Learn what makes a team virtual – it’s not what you might think! Location and technology shape how virtual teams come together to do great work.
Psychological noise in communication can hinder our projects. Learn about different types of noise and how to overcome them to be understood.
Find out what you can do when your team doesn’t believe in your project schedule. You’ll know when this happens because the dates you’ve set go whizzing by…and no one cares. This article will help you and your team get back on track (and back on the same page).
Learn about 5 common pitfalls facing project managers, and how you can avoid them tripping you up. Even a tiny mistake on your end could cost the organization a lot of money, or worse still, the entire project, so it’s worth understanding what you can do to stop those issues happening to you.
In this guest article by Nick Nuss, he gives 5 tips on how to lead your manager and navigate your way to success.
It’s easy to find examples of high-profile projects that fail. The ones that hit the papers are often public sector projects because their audits and budgets are more open to scrutiny. Here are some high-profile failed projects: Following an internal review, Multiplex, the Australian development company responsible for the reconstruction of the Wembley Stadium, became…
Learn how you can better work with virtual teams with these tips pulled from the book Virtual Leadership by Penny Pullan. Find out what I thought of the book and how it can help you ditch unproductive conference calls for truly successful virtual work.
Learn why it’s not important to learn the latest hot social media tools that new entrants are using in their personal lives, but to understand that when these people start working in project teams, they will not only be comfortable with social media tools – they will expect and demand that those tools are used. A great guest contribution about the power of social technologies!
What are the three characteristics required to lead a project successfully? Find out what Colin Ellis says makes up the Conscious Project Leader model in this book review. It’s a great book!
Dr. Mike Clayton offers some sage advice to new project managers and what they should focus on. Very helpful information for both the new project manager and the seasoned one.
Learn why IT departments risk accidentally (or deliberately) blocking business change and how other teams risk missing the technical implications of what they want to do, such as data security. Technical project teams are key to driving forward business transformation, and only when ‘the business’ works together as one will we see the best benefits being realised from change. How do you think about your IT team?
This is an edited extract from my book Customer-Centric Project Management, co-authored with Phil Peplow (Routledge, 2012). As any project manager will know, projects do not exist in a vacuum. They are created from the need to fulfil an organizational objective such as generating more revenue or improving brand awareness. Projects happen because someone –…