Improving Project Productivity

Kevin Eikenberry

While I’m not going to give you the encyclopedic solution to the challenge of getting more of the right work done on projects more effectively and getting projects completed on time, I am going to share of few insights that I and my team have been […].

5 Leadership Development Projects even Frantic Leaders Can Do

Leadership Freak

If everything rises or falls on leadership, why aren’t you systematically developing leadership skills? 3 pathetic excuses leaders give to neglect development: I don’t… Continue reading → Personal Growth Leadership DevelopmentThe tragedy of organizational life is incompetent leadership.

How Agile Project Management Can Improve Your B2B Business

Strategy Driven

Agile project management can seem to be complex and daunting to undertake but it doesn’t need to be. The success of projects is dependent on various factors, some of which are beyond the control your business. Agile management will take project management one step further.

March Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the March Leadership Development Carnival! Lisa shares ways to help your team coax out and address the “elephants in the middle of the living room” that can get in the way of successful – and enjoyable – relationships, projects, and business outcomes. Development.

Governmental Affairs: A Developer's Story

Execupundit

An excerpt: Let me say here that those of us active in large commercial and development projects tend to have solid working relationships with local government. The continuing saga at Anderson Layman's Blog of the redevelopment of the "Old School" in Newark, Ohio has been fascinating.

How to Bag the Best Acting Projects

Strategy Driven

You just finished reading How to Bag the Best Acting Projects ! The post How to Bag the Best Acting Projects appeared first on StrategyDriven. Professional Development business management Practices for Professionals professional development strategydriven

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Develop a reputation for being a resourceful problems solver.

Have a Big Project? Start Here

Kevin Eikenberry

There is much written about (and worth learning about) project planning and goal achievement. You can learn many strategies and approaches to help your projects be successful and your goals be reached.

Ten Ways To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Develop a reputation for being a resourceful problems solver.

Because a Developer's Day is Never Done

Execupundit

Anderson Layman's Blog has on-going posts on the work involved with a development project. Great stuff

Find Your Best Project Leaders

Crossderry Blog

Any competency improvement plan starts with identifying what the “truly competent” project or program manager looks like for the particular organization. And there is strong evidence for that intuition: it’s in our Building Project Manager Competency white paper ( request here ). Establish a Professional Development Program with Career Paths. Measure Competency and Project Delivery Outcomes Before and After Training.

Better Leadership + Business Skills = Better Projects

Crossderry Blog

What drives project success? Research has consistently shown that it’s having an effective project manager. Results from PM College’s latest research, “ Project Manager Skills Benchmark 2015 ,” confirms this, showing that organizations with highly skilled project managers get significantly better project results. Project managers at high skill levels outperform those with project managers at low skill levels – almost 50% better.

The Most Important Thing You Manage isn’t Projects or People

Leadership Freak

The most important thing you manage is your… Continue reading → Personal Growth Taking others higher Time management Values mission & vision Innovation Leadership Development Priorities Time ManagementSomeone or something is controlling your attention. Often it’s not you. Maybe it’s an email alert or a buzzing cell phone. Distracted leaders live inconsequential lives.

5 Ways to Take Back an Already Delegated Project

Ron Edmondson

As a leader, have you ever given away a project and wished you could take it back? How do you take back a delegated project without causing hurt feelings, injuring a valued team member, or causing disruption in the organization? Have you ever had to take back a delegated project?

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Develop a reputation for being a resourceful problems solver.

Problems with leadership development processes…

EnLeadership

After 23 years in the leadership development business, we are just realizing the impact of some of the issues. I was working with a major pharmaceutical company that had an internal two-week management development process. Start developing your leadership skills today!

When Projects Fail

Leadership Freak

We had a project fail. Taking others higher Failure Motivation Mistakes Optimism Success Feedback Leadership Development Leadership fear of failure organizational success insignificance mediocrity Let it sting. Soothing pain is for babies, not big boys and girls. Team members who don’t care about losing are losers. Don’t sooth discomfort by minimizing failure, but don’t overreact, either. Expect responsibility. Blamers are covering for something they should have done.

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? !

Five Tips to Recruit and Manage a Global Project Team

Strategy Driven

Variations in local work and education standards can make it difficult to develop an evaluation matrix for shortlisting international candidates. For example, if you’re hiring for a project management position, you might prioritize the PMP certification over a resume.

Project Management 101: The Stages of Project Management

Women on Business

I remember when I picked up my first project management book. However, I was determined to not only find the resources to help me plan and execute a project, but also, decode what was written in the book. What Is a Project? James Fallow defines a project as “anything you’re committed to finish in a year that requires more than one action to complete,” which is a good start. When you look at it that way, MOST things are actually projects.

5 Early Warning Signals for a BPI Project

Strategy Driven

Can you recognize the early warning signals that derail a business process improvement project? Many articles have been written about what makes process improvement projects fail and usually they list critical success factors. Let me discuss two factors: The Project Charter.

