Yes, you need to understand project management. Master those technical aspects of creating a schedule and a budget, and leading your team to clearly define the project scope. If you want to be more than an administrator, it is all about people.
Category Archives: Leadership
A pmStudent Crossover Episode: Terry Tucker and Sustainable Excellence
Today on pmStudent we have a ‘crossover’ episode. On some of your favorite TV series or even in some movies, there are episodes or scenes where two different sets of storylines or characters collide. Margaret Meloni, your pmStudent community leader happily teaches you how to be the best project manager that you can be. And, […]
One Small Change One Big Deal
“How could changing a few words in one simple sentence lead to such an uproar?” June thought, incredulous at how upset some of her members were with her. All she had done was update a sentence or two in one of the high-level requirements. It had been a last-minute change that she included just before […]
Delegation Tips for Project Managers
A project manager is undoubtedly one of the busiest persons in an organization. What makes a project manager so busy? Everything which is required for the success of the project falls under the PM’s umbrella. This makes the to-do list never-ending. Everything right from project kickoff to project closure is definitely the PM’s job. So, […]
Morale Building Involves Mind, Body and Spirit
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. – John Holmes When your morale needs a boost, what makes you feel better? Hopefully you know at least one individual who helps you feel better when your spirits are lagging. That go-to person who always helps clear away the […]
Introducing the Ivy Podcast
You might already be a fan of the Ivy Podcast. Many people are. The Ivy Podcast specializes in providing lessons learned from executives across multiple industries.. Topics include innovation and strategy, digital transformation, company culture, and of course, project management! Earlier this month, I was invited by Fred Obiero, one of the hosts of the […]
Are YOU Taking Credit FROM the Team or WITH the Team?
“A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” – Arnold H. Glasgow You and your project team just completed the most challenging project ever undertaken in the history of your organization. It is definitely time to celebrate. And recognition for this accomplishment […]
Who is Your First Chair?
“An orchestra full of stars can be a disaster.” – Kurt Masur An orchestra has a conductor and a first chair or concertmaster. There is considerable recognition and prestige that come with being the conductor or with being the first chair. In dysfunctional situations, each might consider his or herself to be the star of […]
5 Tips to Help You Ask your Team to Work Overtime
5 Tips to Help You Ask your Team to Work Overtime Contributed by Ashley Wilson When project deadlines are tight, you might have to ask your employees to work overtime, which isn’t always an easy task. Your request puts even more pressure on your team. To help you minimize this risk and promote a healthy […]
The BEST Way to Deliver Bad News
“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.” Colin Powell Delivering bad news does not have to be scary. Unfortunately, your best customer who is the sponsor for the project you manage just placed a freeze on all future project work. This is a big deal. One-quarter of your organization’s projected earnings for the next […]