Can agile teams--even high-performing ones--burn out? Of course. Far too many teams seem to schedule their sprints sequentially or back to back, without a pause or break. So if you are suffering from burnout, what are some helpful techniques to refresh and recharge your teams?
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When you find yourself working with team members whose perspectives, motivations and approaches are different than yours, you must walk a fine line. You can’t abandon what has worked for you in the past, but you need to relate and adjust to the new dynamics — or risk resentment and failure. Here are some suggestions.
When traveling long distances to a job site either as a mobile employee or contractor, the trips can get more than a little trying. To help lessen the burden upon these corporate nomads, it's important to make things easier at the job site. Here's how you can help.
We often think of career development in terms of how we develop as project managers. But it's just as important to focus on how we can help the people on the projects we manage.
Many organizations have already begun to experience difficulty recruiting and retaining resources for their projects and programs. However, when you add the extreme shortage of resources for new and emerging technologies, the problem becomes much worse—and we should all be deeply concerned.
As a project manager, you are seen as someone who can influence and support the careers of others. That’s a privilege, and a responsibility. Make sure you know how to handle it.
To make celebrating and rewarding success effective, it has to be woven into the fabric of the culture. Here are some ideas and guidance that you might find useful when designing a “project success” celebration framework for your organization.
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.
As a PMO, do you have a view on project manager certification? When people join the PMO from other areas of an organization, there is often an expectation that they will follow a certification path. So what are the options, and what should you be thinking about in determining whether your PMO should require certification?
Successful projects are built on strong relationships and solid processes; however, it is the people involved that make every project happen. Managing people is also the most challenging part of the project. Some of the issues related to human resources are peculiar to projects—but can be dealt with using an innovative approach that is unique and project specific.