We all utilize project management skills like planning and task management in our "real" lives, but there are six PM skills that go much deeper than that—from discipline to focused urgency. Read how they can be utilized in your personal life.
Many aspects of project management appear tedious and boring. Creating visual scenarios transforms your project into a memorable adventure that has lasting impact—and creates stronger bonds among team members. Here are five story vision examples to use in your next project.
A lot of the things we have to understand as project managers seem more complicated than they actually are. But it's remarkably easy to find examples that everyone can relate to—just use your everyday life experiences.
As agile approaches grow in popularity and enter new areas of operation, the demand for people with agile experience and skillsets increases. To fulfill that demand, it may be time to rethink the ‘ideal’ agile candidate, focusing on capabilities not IT backgrounds.
Successful program managers create an atmosphere where team members aren’t afraid if they fail early and adjust. In return, they expect transparency, honesty, loyalty, engagement and alignment on objectives. By encouraging input from everyone, they bring out the best in their teams.
Instead of driving the completion of tasks, project leaders should point teams in the right direction and empower them to deliver positive results. Good teams become great when they have the resources needed to succeed, the flexibility to innovate, and the ownership to grow.
"Ambition is like a frog sitting on a Venus Flytrap. The flytrap can bite and bite, but it won't bother the frog because it only has little tiny plant teeth. But some other stuff could happen and it could be like ambition."