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 […]
Balancing Effectiveness and Efficiency on Your Projects
Effectiveness and efficiency provide a never-ending dilemma for project managers and their team members as well. Over the years, I have found that balancing these two aspects on my project efforts to be a struggle between the inputs and outputs in the quest for the ultimate “favorable ratio” between the two. The difference between being […]
Organizing Project Requirements
We all know (or at least hope!) that our project requirements are not meant be a jumble of information. Best practices and common sense tell us that our project’s requirements should be structured and organized into a set of information that is complete, comprehensive, consistent, and understandable to our stakeholders. I already talked about structuring […]
Applying Business Knowledge to Your Projects
Understanding the internal and external business environment surrounding your projects is an essential business skill for project managers, business analysts and project team members. It is impossible to work with the business and the technology stakeholders on your projects if you have no understanding of the business. This knowledge helps you make good decisions and […]