TED talks for project managers? I can list dozens! They would all make a perfect sense. Why? The role of a PM is that much diversified. In this article, I want to share my top five TED Talks any project manager should watch. (In fact, I hope you will find time to watch at least one or … [Read more...] about 5 Actionable TED Talks for Project Managers I Recommend
Project Management Tips and Tricks
The latest articles on project management that go beyond one knowledge area. Topics vary from Google's approach to people management to my tools, books, and resources.
“It looks like a micromanagement to me,” Corwin said just as we left the room. “What’s the problem?” I asked. “Micromanagement is a bad technique, isn’t it?” Corwin was surprised. Micromanagement got a bad reputation. It is a tool of evil project managers! Only despotic leaders use … [Read more...] about Untapped Powers of Micromanagement in Project Management
Last week I was in the US and met Leigh Espy from ProjectBliss.net. You know, I suggested Leigh, her blog, and her book several times already. I couldn't miss the opportunity to meet her in-person. Several messages, more hours of driving and here we … [Read more...] about Interview with Leigh Espy from ProjectBliss.com
Making people honor commitments is a complex problem. Asking them to provide some level of output consistently is difficult. Forcing someone to work is unacceptable. I hope you agree on that. So, what can you do? In this article, I will get through three approaches you can take. This … [Read more...] about How to Make Project Team Honor Commitments
“I do not have the technical skill to become a software development project manager.” I hear this all the time. However, here is a catch. No one expects you, as a project manager, to write code or set up servers. You do need to know the software development process, what goes into creating … [Read more...] about What are the Technical Skill of a Software Development Project Manager?
Delivering project on-time and within budget is the ultimate goal for many project managers. However, when you look at it, this goal is unachievable. The thing is managers believe that the secret is in specific tricks, tools, or “experience.” That is wrong! To deliver a project within budget … [Read more...] about Secret Tips for Delivering Project On-Time and Within Budget