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!
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 –…
You might not even know that you are a workplace bully. Here’s what to check in your own behaviour as well of the risks of what might happen if you don’t.
A project management soft skill that we can all work on is being assertive at work. Andy Kaufman offers advice on how to do so nicely.
These are the 6 things you need to focus on to keep your stakeholders happy. If you concentrate these items, you’ll address your stakeholders’ needs. The list is based on Emad Aziz’s presentation at a PMI Global Congress event.
A couple of times people have said to me that sharing the project budget with their team members is Not A Good Idea. I don’t know why that is the case – they are stakeholders too. I think it is essential to be transparent about the budget, how it was created and how you, as…
Learn why a network matters as a project management professional and how you can build your own to make sure that you still have people to turn to when your latest assignment comes to an end. Bruce Harpham shares 5 ideas for building a professional network and also talks about how you can serve your community while networking at the same time!
These 5 steps will help you engage your stakeholders and manage the varying (and competing) expectations of the people interested in your project. Find out why communication is the best thing you can do.
This is an edited extract from Customer-Centric Project Management by Elizabeth Harrin and Phil Peplow (Gower/Routledge, 2012). It would be great to think that project-based organizations and PMOs would jump at the opportunity to improve stakeholder engagement and project communication by demonstrating customer centricity (not sure what that is in the context of project management?…
Workplace bullying costs: not just in terms of self-esteem and confidence for the victims, but also in financial terms. Paul Pelletier sets out the business case for eliminating workplace bullying and explains why everyone should be on the look out for this destructive behaviour. Your projects will be more successful in an environment where bullying does not exist.