Business project vs IT project. This is the debate that never wins me friends, because the people that I debate this with have a strong sense that Information Technology (I.T.) is the world and therefore how dare I have a different point of view.
Most people don’t understand how to write good business case content. Over my working life I have seen some documents which really don’t contain any … Read more
Here is my five step process to manage conflict on your team. I have experienced that people see conflict in a team as a bad … Read more
Do you have perceived generation gaps between workers on your project team? You know what I mean, younger team members who don’t listen to older … Read more
Do you regularly say Yes, when you mean No? There is an interesting book titled ‘The Abilene Paradox’ written by Dr Jerry Harvey in which … Read more
Here are 5 useful ways to manage aggressive team meetings. Are there any that you use that aren’t on the list? Aggressive team meetings aren’t … Read more
Have you ever considered how good you are at working with people? Is this something you have considered at all in your role as Project … Read more
Dealing with naysayers at work isn’t always easy. We all come across them, those people either in our team, or in the broader business who do nothing but throw a wet blanket over everything we say or do. They are the people who will always tell you why something can’t be done. They may be Managers, or peers in the business who are not part of your project team.
Do you identify that you have ‘passive aggressive’ team members on your project team?
If you are like me you will have been involved in a large number of projects where data is involved and most times there have been issues on the project. In most IT projects the reason for the project is a better way to manage customer data is needed.
In this article ‘22 tips for better data science‘ I found that I connected with some of the tips more than others. Here are the ones that jumped out to me:
There are some interesting concepts in a recent presentation that I found and would like to speak to on how to lead not manage.
Do you have any idea how to re-establish trust the right way? Trust is something that you feel in a way that it’s hard to describe. You know it exists, or you don’t.
You trust one person in your team and not trust a number of others. This impacts on your ability, as the Project Manager, to get things done, and it costs your project both time and money.
For this post I bring you useful resources that I have found today. Each article has great insights that may help you be a better Project Manager. They may help you answer some questions or fill a knowledge gap that you have. They are an interesting mix of articles. I have chosen them because each one provides some useful information that I would like to have had in my early days as a PM.
In a recent article by Speller International titled “When good SAP projects fail” they spoke about a number of things that make the project fail. These project pointers are relevant to not only SAP projects.
A project team is like a mini organisation where understanding of roles and responsibilities is important
If you look at a project as a mini organisation and consider that it is very important that the people working in your ‘mini organisation’ fully understand their roles and responsibilities, just as is the case in any organisation or business, then this might help alleviate some issues that you may have with teamwork and delivery output.