The trade-off between project delivery time and quality often depends on the specific requirements and constraints of the project, but this is not always something that’s properly assessed. When push comes to shove and you have to decide, which side should you pick?
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The sooner that a PM can recognize that not all delays are created equal—and figure out which ones need action taken—the greater the chance of project success. When do you need to start worrying?
New project managers are provided foundational training that they are told will help them succeed. But how many experienced PMs actually do things that way? When can we start changing our approach?
Despite agile’s rise in popularity, there are still some detractors. There are also several myths and misconceptions about the traditional way of doing project management. Guess what? We need both approaches!
Ever hear a project manager say "Everything is critical!" about a schedule's tasks? Don't make that mistake. Understanding the mechanics of critical path is a crucial hard skill that PMs need to master early in their careers.
As the number of projects being undertaken continues to increase, the demand for project managers remains high. But what do individuals need to do to ensure they have the skills needed to become a PM? The answer is a lot harder than the question.
When project teams are buried in the details of their work, it’s easy for them to forget that they are producing solutions for real people. PMs need to help them remember.
If you’re currently working in a corporate environment, chances are you’ve found yourself managing a project even if it wasn’t part of your job description. Maybe it's time to consider becoming an “official” project manager—and these steps can help with the transition.
The sooner a project manager can become comfortable with effective and appropriate delegating, the better—but it's not an easy skill to master. These six tips can help.
Finding the right projects for new PMs to lead is critical, but what constitutes that ideal first project? The perfect project for one PM might not be the perfect project for another—but there are some characteristics that we can look for.