You’ve climbed the project management ranks. You’ve got experience. You have training. You are certified. What next? This article takes a close look at life after certification.
Stress & The Project Manager
Project management is a stressful gig. For many of us, that’s actually the reason that we took it on—although we would never describe it in those terms. This article explores the impact of stress on the project management role.
What Does It Take To Get Some Really Useful PM Software?
Project management and software should be one of those intersections that represents a marriage made in heaven. There are lots of details to manage, lots of math to calculate and lots of facts to keep in one place, so software seems like it should be a no-brainer. This article explores why this isn’t often the case.
Project Learning: Important But Not Urgent
Ask a project manager what the most essential and important aspects of managing are, and somewhere in the list—along with risk management, managing stakeholder expectations and effective planning—will appear “project learning reviews”. Unfortunately, they don’t occur as often as they should. This article explores why.
The Challenge of Project Learning: Are We Doomed to a Life of Insanity?
A common definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, each time hoping for a different outcome. And yet, with project learning, this is often what we do, sometimes unwittingly. This article explores a way to break the cycle of madness.
Making Better Choices: Implications Of Formal Project Initiation
The last column in this series explored the consequences of not having a formal prioritization process. But what happens when the opposite occurs? What are the implications of having a formal project initiation process in place? If having a formal approach to project initiation is so great, why do so few organizations have one?