new year began, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) added “project management specialist” to its Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) system. This addition is big news for the project management profession.
Like many industries, the field of project management has embraced technology, seeking to improve efficiency and outcomes. But while technology may improve or complement the skill set of project managers, it will never be a substitute for their roles.
Many companies are outsourcing to India, and the process of creating an agile, distributed team could have many potential pitfalls. Here, lessons learned are shared based on two years of continuous improvement to get a strong, contributing agile scrum team.
Ever feel like you have nothing left to give? You have worked all the hours possible, and the only thing left to do is have your head hit the pillow. What if someone said you still have 60% more to give? A difficult task requires more of us, and we have more to give. This extra unknown potential makes the impossible possible.
It’s a very strange thing, but we don’t really like success. We don’t embrace it. We often forget to celebrate it. We very frequently look upon the idea of rejoicing in success as an unproductive and unnecessary frivolity. But it doesn’t have to be this way...
IT application development projects can be challenging and stressful. The efforts of the successful team need to be recognized and celebrated. In this article, the author makes the case for greater celebration of application code and the coders who write it.
Virtual teams can benefit from celebrations—perhaps even more than co-located teams. The difficulty is figuring out when and how to celebrate. The best tactics use existing communication technology and utilize many opportunities.