The work breakdown structure is fundamental to project execution. When we expend insufficient time and develop inadequate detail on the WBS, the project will yield poor results and we can expect to see last-minute identification of critical elements. Here we look in greater detail at this essential tool.
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Project managers have never had it so good. Much of their administrative work is now handled by automated tools, freeing up a significant number of hours. How is that time best utilized?
There very well could be a goldmine buried inside your career history. By unearthing it, you can find relevant experiences that will help you open up new career opportunities and achieve future goals.
As things grow in size, scale and complexity, you have to learn to grow with them. And that's where we usually run into our first problem: How do we learn any of this? This practitioner reflects on the most essential perspectives and skills that determine what it takes to get projects done.
As ProjectManagement.com celebrates its 20th anniversary, Mark Mullaly—who has been a contributor since our very first year—shares insights that he would most want his younger self to know, appreciate and learn from.
Although it’s true that not every attribute can be quantitatively measured, leveraging PMI’s three processes makes sense when defining a quality project manager.
PM training is focused on the mechanics of the skills you need, not an overview of project management and the role of the PM. That’s a problem. Does anyone actually tell new project managers what their job is?
Leaders are made, not born. Here, leadership development expert Al Bolea discusses the two crucial “gateways” into leadership mastery … the importance of aligning your message and performance metrics … and the problem of “serial reorganizers” who create “zombie syndrome.”
Ask any project manager about the training they got on PM skills, and chances are they’ll tell you it left a lot to be desired. That’s not because the training was bad, just that it doesn’t always work that way in the real world.
We received dozens of questions during our April 2016 Book Club webinar for What to Do When You're New: How to Be Comfortable, Confident, and Successful in New Situations. We didn’t have time to answer them all, so the author has selected a few additional questions for response below.