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Project Management Leadership

Project Ownership

Filed under Books, Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

I am reading a new book called Projectegrity by Rick Valerga and it’s turning out to be a very good read. Rick has a lot of very wise things to say about the right way to lead projects, with some awesome examples to illustrate the concepts. For example, I love his use of Chesley “Sully” […]

Are You Stuck at 95% Complete?

Filed under Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

At the weekly status meeting, things seem to be progressing well. Several team members report some of their many tasks at 95% complete. ?They have had other priorities and have to focus on something else for awhile, but they are almost done. The Next Week Again, things seem to be going very well. ?Many more […]

Your Customers Don’t Care

Filed under Leadership, Requirements, Scope | Posted by PMStudent

I was in a local cafe the other day working on a Kanban training course I’ll be making available sometime soon. I grabbed the usual coffee for fuel and then a sugar avalanche of a toffee bar caught my eye. And I bought it. Because I have no impulse control whatsoever. I chewed the first […]

Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya.

Filed under Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

You interfered with the productivity of my project team member. Prepare to die. I saw this as a twitter status on my #agile view recently and couldn’t resist doing a blog post with this theme from The Princess Bride. ?It’s a topic I’m very passionate about. (Productivity that is. Well, I like the movie too!) […]

The 8 Habits of Highly Effective Project Managers

Filed under Career, Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

Do you want to be a successful project manager? Me too.? I’m actually a bit obsessed with it. As I work with my project teams, more and more ideas keep coming out to enhance our ability to deliver successful projects. I also study how the most successful project managers I know in various industries are […]

Dear project manager, you suck.

Filed under Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

AND Pawel wrote an interesting blog post titled How to Suck as a Project Manager that sparked this topic for ?me. ?In that post, Pawel spoke specifically about how keeping procedures is the least important part of the project manager’s role. ?I have found this to be true as well. I know many people who […]