Are you working in a “what” or a “how” organization? The latter makes it difficult for a business analyst to make an impact on value creation. A career-minded BA should aim to work for a “what” enterprise, where there will be high-level opportunities to identify, prioritize and align business objectives with capabilities.
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Whether you are a project leader or a team member, your relationships with others will probably be the most important factor in your own success, not to mention the success of the initiatives you work on. Here are 12 common traps that can damage relationships. Avoid them at all cost.
As we continue to work remotely and with virtual teams, the number of meetings has increased tremendously. How can we have meetings that are not only productive, but also an efficient use of time? Here are 15 tips to help!
As project leaders and practitioners, we should always be looking for better approaches and techniques to improve our productivity. Here are two “hacks” designed to streamline your email system, and a third to prioritize your daily task list.
When you are charged with leading a team of your peers or former peers, the right combination of resources makes all the difference. The following techniques — which incorporate personality, encouragement, engagement and feedback — should be at the core of every peer leader's approach.
All project management offices are not created equal, and the perception of a PMO’s value within an organization will greatly influence a project manager’s decision to pursue a position in it. Here are five concerns that could discourage a project manager from seeking a PMO-related role, and why these unappealing factors still might provide opportunities to grow.
After you get certified, there is still a great deal to learn about working as a project manager. Use these simple tips to further your new career.
Project management continues to be an ever-changing dynamic, influenced by technology, globalization and lessons learned from past and current practices. Here are five important trends that successful organizations are incorporating into their project management practices.
You have mastered the use of plans and processes, but a modern project manager must resolve to go beyond execution, consider the big picture, and contribute to business value. Here are five resolutions to take your professional development to the next level in 2016.
A new benchmark study identifies the top five challenges for project managers and finds that they are all related to organizational issues, including managing benefits realization, planning strategically, championing and managing change, managing project risks, and communicating.