Developing a Positive Culture

Lead Change Blog

Last month we had the opportunity to sit down (virtually) with Marcella Bremer to talk about her work in developing a positive culture in the workplace, her new book, Developing a Positive Culture , and the Positive Culture Academy (classes start April 2nd). After university, I landed a job where I brimmed with energy, but after a temporary project ended, I was just “doing time” in an office to pay my bills.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Develop a reputation for being a resourceful problems solver.

Google's Project Oxygen

Coaching Tip

But the key question is: Will Project Oxygen help a grown-up Google get its start-up mojo back? PROJECT OXYGEN started with some basic assumptions. In Project Oxygen, the statisticians gathered more than 10,000 observations about managers — across more than 100 variables, from various performance reviews, feedback surveys and other reports. Google clearly hopes to recapture some of the nimbleness and innovative spirit of its early years.

Ten Tips For Projecting An Effective Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Develop a reputation for being a resourceful problems solver.

10 Tips For Projecting A Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Develop a reputation for being a resourceful problems solver.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Develop a reputation for being a resourceful problems solver.

Eight unexpected ways to continue to develop yourself as a leader

Aspire-CS

Develop your direct reports, because those who report to you can help you to become even more successful. You may be surprised that you’ll learn new things when you engage in developing others. The best leaders are on the path of continually developing themselves.

10 Tips For Projecting An Effective Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Develop a reputation for being a resourceful problems solver.

How Many Projects Can A PM Handle?

Crossderry Blog

On the Strategy & Projects blog this week, we delved into a question about the optimal number of projects that one project manager can handle at a time. ” In this case, much depends on the project manager. Not a hard data point, but an observation based on the many PMO of the Year applications that I have read over the years is that determining the competency of project managers is a key first step in figuring out who is capable of handling multiple projects.

Restarting Stalled Projects, Guaranteed

Leadership Freak

Every reason projects stall comes back to one, lack of urgency. Who’s responsible: Save time, energy, and resources by settling the question of responsibility for derailed projects, quickly. Failure Leading Managing Marks of leaders Meetings and agendas Motivation Questions Taking others higher Teams inadequate resources Leadership Development Management managing projects meeting schedule Meetings personal conversations public meetings

Mobile, Native Apps and Project Management Software – What’s the Connection?

Strategy Driven

In the project management arena, it’s been established that projects are better carried out by teams, and teams nowadays can be dispersed geographically, hence, the growing prevalence of cloud-based project management software to keep these teams connected.

A Simple Project that Nudges Managers to Notice Others.

Leadership Freak

… Continue reading → Coaching Managing Servant-leadership Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational successThe shift from focusing on yourself to noticing others is essential to successful management. Systems and processes are essential, but people get things done. A managers performance is elevating the performance of others.…

Restarting Stalled Projects, Guaranteed

Leadership Freak

Every reason projects stall comes back to one, lack of urgency. Who’s responsible: Save time, energy, and resources by settling the question of responsibility for derailed projects, quickly. Failure Leading Managing Marks of leaders Meetings and agendas Motivation Questions Taking others higher Teams inadequate resources Leadership Development Management managing projects meeting schedule Meetings personal conversations public meetings

Free Individual Development Plan (IDP) Template

Great Leadership By Dan

The most popular post on this blog continues to be one of my first posts written in 2008 called How to Write a Great Individual Development Plan (IDP). It’s important to acknowledge strengths in a development discussion as they often can be used to help overcome development needs. Organizations often use competency models and 360 assessments as a way to identity strengths and development needs. See Top 12 Development Goals for Leaders for some examples.

Tips For Projecting An Effective Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Develop a reputation for being a resourceful problems solver.

What Wickipedia Can’t Tell You About Action Learning Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, action learning projects are one of the very best forms of leadership development. If you have no idea what an action learning project is, Wickipedia actually does a pretty good job of describing it. Lack of Project Sponsorship.

Getting Projects Completed Successfully

Linked 2 Leadership

We provide a safe and fun place to learn , grow and develop other leaders. What they end up doing instead is to take on the projects themselves and leave the opportunity for a team-based solution in the dust. Some people will get stuck and not ask for help and the project stalls.

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Action Learning Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, action learning projects are one of the very best forms of leadership development. If you have no idea what an action learning project is, Wikipedia actually does a pretty good job of describing it. Lack of Project Sponsorship.

A Successful Project / Assignment Starts With How It’s Handed-Off

Michael VanBruaene

Successful projects start at the stage when they are initially handed-off for planning and then implementation. Many times, projects do not meet expectations because the person doing the work is not sufficiently informed about its context, objectives, deliverables, how oversight is to be provided and potential problems. They should also know the project’s stakeholders. Project Assignment/Acceptance Framework. Other Related Work Or Projects.