The career most people pursue requires a compromise, but does project management need to be more than a job? Our craft requires too much commitment from the people doing it—and personal investment in the work. Is it more than just a paycheck to you?
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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.
As a project manager, you are seen as someone who can influence and support the careers of others. That’s a privilege, and a responsibility. Make sure you know how to handle it.
New PMs often have a lot of questions they think are weird—questions that can be difficult to ask. In this article, the author reaches into his mailbag to explore a trio of questions raised by our readership on sticky situations faced by project managers.
Project management credentials have proliferated. This creates problems for project management professionals and hiring managers alike. How can they compare or rank one over another? And what does this mean for our future development?
The certification debate continues within the project management community. What is the return on investment of certification? To answer that question, let’s look at opinions and opposing sides from various experts.
With all the effort and attention we spend on getting stakeholders and teams to accept change, how much attention are we paying to ourselves? Here’s a guide to examining your own response to change, which will, in turn, sharpen the context and understanding you share with others.
Too much stress not only prevents you from functioning, it can have profound long-term health impacts. And new PMs in particular don’t have the experience to fall back on to assure them that things will be alright. How can we prevent this damaging buildup?
Are you ready for your first commercial project management job as you transition from the military? It seems the more years we serve in the military, the harder it is to transition from the service. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Putting out fires is an all-too-common job requirement for many project managers. If you are struggling with resolving conflicts on your team, here are some tips for turning those emotionally charged disputes into productive conversations.