Project leaders have a key role to play in innovation. It starts with giving teams the flexibility to be creative and develop unexpected results. Facilitating customer interaction helps teams explore what is actually needed and get in the mindset to deliver it. And stakeholders must be prepared for change and ambiguity, instead of predictability.
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When customers are reluctant to embrace a project team’s agile approach, should the organization modify the approach to accommodate them, or should they press on and “prove” it is the best way to deliver what they want?
This article explains the cost pulse check process in IT project management, along with some examples and best practices a project manager can adopt to manage and represent financials realistically.
The question “What is a successful project?” may appear obvious. It's not. This series continues to build a foundation of PM knowledge. This installment will address defining project success, differentiating business objectives from project objectives, and introducing the concept of a project plan.
Professional relationships can become dysfunctional and even broken for a host of reasons, and it is imperative for project managers to recognize when relationships are going south—and to understand what they can do to repair them.
The goal of any project is to satisfy key stakeholders. But what is a stakeholder, and what is meant by "key stakeholder"? This series continues to help build a foundation of project management knowledge as it also looks at the triple constraint.
Every project has a varying number of stakeholders—sometimes too many. Trying to meet all of their requirements is often an impossible mission. Keep these four tips in mind.
What are the must-have tools and techniques for project managers in 2021, and which deserve an honorable mention? This checklist will help you choose the tools and techniques to apply to your organization and industry to stay on the cutting edge.
Stakeholders are not all created equal, but that’s often how project management is taught. If you are a stakeholder supporting a new project manager, there are a number of things you can do to make life easier.
Make sure your project team is ready to avoid conflict from mismanaged changes. Use this tactic to ensure that your project team knows what to do—and what not to do—before any change is requested or suggested.