In the fast-paced environment of project management, it can be easy to get lost in tasks and deadlines and thus forget to prioritize your personal health. In fact, this is a struggle in the larger world of work, as CNBC reports low levels of employee well-being due to heavy workloads, long hours, and workplace stress. While […]
“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated by it is optional.” – Roger Crawford Life is full of challenges. If nothing in life is ever challenging for you, be concerned. Be concerned that you are either not really participating in life or that you are not really acknowledging the challenges that come your way. […]
Picture this: a project manager walks into a room to facilitate his first meeting with a new team. After 90 minutes, the meeting ends, but the aftermath is less than desirable. The director of the project office is worried about another bad hire, the technical lead is disappointed in the project manager’s lack of organizational […]
“If past history were all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.” – Warren Buffet. It was the beginning of the semester, and our professor explained the requirements for our class paper. He was on a bit of a tear, addressing one of his pet peeves: “…And do NOT write me […]
“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 […]
By Luke Smith Is there an aspect of work that COVID-19 has not changed? For project managers, likely not. New processes for remote work, changes in company structure and composition, and trends in management strategies overall will define the modern workplace. But project managers can successfully navigate these shifts. With the tools and strategies available […]
Why was Joe putting so much effort into the decision-making process and the outcome of that process? He had a high-performing team. This was a team that worked well together and met challenging goals. A team who could argue and then break into laughter. This time the team felt a bit more passionate about the issue at hand. The divide seemed a bit deeper than during any of their previous disagreements
A successful project manager is expected to be able to deal with all these aspects of human behaviour, to take them into account in his project management and steer accordingly. Hence, a project manager must not only be well versed in project management methods, economic issues, economic goals and project organisation, but also in psychological aspects of human cooperation within the project environment.
Hire good project managers. And teach them how you manage projects in your organization. You need good people, and good processes for project management success.
Do you know what causes you to procrastinate? Learn about your triggers and time wasters and energy vampires so that you can create a strategy that keeps you on track.