Researchers have found that interpersonal conflict is an important occupational stressor with far-reaching organizational consequences resulting in abysmal project results. Project leaders will have to spend a substantial amount of time and effort to address interpersonal hurricanes in their march toward project success.
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Adjusting to a remote way of working requires a change in how people think about work. How can we keep a sense of collaboration when working remotely? And how do we lead a team remotely when that team was always intended to be collocated?
As a PM, maintaining a motivated team amid challenges is of paramount importance. This practitioner has collected a few lessons learned from her experiences leading agile teams over the years—and through interacting with other interfacing agile teams.
One of the most effective methods for improving the capabilities and performance of project managers is through mentoring by more experienced practitioners. Learn how to start your own program with these key techniques employed by the PMI Chicagoland Mentoring Program along with four success stories based on direct feedback from participants.
Project managers are increasingly critical to organizational success, but not every organization is treating it that way. Why do so many organizations have no defined career path for project professionals?
Stay out of the way but be supportive to help teams create better solutions to problems that arise during projects. It will speed things up, help you manage risk and reduce impact to your schedule.
It doesn’t matter how creative a project manager is if they operate in an environment that stifles that creativity. That’s where leaders have a critical role to play.
In today’s world, it is essential that program and project managers create a strategy that identifies key project participants, monitors them for warning signs and takes measure to survive their sudden departure. Are you?
As a mentor, you have an opportunity to help someone else grow. To do this, you will need to be a wise counselor, a well-connected networker—and able to facilitate the kind of assistance that helps your mentee achieve success.
To increase educational participation and the retention of knowledge, there are a number of practices that can be used to reach the masses—but still have people feel encouraged with the “personal touch” your organization extends to them.