Many project managers start their careers with informal projects, which are managed without using any formal structure, approach or control. Is that an appropriate first step for a potential PM?
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New research shows that organizations can motivate young project professionals by providing a transparent career path that enables personal growth and development—and demonstrates how projects act as motivators for them.
Deciding to take a PM course may not be an obvious choice for students—and may be a hard sell. Positioning project management as a way to learn about life skills can change the perception students may have—and set them up for success.
Many organizations assign their smallest projects to new project managers. That has advantages...but also limitations.
The trade-off between project delivery time and quality often depends on the specific requirements and constraints of the project, but this is not always something that’s properly assessed. When push comes to shove and you have to decide, which side should you pick?
The sooner that a PM can recognize that not all delays are created equal—and figure out which ones need action taken—the greater the chance of project success. When do you need to start worrying?
New project managers are provided foundational training that they are told will help them succeed. But how many experienced PMs actually do things that way? When can we start changing our approach?
Despite agile’s rise in popularity, there are still some detractors. There are also several myths and misconceptions about the traditional way of doing project management. Guess what? We need both approaches!
Ever hear a project manager say "Everything is critical!" about a schedule's tasks? Don't make that mistake. Understanding the mechanics of critical path is a crucial hard skill that PMs need to master early in their careers.
As the number of projects being undertaken continues to increase, the demand for project managers remains high. But what do individuals need to do to ensure they have the skills needed to become a PM? The answer is a lot harder than the question.