14 November 2018

IT Project Management for project managers
  • 7 Ways to Stay Relevant in Disruptive Times
    Whether it's political change or organizational transformation, the business world can be disruptive (and disrupted) at times. Here are seven ways that you can keep your skills relevant when everything around you is changing.
  • Agility in Project Management
    Project managers need leadership skills-specifically emotional intelligence (EI)-to augment technical expertise. But agile thinking, leadership and EI skills are just one facet of project success. Businesses need to invest in project management processes that are agile to respond to the changing needs of the organization.
  • Developing Customized PM Processes
    Company-wide, defined processes help with the understanding of the PM lifecycle and the integration of processes between departments. If individuals understand how what they are doing fits into the big picture-along with why they are doing it and its overall importance-they will be more excited about their work and be more efficient.
  • Superheroes, Emotions and Project Management
    Emotions can be a driving force or a destructive force. Here, the author looks at how emotions can effect your project and your team-all through the lens of superheroes and the colors of the rainbow!
  • Task Oversight: Finding the Right Balance
    One of the areas most likely to cause problems on projects is the monitoring and tracking of work. As a new project manager, how do you know how much is too much when it comes to task management?
  • The Perfect Business Analyst
    Forget the bodies of knowledge, the training courses and the "top X things you need" lists. Here's what makes the perfect business analyst (at least if you're working on one of the author's projects)...
  • 7 Ways to Grow Your Business Analysts Through Projects
    How can you make a more significant impact as a project manager? Look for opportunities to grow each member of the project team. Let's take a closer look at ways you can grow your business analyst...and yourself.
  • Balance 'Weighted Shortest Job First'
    Weighted Shortest Job First is a widely used technique that can give guidance to the product owner as to how to prioritize the backlog in a rational way, supported by solid data. But if it is the only process used, it can lead to a mediocre priority list.
  • Customers Still Don't Know What They Want
    One of the common complaints about traditional project management methods is that they collide with customers who don't know what they want or keep changing their minds. Agile approaches can help, but you still have to manage the customer - and the requirements!
  • How to Integrate Time Zones for Successful Collaboration
    Many managers of distributed agile software teams struggle with time zones. Team members may also struggle with maintaining a traditional eight-hour workday when separated by multiple time zones. Perhaps it's not the time zones that are the challenge; the real challenge lies in re-thinking the workday of the team.
  • The Silent Killer in Your Agile Implementation
    The longer it takes to do anything, the longer the variance of task duration. When that happens, motivation and engagement decrease, and collaboration becomes harder to maintain. These effects build on each other in a vicious cycle. This is why technical agility matters.
  • How to Lead Engaging Calls With Virtual Teams
    Working with virtual teams brings unique communication and engagement challenges. This practitioner has put together her favorite tips to improve the quality of communication with a virtual team before, during and after a meeting.
  • New Age Organizational Roles
    A new organizational model with a dedicated project management office and alternate roles can offer multiple benefits to deal with increased scale and diversity in the execution of projects. Learn how these new roles can provide opportunities to bring about positive change for enterprises large and small.
  • The Robotic Process Automation Fallacy
    RPA is often perceived as a means to reduce headcount. But in reality, the key drivers of RPA adoption are improved operational effectiveness along with an enhanced employee and customer experience.
  • Are You an Escalator or a Diffuser?
    Escalators create chaos and turnover. Diffusers are the leaders people go to in times of need when they require help with problems. So how does one become better at defusing rather than escalating?