I recently sat down with the book Stakeholder-led Project Management by Louise M. Worsley and wanted to share my thoughts and take-aways from her book.
There are 4 meeting sins that you should definitely avoid. Gerry Lewis’s book Shine discusses what they are and how to avoid them.
Gary Lloyd sent me a copy of his book Business Leadership for IT Projects to read and review. Here are my takeaways and thoughts about it.
Normally when I read books to review I take notes as I go. But I have read The Power of Slow a couple of times, and I don’t have any notes on it. I think I just got sucked in to the book, and read it fast, which was probably not the point. Christine Louise…
A brilliant project leader will have solid project management expertise and be able to plan and deliver their projects with confidence and assurance.
Here’s my Must-Read Reading List for some great pointers on the skills, process and experience of engaging people and working together, whether your job is to lead or to follow. Twelve excellent books to add to your project management bookshelf.
Communication remains critical in a changing environment, both in laying the groundwork for the change and for ensuring people know what is happening.
Find out how to health check your projects in this interview with Peter Taylor (The Lazy Project Manager).
Learn more about social project management and how collaboration on projects is affected by the social tools we have available to us. I interview Peter Taylor, otherwise known as The Lazy Project Manager, to understand how we can balance collaboration with the centralised governance required in order to deliver successful projects in today’s workplace.
Leading Effective Virtual Teams is one of the harder books I have had to review, but one of the easiest to read. It’s very practical, and the format makes it possible to dip in to get some advice on what’s bothering your team wherever you are in the project management life cycle. Read the whole review here.
Trust matters because it helps build a resilient project team. Trust helps get things done. Trusted team members not only do only what is asked, but what the project needs them to do, because they know that the project manager will trust their decisions and actions. Trust is a shortcut to better working relationships and…
Here are 3 book recommendations for managing teams on projects, or more specifically, getting the right mindset to succeed in a team environment.