Having someone on your team that you are friends with can seem like a great benefit. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous. You have to be conscious of how the relationship will be perceived—and how you need to manage it.
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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.
Your first project is about to kick off. How much knowledge and understanding should you have at this point? Not as much as you might think.
Dependencies are a critical part of project planning, but they aren’t always as clear cut as they may at first appear. A better understanding of hard and soft dependencies can help.
What is the difference between projects and operations work? Where do projects come from? This is the second article in a series that builds a foundation of project management knowledge. As we move forward, we look at the project lifecycle, the project charter and more!
Demographics are in favor of aspiring project managers, and the demand for project managers is likely to continue to grow. This new series will help new practitioners establish the fundamental foundation of project management knowledge.
Understanding the business context behind a project is important, but for first-time PMs there are a lot of benefits in taking that a step further.
This four-part series explores project management careers from various perspectives, starting with the new project manager. The series will explore options, suggestions and alternatives that are intended to provoke reflection on one’s own career—and suggestions for more choices.
Starting out in any career can be intimidating, but project managers can’t afford to succumb to that intimidation—ever. Impressions matter, and projecting confidence is the key to getting off on the right foot.
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.