Project managers often moan that their responsibility outweighs their authority. It is never so true when trying to get a response from the unresponsive
The chaos and controversy associated with COVID-19 are a great backdrop on which to view our approach to risk management.
> If you are going to deal with people, you are going to deal with conflict. It is a natural part of every project. Your best bet is to confront it head on.
As you manage more complex projects and programs, the number of details to juggle increases exponentially. Successful PMs need to have a process for staying on top of things.
I’ve mentioned in this blog before of my interest in U.S History, particularly when it comes to presidents. It’s an apolitical interest. I’m much more interested in a president’s leadership quality than where they stood on the political spectrum. In 1929, the United...
Have you ever had to “run something past legal” in your career? Whenever I have had to do that, I have often suspected that the legal team was somehow against our organization making progress. Legal is notorious for saying, “You can’t do that because…”And the reasons...
I’ve often compared project management to juggling. Project managers have to manage many different aspects of a project. Meetings need to be scheduled and planned. Personnel issues need to be dealt with. Schedules need to be maintained. In addition, there is a large...
One of the key responsibilities for any project manager is managing the project budget. There may be many aspects to it. There may be consulting fees, travel, software and hardware, and even office space expenses. It is a skill that even seasoned project managers...
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