ProjectManagement.com

17 January 2019

IT Project Management for project managers
  • Australia Gives Back
    Late last year, project managers across Australia got together to give a day of service to the community in the best way a project manager can-by using their PM skills. Learn some takeaways we can all use in our careers.
  • New Practitioners: Keeping Pace with Change
    As a new practitioner, there is one thing you can count on: continuous change. It is something you must address throughout your career as a program or project manager.
  • Peer Support for New PMs
    New project managers will inevitably need support and guidance from multiple areas, but one of the most critical is access to a peer support network.
  • Topic Teasers Vol. 116: 6 Ways to Be a Bad Leader
    Question: When I got my PMI certification, leadership was not really an important part of the study or testing process. Now I am finding as I lead teams that I am feeling very insecure about my managerial skills. Projects are not being completed as planned, and although I stand behind my prep work to set the project up skillfully, I think my interactions with the team may possibly be the issue. What's a quick way to know how to lead people well without upsetting them?
  • Your Second Day as a Project Manager
    The first day is in the books-successful or unsuccessful, you are now in "Day 2" of project management. Sure, some of the polish has worn off, but guess what? Those challenges you faced on the first day are still there.
  • New Practice Guide Addresses Benefits Realization Management
    BRM practices are not clearly understood, and not used effectively. The new Benefits Realization Management: A Practice Guide will help you drive more successful outcomes and better strategic alignment in your organization.
  • How to Help Non-Planners Become Planners
    When a team leader who is a planner at heart is forced to work without an official project management plan, there are still ways to covertly organize the workflow that can closely mimic effective PM principles.
  • Mind Mapping for Group Problem Solving
    Using a mind mapping tool for group problem solving can be an excellent way to resolve complex issues. A good group mind mapping experience has the added benefit of improving group dynamics and eliciting better participation.
  • PMOs: Delivering Value in an Imperfect World
    In a perfect word, PMOs will have a clear mandate, a set of goals and objectives-and a plan to achieve those goals. But PMOs rarely exist in a perfect world, so how do they still deliver value?
  • New PM, New Choices
    New project managers are exposed to conflicting guidance. Recommendations often appear to be at odds, so what is the new PM to do? Let's examine the basics so we can make an informed decision...
  • Help With Sunsetting Software
    There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into defining and completing an end-of-life cycle for every software product. It also requires a skilled program/project manager. Here are some recommendations to help facilitate this process.
  • Agile Tools & Techniques for Self-Improvement
    As project managers, we learn many tools and techniques that help us successfully complete many of our projects. But how many times have we used those techniques in our personal lives to overcome challenges and better ourselves?
  • Managing a Software Upgrade Project in an Energy Commodities Trading Environment
    Software upgrades are a necessary part of the information systems life cycle and there are various requirements that drive the need for upgrades. Upgrading systems is not an easy process, but utilizing best practices and applying PMI's project management principles can play a big part in ensuring a positive outcome.
  • The PMO Business Plan
    PMOs are business functions and need to be managed as such. That means delivering on an annual business plan, but how do you go about building and implementing that?
  • New PM Practitioners: The Journey Begins
    Congratulations! You've made it into the ranks of project management practitioners! This seasoned practitioner shares some of the crucial lessons he has learned over the years to help you on your exciting journey.

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