Complimentary Resource – Emerging Trends in Project Management

Strategy Driven

Emerging Trends in Project Management. Implementing project management soft skills into your projects will become increasingly important over the next several years; opening your mind to these emerging trends will open your door to new opportunities.

Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared?

Chart Your Course

While the National Center for Education Statistics is projecting nearly 1.8 Meanwhile, of the hiring managers that are looking at 2013 graduates, the majority only plans to hire one or two this year. via Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared? By Ashley Bowers.

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Complimentary Resource – Iteration Planning Guide

Strategy Driven

You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - Iteration Planning Guide ! The post Complimentary Resource – Iteration Planning Guide appeared first on StrategyDriven. Relate Articles: Complimentary Resource – Change Is Constant: PMBOK Guide 5th Edition.

Project Management – What is Critical Chain?

Strategy Driven

Successful project managers know that the success of their project hinges on the development of a solid plan, the diverse consideration of integration challenges, and the right evaluation of resources. You just finished reading Project Management - What is Critical Chain? !

Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Articles

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Articles 2013. Some good, some OK, some crap…Below are my favorite articles from 2013.

Projects and Team Goals. Are we done yet?

Mike Cardus

One challenge of project and and team work is deciding when we are done. How will we know that we are done with this project and can move on? Illustrating to teams and managers behavioral and work indicators you will see when the team and project is accomplished.

Project Management Best Practice 11 – Project Performance Executive Dashboards

Strategy Driven

Most managers would acknowledge that the use of efficient metrics is a key component to the successful planning, tracking, and execution of projects. Although the definition of those efficient metrics can be relatively easy when the project is small in schedule and resource size, the task can be much more challenging when considering the proper tracking metrics for a larger project. Project Management Warning Flag 5 – Fast Tracking Everything.

Complimentary Resource – Change Is Constant: PMBOK Guide 5th Edition

Strategy Driven

The fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide® was released and once again the profession of project management moved forward. You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - Change Is Constant: PMBOK Guide 5th Edition ! Change Is Constant : PMBOK Guide 5th Edition. by Global Knowledge.


How to manage work loads during the summer

Women on Business

Human Resources Issues Management Project Management holiday time off project management We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

It’s Not Impossible – It Just Hasn’t Been Done Yet

N2Growth Blog

Given enough time and resources, virtually anything can be accomplished. If you say you don’t have the resources, I will surmise you’re not very resourceful. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Risk Management Warning Flag 1 – Unadjusted Resourcing of Risk Monitoring Activities

Strategy Driven

Major projects typically add significant operational, financial, reputational, and regulatory risk to an organization’s overall risk profile. This project risk may by itself exceed the normal level of organizational risk leaders are accustomed to dealing with.

The First Thing Leaders Need to Do When Leading a Big Change

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Phil Buckley : Most leaders will lead their organizations through multiple big change projects. The first thing leaders need to ask themselves is, “What do I bring to the project?” Review past change projects they have led and what they learned from them.

Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers

Chart Your Course

Effective June 2013, all employees were required to work in the office. Your business is adding a new time-management system, which requires employees to log their hours on specific projects. This past February Yahoo!’s s fledgling CEO Marissa Mayer made her first misstep.

Resource Management Warning Flag 3 – Marginalizing Employee Contributions

Strategy Driven

While leaders may express appreciation for an individual or group’s work effort, resource management programs sometimes unintentionally marginalize employee contributions. You just finished reading Resource Management Warning Flag 3 - Marginalizing Employee Contributions !

Managerial-Leadership Development Belongs to the Manager of the Person Being Developed NOT Human Resources!

Mike Cardus

It cannot be delegated off to Human Resources, Organization Development or someone else. Too often managers and executive teams delegate or task off any and all training and development to the Human Resources staff. It cannot be delegated off to Human Resources or someone else.

Recommended Resources – AMA Business Boot Camp

Strategy Driven

Manage projects; from setting scope and selecting a team to delivering on-time, on-budget results. You just finished reading Recommended Resources - AMA Business Boot Camp ! The post Recommended Resources – AMA Business Boot Camp appeared first on StrategyDriven.

Recommended Resources – AMA Business Boot Camp

Strategy Driven

Manage projects; from setting scope and selecting a team to delivering on-time, on-budget results. You just finished reading Recommended Resources - AMA Business Boot Camp ! The post Recommended Resources – AMA Business Boot Camp appeared first on StrategyDriven.

Complimentary Resource – Are You Ready for Big Data?

Strategy Driven

The first weeks of 2013 were barely out of the gate when one industry analyst was already predicting that Big Data would be Time magazine’s 2013 “Person of the Year.” You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - Are You Ready for Big Data? !

10 Worst Office Coworkers of All Time

Women on Business

She can’t finish that project for you because someone more important needs attention first. Workplace Issues human resources personnel problems worst office coworkers

25 Coaching Questions to Create your 2013 Leadership Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

What are some challenging assignments or projects, both on the job and outside of work that would give you an opportunity to learn and apply these new competencies? How can you find a good course, a book, articles, websites, blogs, podcasts, and other learning resources related to your learning goals? What resources and support do you need to achieve your goals?

So… What Do Consultants Actually Do?

Nathan Magnuson

Human Resources Leadership Organizational Effectiveness Personal Effectiveness analyze consulting design development evaluation gap analysis implementation management methodology programs project management requirements “So Nathan, tell me what you do for a living?” ” “Well, I’m a consultant.” ” “A consultant? But what do you actually do?”

Risk Management Best Practice 5a – Monitoring for Organization-Wide Performance Risk Associated with Large Capital Projects

Strategy Driven

Large capital projects represent a significant investment on the part of an organization and can therefore impact, either positively or negatively, the company’s financial position, if not its viability.

