February 23, 2022
John F. Kennedy once said: "Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past or the present will certainly miss the future." These words are as relevant as ever for project management. Change is driven by projects, and there are now more projects in organizations across the world than ever before. The pandemic that began in 2020 and technological innovations have changed how projects are managed in many organizations today, and they have also changed the requirements to project managers.
February 17, 2022
What do fishing and project management have in common? At first glance, they have nothing to do with each other. However, let's remember the well-known proverb: "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime". The same is true in project management – it is necessary not only to have a fish (to know good practices and frameworks in project management), but also to learn how to fish (to be able to organize projects, define an effective methodology and approach to managing a project).
February 9, 2022
What do you think about before you start planning and organizing a new project? About stakeholders and their expectations, the development method, the team and risks? You are probably looking for advice or an example of what to do to make the project successful. Most likely, you are trying to find useful insights for a new project from colleagues with similar experience, refer to the methodology and PMO staff, or even search in numerous books and articles. After all, it’s human nature to always try to take the easiest path that will help us quickly and effortlessly achieve what we want.
February 1, 2022
Is it possible to be a professional without any project management certificates? Of course, it is possible. As well as being unprofessional, even if your Linkedin profile is full of certificates, like a veteran's chest with medals on a holiday. However, when we hear about someone being a professional, we hardly think about certifications.
January 26, 2022
Every year top managers, PMO heads and portfolio managers are facing the need to select and prioritize their organization’s projects in order to allocate financial and human resources in the most efficient way and implement the organization’s strategy. Making the right choice among the many projects when all of them seem promising and valuable is like a lottery, if you rely only on personal judgment and intuition. Another lottery is using the methods “everyone gets an equal piece of budget” or by the “whoever demands more actively receives more” principle.
January 18, 2022
Congrats, you’ve been assigned to a new project! How do you start your work? Usually, the first thing a project manager does is to gather the right information to better define the project's goals and how to achieve them. Thanks to modern technology and communication methods, now the project manager has access to much more information than ever before. At first glance, this is just great: different sources of information help to learn more about the industry of the project and the product to be created, and there are a lot of different tips and resources on the Internet about any project management domain.
January 5, 2022
The modern world fosters pursuit of achievements, project after project. At the end of a project many managers conduct a detailed analysis of the project’s weak points, sometimes not focusing on what went well. And sometimes neither the manager nor the team wants to spend time to celebrate their achievements and positive results that were obtained thanks to the joint efforts of the entire team. It’s a pity! ... After all, the project’s success is the result of each team member’s efforts, time, physical and emotional resources.