IT Project Management for project managers
  • Approach With Caution
    It's essential that organizations select the right approach to project management, and that's a complicated and challenging activity that shouldn't be taken lightly.
  • How Do You Teach Hybrid?
    Hybrid project delivery is focused on independent judgement and decision making rather than defined processes and techniques. How do you teach organizations to succeed in that environment?
  • Agile for Your Team's Well-Being? It's Not All Roses
    Studies show that the key factor for job stress is not the job itself, but rather the fit between the person and the environment. And this begs the question: If you change your environment to a more agile one, will that improve people's well-being?
  • Business Cases in an Agile World
    By applying agile principles to business cases - by making them "living" documents in practice, not just theory - project leaders can improve and expand their contributions to initiatives, and realize benefits across a number of areas, from elaborative estimation to more transparent, real-time decision-making.
  • When Speed Is Important, Agile Alone Is Not Enough
    Any fast-moving project will be continuously evaluating alternative approaches to achieving the business outcome. Anyone who implies that this is simple and clear-cut simply hasn't been in the room when these decisions are being made.
  • Change Management: A Contractor's Tool for Project Handover
    Handing over an industrial plant from the contractor to the owner is an important process that should be thoroughly planned by both parties. But sometimes, the handover process becomes more complicated as it unfolds. Can change management help?
  • Managing Hybrid Teams
    Not all projects are run by "pure" methodologies any more. How do you succeed when you are managing hybrid teams?
  • The Power of Seminars in Professional Development: Big Topics, Small Wins
    You can achieve small wins with your seminars by improving awareness with attendees about important topics in your community and industry. Let's look at some trending topics that are perfect for exploring through professional development seminars-and the seminar wins this practitioner experienced through his local PMI chapter.
  • Managing Without Authority...or Experience
    Project management is often referred to as management without authority. How do you succeed when you also don't have any experience?
  • Mitigating Employee Resistance to an RPA Implementation
    Robotic processing automation promises a substantial return on investment that has attracted the attention of business leaders. While the ROI can be impressive, the majority of cost savings are realized by reducing employee headcount. Find out how a change team can identify and mitigate employee resistance to an RPA implementation and create a successful change initiative.
  • Flavors of Hybrid Agile
    Like baking, how we combine elements results in very different outcomes, each suited to different occasions (or just a useless mess). This article explores the reasons and results of a couple of popular hybrid project approaches.
  • Managing Power in Interactions in Team Relationships
    The way power is wielded determines many aspects of the team's performance affecting a project's outcome. The discussion here provides an understanding of the bases of power one derives and exerts, particularly a project manager in team relationships, and discusses ways to create an environment of high performance.
  • Project Success Rates: Going Beyond OTOBOS
    We've measured project success or failure using the triple constraint for years. Reporting on whether the project is on time, on budget and on scope (OTOBOS) has strong appeal. But these measures are out of date and fail to report on what is really important.
  • Changing Demands for Talent Education
    An increased emphasis on talent management and the demand for adequate staff must be aligned with and integrated into the organization's business and operations strategy and model. Are you prepared to craft a tailored talent management strategy?
  • The Reluctant Team Member
    Not everyone welcomes the opportunity to work on a project, but a project manager can't afford to carry a disruptive influence. How do you turn reluctance into engagement?