“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 […]
Category Archives: Lessons Learned
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 […]
Shifts in Project Management Post COVID-19
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 […]
Turn Your Disagreeing Team Into A High Performing Team
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
Psychology for Project Managers
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.
Build Your Project Management Bag of Tricks
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 Procrastinate? Read this Now!
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.
Shifting to Remote Work? Consider these Tips.
Optimize communication at a distance with your multigenerational team, by using the right tools, from video conferencing to chat and instant messaging. Have patience and compassion, there will be mistakes and challenges. And know that you and your team can still be effective, productive, and successful.
Surviving the New Virtual Work World: We can do this people. We will do this people!
For most of us, work has not been cancelled, but seeing people face-to-face is rapidly going on hold. All around the globe streaming services are looking forward to increased membership, and introverts are breathing a sigh of relief. Not everyone is ready for this. We need to help one another, and here is how.
An Incomplete List of Why Scope Creep Happens (and How Project Management Can Help)
Scary “ghost” stakeholders, lack of decision makers and endless revisions. These are just some of the causes of scope creep. Read on to learn about eight potential sources of scope creep, and the antidotes that will help you get your scope under control and your project back on track.