Complimentary Resource – Communication Tools Your Business Can’t Live Without

Strategy Driven

You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - Communication Tools Your Business Can''t Live Without ! The post Complimentary Resource – Communication Tools Your Business Can’t Live Without appeared first on StrategyDriven.

He’s not ready to be promoted (but thinks he is)

Lead Change Blog

He blames you, the system, politics and that crazy project you gave him last year. Author information Karin Hurt Founder at Let''s Grow Leaders Karin Hurt has a diverse background of executive leadership experience in sales, customer service, human resources, merger integration, training and leadership development. Posted in Leadership Development SmartBlog for Leadership [link] He thinks he’s ready to be promoted. You don’t.

10,000 Human Beings

Let's Grow Leaders

Every time we discuss a strategy, policy, or project, he stops and asks about the “human beings.” Fred doesn’t speak of “resources,” “headcount” “people” “employees” or even “team members.” Fred’s Story Fred (not his real name) has a beautiful habit.

Complimentary Resource – Why IT Struggles to Innovate, and How IT Management Can Fix It

Strategy Driven

It seems that it’s virtually impossible for IT management to meet all business demands with current budgets, resources, and approaches. You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - Why IT Struggles to Innovate, and How IT Management Can Fix It !

5 Reasons You Should Subscribe to Sean’s Team Building Newsletter

Great Results Team Building

Whether you are in a family, attend a church, work in an office environment, are part of a project group, or participate in athletics, you are likely always looking for ideas and tips on how your team can become more productive. Useful Resources you can download immediately.

Futren’s Strategies for Employee Retention

Chart Your Course

They ride the ups and downs of the economy more closely than the healthcare, government, or high-tech sectors, and average two to three times the rate of employee turnover, according to 2012 numbers from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Decoding The Truth Of Leading Multi-Generational Workforces

Tanveer Naseer

That’s why it’s important that we not distract ourselves and expend what limited resources we have on non-issues like generational differences. 1) Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project Spring Tracking Survey 2013.

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The Rules of Retention

Chart Your Course

As a result, QuikTrip was expanding with new stores and larger projects during the recession, while other low-cost retailers were closing stores and announcing layoffs. Employee dissatisfaction is on the rise, especially among entry-level and mid-level employees.

Four Steps to Improve Poor Performance

Chart Your Course

They are perpetually tardy or absent, or procrastinate and mismanage projects. Underperforming employees are not hard to find. They are cavalier about company rules, create conflict in the ranks or seem to do just enough to get by. They abuse the system.

StrategyDriven Editorial Perspective – The Ugly Truth About Partisan Public Project Labor Agreements

Strategy Driven

Public project labor agreements (PLAs) provide another hurdle, unless their employees choose to pay union dues. Bush’s prohibition on the requirement for project labor agreements on federal projects.

Three steps to engaging employees in what matters to them


It’s a hot topic, keeping Human Resources, consultants and bloggers busy. Instead of the same old blah-blah –blah conversations where you discuss progress and problems on work projects at your one-on-one meetings, what if you talked about how they are being instead?

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How to Create a Culture Where People Can Grow

Great Results Team Building

Not every athletic program, or business, or school is willing to invest the time or resources in creating a fertile and inspiring culture for their people, though.

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How To Embrace Change In Today’s Organizations

Tanveer Naseer

Indeed, as Klein points out early in his talk, crows have demonstrated a keen ability to “adapt to new challenges and new resources in their environment” in a manner that transforms these unexpected changes into a beneficial advantage in terms of their survival and propagation.

What Managers Are Looking For In Tomorrow’s Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

The economy has forced organizations to do more with fewer resources. We are all on a team, working on projects to accomplish goals that will push our companies forward. The following is guest piece by Dan Schawbel.

The Time is Now to Become an Entrepreneur

Mills Scofield

Ilan , Founder of The Founder Project , is no exception and I can''t wait for The Founder Project to come stateside! TheFounderProject exists to turn students on to entrepreneurship by providing access to capital, resources, and mentorship while encouraging students to remain in school.

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Art Petty , from Management Excellence Blog , says “One of the consistent gaps I see in many leaders is a lack of experience with and understanding of the concepts and tools of project management. Welcome to the September edition of the Leadership Development Carnival !

050: Keys to Personal Productivity | with Erik Fisher

Engaging Leader

Erik’s current favorite tools, resources, and apps for personal productivity. Resources Mentioned in This Episode. App: Toodledo used by Jesse in combination with the 1MTD approach and with Basecamp for team projects.

The Most Overused Word in Business

In the CEO Afterlife

This company managed to harness the resources of 72,000 employees to introduce and successfully market a slew of breakthroughs. Tim Cook and Steve Jobs before him were adamant in saying “no” to thousands of projects so that they could focus on the few that were truly meaningful to Apple.

Paradigm Flip – New Book Releases Tuesday December 10th

Modern Servant Leader

I’ve been working on a big project for you, that I’m excited to say is finally ready to share: Paradigm Fl i p : Leading People, Teams, and Organizations Beyond the Social Media Revolution. Resources Free Book Leadership New Book Paradigm Flip Social Media Greetings Modern Servant Leader readers.

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What is Your Innovation Style?

Great Leadership By Dan

You contribute by organizing the new projects and developing efficient systems that ensure the work or product is completed with precision and accuracy. Structured" innovators are known for conserving resources and establishing the procedures necessary for long-term success.

It’s Time to View Leadership as a Profession

Great Leadership By Dan

For example, in the human resources. Society for Human Resource Managers have established standards and certification. Guest post from DDI's Richard S. Wellins, Ph.D. reprinted with permission from DDI's Directions newsletter): Leadership is a craft. So why do so few see it that.

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