It’s the end of the year, and you are one of the few who did not take vacation days. You are tired, and not feeling especially motivated, but you want to be productive. You want to put in an honest days work. What can you do?
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.
2016 is the year project management will finally get the “digital” prefix we’ve been eager to add for a few years now. Serious technological advancements, covering not only project and portfolio management software solutions, but also cloud storage devices, integrative cross-platform services, and the “bring your own device” to work trend are definitely reassuring that […]
In perfect 20/20 hindsight, Mary Carol realized that what the team was facing was a classic case of role conflict, and perhaps role ambiguity too. Two team members had just come to her to complain about a third team member. Although at first she was surprised, Mary Carol realized that she could have seen this […]
How to Lead Like it Matters I received a copy of this article and I thought, “There are some good ideas here, maybe I should write something about this.” Then I realized, I don’t need to write something about this, I just need to share it with you. Enjoy! How to Lead Like it Matters […]
Just recently I was asked to come up with 3 tips to help project managers just like you advance their careers. The goal was to review tips from various sources and then compile them into one article. Of course you want to know how to be a project manager and learn what project managers do. […]
In this article, Jason Westland shares 5 things that will help you start projects in a professional, organized way. If you?ve been asked to run a new project, congratulations! This is a great time. It?s an opportunity to set things up how you want them from the beginning, and potentially to meet some new people […]
A quick confession I ?grew up? in a waterfall world. All of my early projects used a waterfall methodology. Another way to describe this could be a step or stair step approach. We stepped through the phases. When we completed the initiation phase, we moved on to planning, then to design, then to construction. In […]
That’s my goal. I’m writing a book to help project professionals to get ahead in their careers. I know, you’re shocked. Why would Josh be writing a book about that? Doing It Lean – With You You also know I’m a big Lean enthusiast. Continuous feedback from your customers in any project is a key […]
Do people run away screaming when you ask them for recommendations on LinkedIn? Well you’re in luck. Watch this video and all your problems will be solved. Or at least this one. Aaaand maybe you’ll learn how LinkedIn recommendations can help you land your next project management role too.