Successful leaders don't just communicate to inform; they also communicate to influence and inspire. Business jargon and buzzwords won't cut it. Teams crave clarity of vision, and whether you are heading an organization or a project, you must take a critical look at how your words are crafted and received.
Too many organizations approve more projects than they can reliably deliver. They need an integrated view of all projects that goes beyond the large scale transformation initiatives to include smaller, often hidden efforts. Then they can better prioritize, manage and commit to a realistic work volume.
by Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM, Roger Firestien, PhD
Brainstorming is a recognized idea-generating tool and it certainly has a home in project management. The more ideas you generate, the greater your chances are of coming up with good ideas. Follow these guidelines for a productive brainstorming session.
Managing projects in highly competitive and changing circumstances requires us to understand complexity thinking and put it into practice. Traditional project management techniques are based on our desire to decompose work into simple, easily managed components. Yet sometimes, more creative solutions emerge from teams operating on the edge of chaos. The trick is to know when to apply traditional project management techniques, and when to live on the edge.