Monthly Digest

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in February 2019

Every month I put together my version of the best articles on project management and related topics. Please, check out the TOP 10 articles on project management in February 2019.

Strategies

Strategic Project Selection

Not every project is a good idea. In the best case we might have several good projects to select from. By applying a structured approach to project selection, project managers can increase the chances of selecting potentially successful projects with the most positive organizational impacts. This article reveals seven basic techniques for choosing projects to undertake. [Read more…]

Why 2019 is the Year to Try Project Management as a Service

The author of this article comes up with a suggestion to start using project management as a service. The benefits of this approach are obvious. It adds a layer that improves the effectiveness through enhanced accountability, greater communication and processes and deep expertise. It also brings in an independent voice and perspective. [Read more…]

Leadership & Teambuilding

Why Your Success is Fueled by Your Peers

In this article Skip Prichard promotes the idea that your individual success depends on your surroundings. Hovewer, it`s not enough to get around successful people. You should also strive for mutual trust and accountability among your team memebrs in order to build a high-performing team that will eventually lead you and your peers to success. [Read more…]

Extreme Ownership is the Bedrock of Success for Digital Projects

The author of this article introduces to the readers the idea of extreme ownership. Extreme ownership is something more than what we would typically think of as “responsibility” or “accountability” in our jobs. In extreme ownership a leader has total responsibility for success or failure, with no excuses, no blame, and with open admission of mistakes. Personally I completely agree that a true leader must have such attitude. [Read more…]

Best Practices

The Key To Delivering Success: Project Assurance

This article familiarizes the readers with a project assurance framework. Project assurance is a process that allows project stakeholders and project managers (PMs) to assess the risks and strengths of a project. By outlining key threats, objective success criteria and adequate project controls with project stakeholders, PMs can create a stronger infrastructure to increase the chance of success. [Read more…]

Managing Expectations: The Art And Science Of Dynamic Schedulings

A proper scheduling is the key to a project success. Schedules contribute to realistic stakeholder expectations. Target dates, deadlines and accomplishments motivate performers. However, unrealistic schedules put unnecessary pressure on performers. The author of this article explains the art and the science behind the correct sheduling. [Read more…]

Why Every Meeting Should Be Optional

Meetings are a notoriously famous topic in project management. It seems that every project manager is seeking for the recipe of an ideal meeting, but no one has found it yet. In this article Lucid Meetings CEO Elise Keith comes up with quite a provocative idea of making every meeting optional for all the participants. [Read more…]

Hard Skills

My Secret To Finally Getting Organized: Why PMs Need A Personal Organization System

When you’re balancing multiple projects, clients and teams, you can find yourself constantly bombarded with incoming events. Handling numbers of tasks, requests, conversations, alerts (etc) every day is a real challenge. Is it possible to stay organized in such circumstances? The answer is `yes`, but you have to develop your personal organization system to get everything done. [Read more…]

Soft Skills

10 Essential Tips To Help You Become The Best Project Manager Possible

It doesn’t matter what the project you’re working on is. Being the project manager in control of it all is one of the most essential roles in the entire team, and the success of the project will generally lie on your shoulders. In this article you will find 10 tips you need to know to become the best project manager and ultimately get the best results. [Read more…]

Remote Teams

Remote Reservations: Why Managers Are Afraid To Let Employees Work Virtually

The author of this article comes up with a suggestion to start using project management as a service. The benefits of this approach are obvious. It adds a layer that improves the effectiveness through enhanced accountability, greater communication and processes and deep expertise. It also brings in an independent voice and perspective. [Read more…]

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