Margaret Meloni shares her path to project manager and how others can create their own path and stay on top of their priorities.
If you want to annoy your new boss and co-workers, walk in and assume that you know what is best. Let them know that their way is the old way. Or perhaps get to know their organizational culture and then make suggestions.
Do you love this time of year or do you dread it? Your holiday experience can be really upsetting, tiring and stressful OR your holiday season can truly be one of peace and joy. The choice is up to YOU. Your thoughts and actions during this time will define your holiday experience. You cannot control […]
I recently came across a statistic that states that 50% of all Project Management Offices (PMOs) fail. It seemed high to me. But when I reflected on my own personal experience in setting up two different PMO’s I can tell you that my experience supports that statistic. One PMO was successful and one PMO was […]
“In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” – Warren Buffett If a captain is supposed to go down with his ship, does a project manager have to sink with his failing project? The expression that a captain is supposed to go down with […]
What is the most important body of knowledge? That is a question someone could ask you on a job interview. I know because I have asked the question when I have interviewed candidates and I have been on the receiving end of the question as a job candidate. It may seem like a trick question […]
We all know that gathering lessons learned is a best practice and part of our professional responsibility. But that doesn’t mean that we all do it. If the reason you do not is because you don’t know exactly HOW to conduct a lessons learned session or you think conducting a lessons learned session is too […]
Do you struggle with this too? It can take different forms: ‘Doing it yourself’ when it would be better to let someone else handle it. Gold plating, which is adding more features because you think they are ‘cool’. Putting extra effort towards something other than your product without any potential value to the customer. And […]
Guest post by?Dr. Ian Clarkson Why do projects fail? Problems can manifest from anywhere on a project but there are several elements of a project that if managed poorly could mean that the project may fail to deliver: Poor sponsorship If the people at the top are not supportive this will severely hamper or even […]
I have learned sooooo much over the past decade that I’ve been managing projects. So when Terrell asked for sharing lessons learned, I was all over it. My blog and project management training pretty much are my lessons learned from over the years. ?The great thing about having written this blog for 5 years now […]