Question: I understand that the organization needs to get team products and services to the customers to make a profit. However, putting extra pressure on teams to be faster seems to slow things down instead of having the desired effect. Is there a way that as a project manager I can intervene to get management its desired outcome and at the same time protect my team?
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Project managers are getting younger, and it’s not just because the rest of us are getting older. Is it problematic to have less experienced PMs? How do we expect younger and less experienced employees to gain that experience and understanding?
Project managers by nature are process driven, so bringing a PM into the mix of a startup that may not have established processes can be a culture shock. However, project managers can bring immense value to a startup and help the company execute on strategic goals more thoroughly.
Trying to be all things to all projects in all situations at all levels of complexity results in the needs of no one actually being addressed, and many being massively inconvenienced. What starts as big and complex simply gets worse over time. But there is a different and better way.
There aren't many aspects of work—or life in general—where a one-size-fits-all approach is appropriate today. Enter the concept of tailoring to ensure the best possible performance for your projects! Here we provide help with knowing where, how and when to tailor.
In order to keep up with emerging technologies, project management professionals must invest in updating their knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis. Are we about to witness the rise of the domain-specific PM?
Measurement has always been an essential part of project management success. The discipline has recently achieved even greater prominence as a project performance domain. Use these tips to refresh your measurement skills and increase performance.
Historically, project managers have generally taken one of two approaches to dealing with biases in team culture: They’ve either ignored them or they’ve tried to address them head on in an attempt to “overpower” them. Neither of these approaches works.
Key Transparency Index (KTI) of a Project Manager—A First Step Toward Designing a Mathematical Formulaby
Transparency is a key indicator that can lead to early identification of problems, quicker solutions and timely closure of a project. Is it possible to create a simple mathematical formula to set the bar high when you evaluate a project manager’s transparency?
The more important projects become, the more freedom teams need to deliver them. PMs are going to have to be comfortable operating without the “safety net” of a standardized process, because there is soon going to be an unlimited number of ways of working to deliver projects.