Organizations are always looking to improve strategic decision-making, but that can be a very difficult thing to achieve. However, there are ways to gain an advantage—and recognizing that decision-making is a team sport is one of them.
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When a relative needed help finding a missing dog, this practitioner jumped into action and relied on her project management skills to lead the search. Read about the valuable lessons learned from this “real life” project.
AI can’t replace human interaction or discussion, but several easy-to-use tools can help surface issues and synthesizing data that require a project team’s attention, discussion and action. This can be particularly helpful when it comes to making the most of agile retrospectives.
Midway through the year is a good time to review business and project results in a constructive, positive manner. Rather than dwell on disappointments, the main purpose should be to prioritize, refocus, and commit to improving the work for the remainder of the year.
While painful, spectacular failures are also worthwhile nuggets to help both yourself and others learn from mistakes. Instead of being stubborn, consider the following tips so you can help others and avoid a repeat performance.
Art works because of structure, process and honesty. If we want our projects to truly deliver results that we care about, we should take lessons from the world of the arts and apply them to our own projects and organizations.
With all of the effort placed on retrospectives and post-mortems, why are so many documented lessons learned from a project stuffed away and never looked at again? We need a streamlined process that mitigates making the same mistakes over and over.
Read how project management techniques turned a dream of walking the Himalayas into a memorable experience for one PM, who braved flight delays, tattered soles and a terrifying taxi ride to accomplish his mission.
Your backlog of projects and never-ending list of things to do far outpaces the capacity of the teams to deliver on them. What is a program manager to do? Follow these tips to help restore order.
After reflecting on the long history of a pro sports team’s failure to win a championship, this project manager saw many parallels in the mistakes he made leading a software team. Are you committing these five fouls?