Attending the APMG-Sponsored Portfolio Management Webinar on 25 June 2013?
Portfolio management is everywhere, whether we recognize it or not! My previous post summarized the APMG guidance on portfolio management, titled Management of Portfolios or MoP®.* While organizations rush to adopt portfolio management as a means to making more effective project investment decisions, many people struggle in the early stages with the explanation of what portfolio […]
How Are Your Problem Solving Skills?
Working on today’s fast-paced projects calls for fine-tuning your problem solving skills. Confronting the latest problem on your project and finding a solution can be very challenging for both you and your project team. Some folks come wired for solving problems. They seem to use a combination of ingenuity, creativity and common sense to get […]
Are You an Ethical and Trustworthy Project Manager?
In order to be respected and trusted by your team and your stakeholders, you must behave ethically. That’s easy enough to say, but what exactly does that mean? In a nutshell, ethical people understand the difference between moral and immoral behavior and the standards that govern their own behavior. They act in a moral way […]
What This Project Manager Learned Working at Wendy’s
When I was in high school back in the 1970’s, I got my first “real” summer job working at the local Wendy’s. This was a big change from babysitting young children on the weekends or having a lemonade stand at the corner in the summertime. Many of the basic skills and attitudes that I bring […]
Applying the “6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People” to our Projects
In his article at Inc.com, “6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People”, Jeff Haden talks about a set of habits that sound very useful to this project manager. Haden’s 6 items to consider says that these likeable people: Lose the power pose. Embrace the power of touch. Whip out their social jiu-jitsu. Whip out something genuine. […]