Introvert, Extrovert or Something Else Entirely?
Seems like not a day passes when someone doesn’t mention the term introvert or extrovert when referring to themselves or to another person they work with. People are often labeled as introverts if they are quiet, calm or shy when dealing with other people. On the flip side, people who are chatty, friendly and outgoing […]
The Stick, the Carrot and the Hug
Dealing with power is part of being a project manager. Most days, I find myself facing a situation where power is being used or applied to shift, change or influence the outcome and the course of my project. Sometimes the power is being used on a particular team member from a more senior project stakeholder […]
Seven Skills for High-Performing Project Teams
Successful project managers know that effective teams get the work done and then some. The trick is to build and maintain an effective project team within your organization. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines a team as “a number of persons associated together in work or activity.” Sounds good to me. When I looked up this […]
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 […]
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 […]