A manager was suffering through a “project” in crisis--but it was not a project that he was managing at his office. The project is crisis was himself. Despite having three decades of project experience, he didn't have a risk response plan at the ready. That's when his project manager brain got to work...
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Does a project delay of a few days really matter? Yes! Schedule delays are often treated as no big deal, but that’s a dangerous approach. We need to view the schedule as a guideline, not as a weapon.
A timely research report identifies the professional skills, experience and education levels that employers are seeking in digital project manager candidates — a rapidly growing role in web-centric organizations ranging from advertising agencies to software developers.
Our thought process relies on pattern recognition, categorization and prediction, and we tend to search for pathways we have followed in the past. This “efficiency rut” can limit the flow of ideas. Here are 5 keys to unlocking your innate creativity, from cultivating a resilience to failure, to silencing our tendency to predict results.
Leadership is one of the most critical skills for new project managers, but how do you know if you’re doing a good job?
Projects are full of data points that provide some indication of how different aspects of the work are going. But leadership isn’t binary; it isn’t right or wrong. What does leadership success look like? Here are some clues to gauge your performance.
Development paths for new project managers used to be straightforward, but now it’s not so easy. Project management is changing, and with that change has to come an evolution in how new PMs are trained and developed.
Are you spending too much time updating plans? New project managers are taught a number of disciplines to help them succeed, but they’re not often given any guidance on how long to spend doing those things.
Lots of people tell you what you should do, but here are some things not to do—advice from someone who made all the mistakes in the book, but eventually learned from them.
Organizations must go beyond the resume to identify project and program managers whose capabilities align with their needs. An effective hiring process requires precise definitions of job responsibilities that can be matched to specific skill sets, as well as a structured assessment of personality traits.