The Strategic Alignment of the Project Portfolio (Part 1)

“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.”

10:21pm on Wednesday 10th May 2017 View more

Brainstorming as a Game to Generate Ideas

In this article, I introduce some basic principles to effective brainstorming from the perspective that a brainstorming session can be run as a "game."

9:49pm on Tuesday 9th May 2017 View more

An Invisible Constraint

Don’t overlook the power of organizational culture. Here’s how to nurture a positive environment.

9:16pm on Monday 8th May 2017 View more

Playing the Right Leadership Role

It is not unusual for project leaders to fill a variety of leadership roles over the course of the many unique initiatives we take on.

3:25am on Monday 8th May 2017 View more

10 Important Soft Skills for a ScrumMaster Career

You'll need the following soft skills or qualities to make a successful transition to the ScrumMaster role.

10:19pm on Wednesday 10th May 2017 View more

How Effectively Do You Support Change?

Every individual in an organization has to deal with change at some point. Lately it seems that change is coming at us fast and furious! Your ability to support change within the organization is essential to being seen as a leader within the organization; someone who can adapt and is resilient. Supporting change means you see the positive side of change and help others to see the positive side of change too.

7:37am on Thursday 4th May 2017 View more

How can you get Team Members “up to speed” quickly?

The project you have been assigned has a short deadline. Given a recent increase in customer complaints over one of the company’s software products, you have been asked to take on a project to correct the problem with the product and release an updated version of the software.

2:10am on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 View more

Managing Projects: What if the team starts off pessimistic about the project?

Most team members are excited about working on a new project, even if a bit apprehensive. Generally they are excited about the possibilities and start off optimistic. It may certainly be “uninformed optimism” since they may not know enough about what the project entails just yet.

6:58am on Friday 28th April 2017 View more

5 Non-Financial Project Benefits

If your project is generating a ton of revenue and tangible financial benefits, then writing the business case is easy. But how do you justify your project if you aren’t creating an impact on the bottom line? Here are 5 reasons why your project could still be worth it, even if it’s hard to link these benefits directly to cash.

5:53am on Thursday 27th April 2017 View more

Are You Ready for Your Next Project?

Before you officially kick off your next project, consider whether you can answer the following questions:

5:25am on Wednesday 26th April 2017 View more