The PRINCE2® Approach to Team Status Reports

Regularly scheduled status reporting can add some serious overhead to your project. It’s not always easy for a project manager to get the information that they need when they need it. How can you get your team members to provide you with the right information at the right time? Perhaps you should consider the PRINCE2 […]
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The Project Manager’s Job Description Checklist

Many times I have been hired to manage a project without a clear description of my own responsibilities and accountability within the organization. Here is a job description checklist that I use as a starting point when defining my roles as the project manager with the project sponsor, key stakeholders and the project management team. […]
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How Do We Make Good Team Decisions?

It can be difficult for the project team to make good decisions.  Should the scope of work be reduced?  Can we really do the work in the time provided?  What happens now that Dan is out for two weeks having surgery? The art of effective team decision-making is a difficult art to master.  I’m sorry […]
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Protect Your Project Team – Part 2: Be Politically Sensible

“So effective politicking has to be as much about give as it is about take. So play the game. Or get left behind. Which are you going to do?” Dr. Rob Yeung, Talentspace In the last blog, I asked the question, “How can you use political sensibility to protect the project team from disruption and […]
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Protect Your Project Team – Part 1: Be Politically Sensible

Introduction “You have to learn the rules of the game.  And then you have to play better than anyone else.” Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator, first woman elected mayor of San Francisco How can you use political sensibility to protect the project team from disruption and interference in order to increase effectiveness? If you are to […]
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