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  • IT Project Managers — What They Want

    Being an IT Project Manager is not an easy pair of shoes to fill. I was recently reading CIO Magazine and happened on an article titled, “7 Top Wishes of IT Project Managers” that got me thinking about the role a project manager plays in […]

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  • Creative Collaboration — Can it Help Project Managers?

    A friend of mine suggested I read Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration so I added it to my reading list. Dr. Keith Sawyer is the author; his writing style really appeals to me because he boils down some difficult ideas to easy to […]

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  • What Successful Project Managers Do

    I know I typically focus on the “hard skills” of successful project managers, but today I want to take a look at one of the soft-skills that a wildly successful project managers have. While it is important to constantly refine your planning and implementation skills […]

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  • The Main Role of a Project Manager — Getting Stuff Done

    Getting stuff done. I know it is a little simplistic and broad, but it seems to be one of the biggest problems facing most project managers right now. I have told you guys I am currently looking for a new job in project management — […]

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  • Outsourcing and the Project Manager

    Because of amazing technology, your world has gotten smaller and outsourcing seems to be the norm. As a project manager (PM), when you start to put together your resource and personnel plan, you have the opportunity to run the Make or Buy Analysis. This comparison […]

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  • Project Managers — How to Advance Your Career

    I think most professionals want to advance their careers and project managers are no exception. As a PM you are always ¬†looking to get larger and more difficult assignments. You want to get those choice assignments from your company that will help you advance your […]

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  • Personal Power and Project Management

    I was on Patrick Richard’s blog and found this talk about body language and power by Dr. Amy Cuddy at the TEDGlobal 2012 Conference. ¬†Personal power may be one of the top skills you have as a project manager. How many meetings do you sit […]

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  • Scrum Project Management — The Importance of Timeboxing

    Lots of people make the bad assumption that Scrum project management does not include deadlines and is more of a fly by the seat of your pants methodology. While the lack of paperwork and a solid project plan might make those people who are accustomed […]

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  • Cloud Enablement and Why it Matters in Project Management

    You are going to encounter the concept of Cloud enablement regardless of your industry. Because project managers are so often drafted into project design and implementation in many different departments don’t want to look silly in front of the developers, you owe it to yourself […]

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  • Why PMP, CSM, PMC and other Project Management Certifications Matter

    In any industry or professional setting, certifications and credentials are a great way to demonstrate to potential employers that you have a basic knowledge of your profession and industry. The Project Management Professional ( PMP ) from the Project Management Institute, Certified ScrumMaster ( CSM […]

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