How Successful Project Leaders Channel Their Anger
Average project leaders focus on results, and that’s it. Good project leaders focus also on the behaviors that will get the results. Successful project leaders focus on the emotions/feelings that will drive these behaviors. One emotion that shapes our behavior is anger. Martin Luther King Jr., whose 84th birthday was last month, knew of the […]
Addressing the Communication and Collaboration Challenges of Remote Teams
Communicate, communicate, and communicate! On any project, you must ensure that mechanisms for effective communications are firmly in place and well understood. The more geographically distributed your team members and stakeholders are, the more you and your project are at risk of mis-communicating or simply not communicating at all. It is well-known that poor project […]
The PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition is Now Available!
The new edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition is now published and ready for use by project teams and project manager worldwide. I just downloaded my free copy provided to member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), and plan to spend some time this week reading through it to see […]
Why Does Your Organzation Have Teams?
Ever wonder exactly why your organization chooses to use teams to get things done? After all, teams and teamwork are not new concepts. Teams can often be more effective than traditional hierarchical structures for making decisions quickly and efficiently A team is a group of people who are interdependent with respect to information, resources, and skills, […]
Another Key Project Management Skill: Teaching your Stakeholders
It’s time to add one more item to your list of key project management skills: teaching your stakeholders. Teaching is an integral part of communicating with your project stakeholders. You may find yourself operating in a teaching mode as you communicate project issues, change request status and requirements to your stakeholders, making sure that these things […]