Project Management is a ‘learning endeavor’. That is, when you do it properly, you learn from every experience. And, as we start a New Year, I want to share ten of the most valuable Project Management lessons I have learned over the years.
Projects go wrong all the time. And one mindset is to look for blame. It’s rarely helpful. This article will go out on New Year’s eve, 2018. So, I wanted to do a short, thoughtful note to leave you with something to think about for the coming year. Who’s to Blame when Your Project Goes […]
This article is published on Christmas Eve, 2018. It seems a good time to focus on two things: project management truths and humor. So, I’d like to combine them in a short, light article. I know some of my readers take time off at this time of year. But others don’t. So, I hope you’ll […]
Handling stakeholder objections is an unavoidable part of life as a Project Manager. It ought to be one of my Project Management Rules. Resistance is Inevitable. Because, the reality is that, if you ever want to innovate, create, or change something, there is one thing you need to be ready for: resistance. Resistance is a […]
Here’s a topic to get every Project Manager’s heart racing: project documentation. We know we need it, but it’s hardly a favorite! The danger, of course, is that your project documentation fails to get the attention it deserves. Because getting essential documents right is vital. So, you need to make it one of your top […]
One of the joys of Project Management is the constant need for problem-solving. The novelty and uncertainty of a project environment constantly throw up surprises. So, a Project Manager needs to be adept at solving problems. In this article, we look at problem-solving and offer you a structured, systematic approach.
The Grief Cycle is the root source of much of our understanding of change in organizations, personal change, and how to manage change. It has a well-known acronym: DABDA. So, what is the Grief Cycle? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
I’ve been involved in training Project Managers for over 20 years. And there are some project management questions I get asked time and time again. Most often, it’s by students in a live training session. But, more recently, I’ve been seeing the same sorts of question crop up online. Not surprisingly, these questions have informed […]
Estimating project work package times and the times it will take to build products or deliverables is one of the most difficult parts of Project Management. One great tool is Planning Poker. It comes from the world of Agile Project management, and Scrum, but is far more widely applicable. So, what is Planning Poker? Dr […]
When we did our roundup of the 50 best Project Management Blogs in 2017 it quickly became one of our most popular posts. You folks do like reading about project management! And that’s great. But shift happens. Things change. So, it’s time to refresh our list and put up a new one, in good time […]