Communicating Your Project Plan With Stakeholders

Strategy Driven

As a project manager, one of the most important things you need to do is communicate effectively. This is something you will learn about extensively during your project management courses. Read on to discover some of the different ways you can communicate your project plan to them.

Top Project Management Challenges

Strategy Driven

Did you know that organizations lose $109 million for every $1 billion invested in projects and programs? Ask any project manager, and you’ll hear that one of the top problems that they face is a high tolerance for failure. You just finished reading Top Project Management Challenges !

Why Do Good Projects Go Bad?

Strategy Driven

‘Why do good projects go bad?’ – This seems to be a question a lot of project managers end up asking themselves. This blog post presents some of the most common project management mistakes made by companies all over the world. Projects change all of the time.

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 […].

Keeping the Workflow Going: 9 Common Pitfalls of IT Project Management

Strategy Driven

Many IT executives moan about mismanagement in so many projects. In fact, even with project management applications, IT projects often end up taking much longer than anticipated and going beyond the budget. This delays the entire project itself.

How to Run a Better Project: A Communication Tool For Project Managers

Let's Grow Leaders

Whether you’re a PMI certified project manager working to spearhead several large-scale projects, or a manager balancing a critical project while still doing your day job, you know the importance of communication.

KidPower 2015 Earth Day Project – Coaching Kids to Lead

Lead Change Blog

This month, COI is undertaking an ambitious Earth Day project titled, KidPower2015 Earth Day Project , with the goal of encouraging COI kids to be leaders in the movement to protect the Earth for future generations. The classroom served as the project’s “proving grounds.”

5 Tragic Mistakes that Will Derail Your Action Learning Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, action learning projects, where groups work together to address real business problems, can provide an immediate ROI that more than pays for your training investment. The post 5 Tragic Mistakes that Will Derail Your Action Learning Projects appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

Will this project manager make a good people manager?

Lead Change Blog

Sam’s team just delivered a complex project on-time, on-budget, and with impeccable quality. His company is eying him for promotion, because they want him to “rub off” on other project managers, whose results aren’t as stellar. In theory, a good project manager can become a good [.] Maybe he can teach them a trick or two? Author information Leigh Steere Co-founder, Managing People Better, LLC—a management research firm/think tank. Professional kettle-stirrer. Writer.

10 Questions to Ask When Starting a Project

Women on Business

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The Nickname Project

Leadership Freak

Nurse Alice Tittle said Claudia Alta Taylor was, “… as pretty as a lady bird.” At two years old, Claudia became, “Lady Bird.” (NYT) NYT) Claudia became the First Lady of the United States… Continue reading → Encouragement Strengths Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development Organizational Development

What’s Missing in Project Management Training

Kevin Eikenberry

The truth is there is probably as much training available on project management as there is on any leadership topic or skill I could ever write about here. Change Leadership Empowerment Leadership Leadership Communication Learning project management projects

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.

Frontline Festival: Best Practices in Project Management and Project Planning

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival on project management and planning. We’ve been doing a lot of work with project managers and their teams in our corporate work as well as speaking at a number of Project Management Institute conferences and […].

Leadership Inspiration – Great Projects

Strategy Driven

“ Men despise great projects when they do not feel themselves capable of great success.” You just finished reading Leadership Inspiration - Great Projects ! The post Leadership Inspiration – Great Projects appeared first on StrategyDriven.

Picasso and Project Management

Strategy Driven

So what does any of this have to do with Project Management? The common theme from the above is with projects themselves. Just like art, there are projects that have major impacts on society, like the Sistine Chapel (Pyramids, Moon landings, etc.). While other types of projects are more the paint by numbers type. Projects (and Project Managers) also have many different ways to reach the end goal. Projects are works of art and not scientific theory.

How to Be a Successful Project Manager

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Do You Really Finish Your Projects?

Kevin Eikenberry

I mean no disrespect here, but my bet is, based on my experience and observation, that you don’t completely finish your projects. Achievement Leadership Leadership Communication Learning Manage Projects Success finishing strong

When Projects Fail

Leadership Freak

We had a project fail. 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. Finger-pointing is the loser’s way of getting […].

Infuence Mapping – How To Lead Your Project To Success

Lead Change Blog

Understanding the nature and intensity of these changes can be vital to your project’s success. Recognizing the stakeholders of your project is what influence mapping is all about. Now you may have a long list of people who have an impact on your project.

