Category Archives for Thoughts for Project Managers

Three Kinds of Stupid: Avoid Project Failure | Video

Three Kinds of Stupid - Avoid Project Failure

In a recent video, I talked about being a Smarter Project Manager. Now I look at the three things that people regard as particularly stupid.

Continue reading...

Three Concepts to Make You a Smarter Project Manager | Video

Three Concepts to Make You a Smarter Project Manager

One of my favorite books is John Brockman’s ‘This will Make you Smarter’. Here are 3 less well-known concepts that will make you a smarter Project Manager.

Continue reading...

Discovery Mode: Cheese or Owl? | Video

Discovery Mode - Cheese or Owl?

If you want your team to solve problems more effectively, you need to get them into Discovery Mode. Put another way, is it to be Cheese or Owl?

Continue reading...

Get to Grips with Project Politics | Video

Get to Grips with Project Politics

As a Project Manager, you need to get to grips with Project Politics. But you may say:’I’m a Project Manager; not a Politician.’ Well, you’re both!

Continue reading...

COVID-19: A 7-Step Response Plan for Project Managers

COVID-19: A 7-Step Response Plan for Project Managers

The spread of the Coronavirus infection COVID-19 is now global. It is starting to look like many countries could see massive disruption.

Continue reading...

Handling Contradictions – How Well do you Cope with Uncertainty? | Video

Handling Contradictions

Handling contradictions is a challenge of project management. You need to be able to make decisions, even when you are uncertain about a situation.

Continue reading...

Should Your Project Have a Second Project Phase? | Video

End or Extend - Should Your Project have a Second Project Phase?

You’ve delivered your project. But now your client/sponsor wants a second project phase. How can you integrate this into your project?

Continue reading...

Ahead of the Curve: A Critical Assessment of PMI’s Pulse of the Profession 2020

Ahead of the Curve: A Critical Assessment of PMI's Pulse of the Profession 2020

This year’s PMI Pulse of the Profession Report is titled: ‘Ahead of the Curve: Forging a Future-Focused Culture’. Two things stand out.

Continue reading...

Who’s to Blame when Your Project goes Wrong? | Video

Who's to Blame when Your Project goes Wrong? | Video

When things go wrong, who’s fault is it? Who is to blame? These are common questions for Project Managers, so this short video is ESSENTIAL viewing!

Continue reading...

Packing for the Future – What to Pack | Video

Packing for the Future

The Past is a Foreign Country… and so is the future. So, what should you bring when you are packing for the future? Eight things a project manager needs.

Continue reading...
>