Leadership

How to Create The Best Task Lists Ever

How to Create The Best Task Lists Ever

“What should I be doing today?” one of my team members asked me. I couldn’t believe that he didn’t know! This was an experienced, professional member of a software development team. This person had used Agile project management techniques in the past to plan his own workload and yet was coming to me to...

Essential Elements of Leadership

By Andrea A. Breazeale Now more than ever before the topic of leadership is at the forefront of organizational strategy. Companies want to ensure that their managers are effective leaders. In the news we hear about leaders in education, politics and even athletics. Indeed, “leadership” is big business. A Google search on the word...

Being a Personal Business Analysis Center of Excellence

Being a Personal Business Analysis Center of Excellence

Written by  Aaron Whittenberger  I am often asked how to best go about a particular business analysis scenario; how to do a particular technique. Usually the person is asking more than just best practices, but looking for a short-cut or one-size-fits-all process to go about doing business analysis. I hate to break it to you…there...

5 Tips For Better Lessons Learned

5 Tips For Better Lessons Learned

“When is the lessons learned meeting?” I asked a colleague who had just finished a difficult project. She looked at me blankly. “Oh, one of them,” she said eventually. “I don’t bother with those. They just turn into an opportunity to criticize my working style.” A lessons learned meeting is what you hold at...

Empower Teamwork And Creativity

By Connie R Timpson Do you empower your team to be creative? Do you believe that some people on your team swam perfect laps in the creative-gene pool and others swam in the “free-style” lane? Or, could you be closing the “break through” creativity lane, without realizing it? We all know that successful businesses...

7 Steps to Project Planning Acceleration

By Roberto Toledo, MBA, PMP What’s a reasonable amount of time to devote to planning a project? I use this rule of thumb: If it is a low-uncertainty project (i.e., we’ve completed another with similar conditions in the past, with known technology and firm assumptions), devote at least 10 percent of the expected duration of...

The Changing Tides of Time

The Changing Tides of Time

Written by  Richard Lannon Over the next 10 years, 200,000 small business owners in Canada alone will turn 65 and want to retire. This number does not include their employees, mid to large businesses, corporations and public organizations. When you add all of those together this clearly becomes a critical issue with major impacts and...

Implementing Organizational Project Management

A growing number of organizations have embraced organizational project management (OPM) in an effort to increase performance and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Research shows that a successful OPM strategy is dependent upon strong project management methodology – one that aligns organizational goals across the portfolio of projects. An effective project management...

5 Project Team Challenges And How To Fix Them

5 Project Team Challenges And How To Fix Them

I bet your project team always works together effectively, and they love coming to the office to spend time with each other. Right? Well, if you agreed, you’d be a project manager in the minority! Most project teams go through some challenging times. There’s conflict in every working environment as different personalities and experts...

What Does Innovation Have To Do With Project Management?

By Ammar W. Mango A lot, and definitely more than meets the eyes of some project managers, who see their role as delivering the project per specs. Innovation is at the core of every project. By definition, a project is undertaken to create a “unique” outcome. Unique means never ever done before and will...



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