IT Project Management for project managers
  • Risk Management in Agile Projects
    Agile projects have dynamic and uncertain environments. It becomes an arduous task for the agile PM to identify and manage risks. How can risks be effectively identified and mitigated?
  • Agile in the Portfolio
    By encouraging agile thinking within portfolio management, organizations can improve benefits delivery and collaboration among teams and functions. Here are some examples of where and how agile principles and techniques can be applied to portfolio management efforts.
  • The 5 Vital Relationships Every Leader Needs
    Leaders need to build strong relationships in five key domains. These five relationship domains are not just important to working smarter, they are vital to your success and that of your project, product or initiative. Let's walk through each of these relationships and explore how they relate to leadership effectiveness...
  • The Roles of an Agile COE
    Organizations are creating Centers of Excellence to facilitate agile adoption without hiring armies of consultants and risking teams losing touch with each other. The goal is to speed transformation and scaling efforts, while keeping agile principles in mind. Here's a look at how they do it, from coaching and supporting to learning and observing.
  • The Significance of High-Performing Culture: How to Enhance Engagement of Team Members on a Project
    Gain an understanding of how to deal with the challenges of team engagement and creating alignment of values for a high-performing culture on a project. The focus is on values-and a need to facilitate team members in their pursuit of those values-instead of unwillingly working on assignments.
  • Using Agile on Infrastructure Projects
    People know that agile works on software development projects but struggle to understand how it can be used in other environments. Agile can be used on infrastructure just needs to understand how.
  • Getting the Most from Lessons Learned
    Exploiting lessons learned is crucial for organizations to continually improve; without them, they are doomed to repeat mistakes of the past. In this article, the author outlines five critical factors in applying lessons learned effectively. He then outlines a suggested six-stage process for conducting lessons learned on your project.
  • PMOs: Two-Way Traffic or Divided Highway?
    PMOs are a conduit for project communication between leadership and project teams. If a PMO is involved in some form of direct project oversight, there will inevitably be two forms of communication the PMO has to get involved in. What's the best way to manage that communication?
  • Dealing with Portfolio Complexity
    Defining what PPM means in the context of an organization isn't easy. One thing is for sure: Portfolio management is a complex management undertaking that continuously challenges even the most seasoned professionals. So the question that often arises is: What makes this so complex?
  • 2 Important People Management Skills for Mid-Level Managers
    As a new mid-level manager, you may find yourself with new leadership conflicts. In this article, the author discusses two people management challenges faced by mid-level managers and suggests techniques to meet those challenges.
  • 3 Ways to Improve Interpersonal Communication in a Virtual World
    Although bonding is more naturally developed when employees are physically present in a central location, virtual teams can be healthy, highly collaborative and successful. Project managers should consider the following ways to enhance communication on virtual teams...
  • Artificial Intelligence: The Next Step for Project Management
    Since the Stone Age, people have tried to come up with new methods for making project planning and tracking more accurate and reliable. Is artificial intelligence the next step in project management evolution?
  • Common Pitfalls to Avoid During the Contracting Process
    The success of a project depends on the processes that are followed, the people who execute them and the contractual terms and conditions. This subject is all the more relevant to companies who take up work with little background and experience. Understanding some of the common pitfalls that should be avoided by sellers is essential.
  • How Decisive Are You?
    Many different styles of leader can successfully run projects. But one of the most important skills a project manager can possess is the ability to act decisively-and to be right most of the time.
  • Taking SMART Goals to the Next Level
    The world moves too fast to hunker down and stick to your goals-both personally and professionally. One suggestion for goals is to use the SMART technique. But what if you want to take your project, team or self to the next level quickly? Learn how to turn SMART goals into game changers...