When is "new" good, and when is it just a fad? Sometimes, new processes and approaches may seem appealing and effective simply because they’re new and optimistically presented--and we haven’t yet been faced with examples of where they’ve been perverted and compromised.
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Managing projects that are behind schedule while also dealing with requests from staff for time off or to leave early for a holiday event is a difficult balancing act. How do you ensure project success and high staff morale during this crunch?
International Institute of Business Analysis and Agile Alliance seek feedback from users of new Agile Extension to BABOK Guide.
Congratulations! You’ve made it into the ranks of project management practitioners! This seasoned practitioner shares some of the crucial lessons he has learned over the years to help you on your exciting journey.
New project managers are exposed to conflicting guidance. Recommendations often appear to be at odds, so what is the new PM to do? Let’s examine the basics so we can make an informed decision...
New project managers tend to rely on standard processes and techniques. That might seem like a good approach, but it really isn’t.
Given that one PM's challenges are unlikely to be someone else's challenges--and everyone’s circumstances will be different--are there any truly universal suggestions we can provide for the new practitioner project manager? How do you know what tips will be useful and which will be redundant or misinterpreted?
When you are a new practitioner—especially if you are a new graduate—you may fall into the credential trap. It’s the belief that earning one more degree, credential or certification will skyrocket your career. There are a few other significant ways that new practitioners can initially keep growing.
As a new practitioner, there is one thing you can count on: continuous change. It is something you must address throughout your career as a program or project manager.
It is said that an old dog can’t learn new tricks, but can a new PM practitioner learn new tricks from one with over 30 years of experience? Let's find out...