The forces that are driving changes in perceptions in projects, in process and in how we work in teams are real, significant and not going away any time soon. The pressure to deliver—and do so quickly—is continuing to ramp up. That has some fundamental implications for organizations, how they think about projects and how they think about project management.
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The role of project management in developing a more sustainable economy and society is vital. You can help with a new survey.
Long thought to only be useful, beneficial and cost effective to larger firms, smaller businesses are also able to incorporate the advantages of a learning management system—a software application/service that helps organizations track, document, report and deliver educational courses and training programs to a workforce.
As our global world continues to shrink nearly proportionally to how technology tends to grow, so does our ability to exploit virtual environments to maximize economies of scale, reach broader audiences and make personal connections. This article discusses what PMs should consider when planning virtual training.
Core values can’t be seen on the balance sheet, but they can be one of the most valuable assets in an organization. They can guide strategic decisions, align processes, and positively influence behaviors. At Netflix, it’s called a “culture code.”
Building the right team for a project, especially when assumptions at the start are bad, relies on understanding people's motivations and mastering relationships between them. Working on a multi-country project, the author learned how to position herself as a leader by recognizing and accepting the diversity of people and being sensitive to the interests and feelings of all the team members.
Evidence is showing an extremely high rate of project failure, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better--particularly on projects that have many stakeholders involved, and those that require environmental assessments. What are we missing, and why aren’t our improvement methods working?
Corporate culture is critically important; it can be the glue that holds an organization together and is a powerful foundation. But that culture is a byproduct of how the organization behaves—not a driver of it.
We all thought that paper would disappear in the computer age, but if you look at some people’s offices, there's more than ever. Reducing the amount of paper is good for the environment, but how can project managers be effective in a paperless environment?