Good Project Management Practices

Curious Cat

I find myself working as a project manager, or a program management consultant more frequently in the last few years.

Steps and Tips for Proper Project Planning

Lead Change Blog

The ability to properly plan and complete projects can be an extremely intricate, complicated [.]. Leadership Development Project planning Team productivity Teamwork Work PerformancePosted in Leadership Development We have all heard the age old 7 P’s about the effects proper planning has on your performance. While the phrase may be a bit brash, it is completely accurate. Poor planning is one of the top reasons most businesses fail.

Lead Change Book Project Summer 2011

Lead Change Blog

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The Mental Game of Project Management: Simple Tips to Set Your Team and Project Up for Success

Kevin Eikenberry

The post The Mental Game of Project Management: Simple Tips to Set Your Team and Project Up for Success appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Lou Russell project management projects teleseminars Maybe I’ve always known it, but it continues to become clearer to me with each passing week and month. Getting better at anything starts mentally – with our mindset, beliefs and values.

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

Managing projects effectively

Lead on Purpose

In general, a project is defined as an activity or endeavor that has a definite start and end date, and is done to achieve certain goals or objectives. The common stages of a project include Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Completion. A project is also run by a project manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day execution of tasks, and is often appointed by the project owner or sponsor. Define Project Scale and Scope.

Six Reasons Even the Best Project Managers Fail

Let's Grow Leaders

The project is mission critical, and complicated with lots of moving parts across departments. You’ve assigned your rock star, PMI certified project manager to shepherd the process and the project is way behind schedule.

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? !

Digital Project Leadership – “Re-Imagining the Client Experience”

Lead Change Blog

With the technological advances that occur every day, it is important that Project Leaders stay on top of these changes by developing a “Digital Project Leadership” mindset to stay relevant.

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.

How Project Management Apps Are Fostering Remote Working

Strategy Driven

The inter-connectivity of computers worldwide and the advent of project management apps and time-tracking software has made this possible. Project management software helps keep the entire process not just organized but ultimately promotes greater efficiency.

Why Large Complex Projects Often Fail

Lead Change Blog

You don’t have to go very far to find a failed multi-million dollar project. To be clear, let’s define failure as a multi-million dollar project that ran consistently over budget and behind schedule; some came in years late. Why Large Complex Projects Often Fail. Best of Blogs Series Leadership Development complexity failure Project Management risk take a risk

Mindful Mondays: Reflect, Then Project

Next Level Blog

We''re very close to the time of year when people start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. There’s just something about that blank calendar (or at least more blank than your end of 2014 calendar) that makes hope spring forth that the coming year will be different in the ways that matter most.

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. Relate Articles: Project Management Best Practice 3 – Line Management Project Ownership.

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. Just like any other profession, gaining the required experience to perfect your art is required.

The Shibboleth Project

Tony Mayo

While a consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co in New York City I was assigned to a high-pressure project for a Wall Street firm.

Mirrors only REFLECT, Not PROJECT

Dave Bratcher

Mirrors reflect – Not project. Does your car have a rear view mirror? What about side mirrors? As we wait today for the ball to drop and ring in 2013, we find ourselves in a place only fitting to reflect on the past year.

Five Leadership Styles for Successful Project Management

Lead on Purpose

What makes Project Managers successful? But there’s one thing that the best, most valued Project Managers have in common. If your servers go down and you’re losing $1,000 a minute, you need a take-charge project leader who tells people exactly what to do to fix the problem. Well, you don’t, especially as projects become more complex and you need people to take initiative. Project Managers who over-rely on this style devalue people and reinforce learned helplessness.

Is It Time to Change the Definition of Project Success?

Women on Business

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Unveiling the Next Big Lead Change Project

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Lead Change Book Leadership Development There’s been an exciting project going on behind the scenes within Lead Change, and now it’s time to pull back the curtain to give our community a sneak peek. We wrote a book! A virtual community of 21 authors (all contributing authors to the Lead Change Group) came together to share their wisdom and perspectives [.]. Lead Change Book Leadership Development book Character collaboration leadchange Leadership

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.

The Perfect, Post-Project Checklist for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Ergo, reflecting on every project will help your consulting firm thrive. The post The Perfect, Post-Project Checklist for Your Consulting Firm appeared first on David A. You want your consulting firm to continuously improve and grow.

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.