How can companies foster collaboration between business analysts and quality assurance professionals? New research recommends three steps to strengthen alignment between these complementary roles — and improve project outcomes.
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A forsaken Peruvian metro project is revived through a carefully coordinated public-private partnership and ample transparency.
For experienced PMs, sometimes the hardest job is to go right back to the very basic stuff. So how can you maximize your chances of success? And how do we manage team members who have absolutely no experience or understanding of project work?
To look into the future--more often than not--you must first look back. But if we are to do that and look ahead to envision what the future of project management might look like 10, 20 or even 100 years from now, looking at how the past envisioned the future may help point us in the right direction and show us where that journey into the future is headed. So what did the future look like, in the past?
If your project has adversaries, participants who are hostile or reluctant to contribute, it can damage team cohesion and threaten the outcome. You must confront the problem early on, taking steps to win them over to allies, minimize their negative impact, or remove them from the effort entirely.
How do good leaders “put the kibosh” on bad ideas? By knowing how to reject or redirect them in a constructive, collaborative manner — without rejecting the person. Here are six practical tips for handling this tricky situation with patience and panache.
A project manager has to make sure that stakeholders’ demands are aligned with the project’s objectives. Here are five steps that can help you perform this balancing act and ensure a successful project outcome.
Just as project managers have some fundamental expectations of team members, they have some fundamental expectations of you. These should be the minimum we strive for on both sides. Here we take a look at some of the important expectations on both sides of the equation.
There is no “Holy Grail” for managing a project, but there are certain fundamentals that can influence your results for the better, more often than not. From upfront discovery session to holistic communication throughout the life of the project, here are nine steps that can make you a better project manager.
If you look carefully, you will see things that are wrong all around you--from the office to the city to the world. But what can a project manager do to enact change and make things better? Here’s a hint: start small.