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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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?
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.
Need help on your first big work project? PMI Kickoff is a free digital learning tool that helps accidental or informal project managers kick off successful projects—from start to finish—in just 45 minutes.
Faced with a project that had no defined scope and no project manager, this practitioner took on the role. Since then, he has completed dozens of similar projects and worked out a reliable general process with five steps.
Projects are a pressure cooker. When life gets in the way, how can you stay calm to deliver your first projects like a seasoned professional?
New project managers won’t have as much familiarity with their team members. How do they overcome that and set themselves up for success?