Stakeholders need to know the status of a project. A good status report will report status and also foster communication to benefit the project’s health. Here, we explore some of your options.
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Organizational politics are inevitable--and cause the workforce to react in a way inconsistent with your project objectives. You will need to use special tactics to realign the workforce behavior.
Project managers play a critical role in helping organizations close the gap between expectations and achievement, according to a new report from Project Management Institute. Successful practices include engaging cross-functional teams and keeping business owners informed about benefits-related issues.
Agile and Design Thinking, two leading trends in project management, follow an iterative approach and emphasize the importance of the team. But it is their differences that offer great potential when combined as complementary tools for complex problem-solving, customer interaction and value delivery.
How we function in a team is critical. Teams exist because we can’t be successful on our own; we need some help, we need specialist expertise and we need people to contribute to the heavy lifting. Put multiple people in a room together, however, and the challenges of communication, collaboration, confusion and conflict quickly come to the fore.
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.
Acquiring strategic business management and leadership skills (both essential to PMI’s Talent Triangle®) is quite challenging; however, given all that’s at stake both personally and organizationally, they can’t be ignored.
The talent and creativity of individuals are the next frontier for project managers to manage. The unique nature of project work presents a major talent opportunity. With some thoughtful planning, project managers can build the talents of their team members: a win-win-win situation.
Project management is a unique discipline that puts PMs in leadership positions over staff who don’t report to them. That creates an opportunity to help those team members succeed.
What if your organization decides to emphasize developing technical professionals instead of your field? In that case, it’s clear that you need your own talent management program. The starting point is to set some goals for your talent.