What happens if your project is in danger of failing? More often than not, poor planning—particularly poor time management—causes projects to derail. The good news is that with proper time management, you can still turn things around and save your project.
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There are many reasons why learning and development departments are vital for organizational success and development. Learning is directly connected to employee performance metrics; it helps people progress in their careers—and the company to move forward faster.
There's no question that project professionals are busy. With people to manage, deadlines to meet and constant decisions to be made, project professionals spend most of their time focusing on the more pressing demands of day-to-day work. This article discusses how project managers can stay on top of trends and embrace new approaches. First, it examines the role complacency plays with project professionals and how organizational leaders need to encourage experienced project managers to incorporate new techniques and create a culture that welcomes innovation. It then identifies one of the main factors that stunts development in seasoned project professionals. The article explains how an environment that encourages learning should have a top-down approach, where project managers know that the culture supports taking the time to try new approaches.
This is the concluding installment of Mike's account of attending the recent PMI Global Congress 2016—North America in San Diego. In this article, he shares his thoughts on the other stand-out presentation he attended: Sue Gardener’s “The Future of Work” keynote.
Recently, organizations large and small alike have established formal systems of mentoring. These programs are designed to strengthen the work force and integrate new employees quickly. This article features four project professionals discussing what their most effective mentors taught them. It explains how one mentor used a delegation/support/appreciation/trust technique. The importance of critical thinking skills and analysis are also overviewed. The role of stakeholders and project management in mentoring are explored.
You might have the best idea in the world for a project that will make clients happy and profits for your company. But if you cannot line up the resources, it will never get off the ground.