Technology is revolutionizing how we work--and it’s not just Big Data. Here are the five technology trends that will influence how you manage projects in the years to come.
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"Quality" is one of the most heavily used words in advertising and management. Like any popular concept, quality is in danger of losing its distinct contribution due to overuse. In the world of project management, robust quality management has a vital role to play. Let’s consider a few of the recent advances in the art and science of quality management...
Saving the world is a heavy undertaking. That's probably why many of us leave it to the superheroes of cartoon and screen to take on. Or the men and women of the armed forces, taking on the impossible while wearing blue berets. Whatever your preferred form of superhero, real or imagined, it probably isn't you. But maybe it's time to go get a cape...
Change orders are unavoidable in construction projects but they can be controlled and reduced by applying appropriate project planning tools and processes. In this study, the author focuses on the change order cost in a recently completed construction management at risk (CMR) project in order to examine the types of change orders, the magnitude and numbers of change orders, and conclude the lessons learned.
How do you break through white noise? How do you communicate to your audience that what you need them to do is important? What it boils down to is a thoughtful communication plan that includes a focus on people, process and technology.
What is truly important to keep in mind as we embark on a career path, no matter what stage of our life? This writer shares the story of a medical professional by relaying an interview with some valuable lessons on work--and life.
If health care is a business and patients are clients, it makes sense that business intelligence could lead to better, more effective medical treatment.
In events of seemingly unfavorable project outcomes, principles such as responsibility, fairness and honesty can help project managers uphold integrity and credibility with the client and team. Here, one PM practitioner shares an experience from the healthcare field.
Your company environment, that is. Not all efforts to reduce paper are one-size-fits-all, and will depend on the front-and-center goals of the organization.
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...