Jack Roth was a project manager who had been managing a major project for a large PMO for about nine months. The project had a two year duration, and was slated to provide new functionality and systems for a major revenue component of the company. One morning Jack arrived at the office to hear the news that a Program Manager who had been managing a major effort that linked … [Read more...] about Project Managers, Are You Ready to Answer the “Call to Duty” in Your Organizations?
Many of the followers of my blog will recall my references to the principles and work of Lou Tice of The Pacific Institute. Lou Tice was a teacher and a leader who guided the development of many managers in large and small organizations. His "Achieving Your Potential" and "Investment in Excellence" Programs have been a mainstay for internal development of key personnel for … [Read more...] about Project Managers, Make Bold Plans AHEAD of Acquiring Resources, Competencies and Capabilities
I am certain that every active project manager has encountered a situation in which a project sponsor, stakeholder, or even a team member seems to be taking actions in the short term that would tend to undermine the success of the project, or to disagree with previous decisions on project scope, direction, or management. Some of these actions can be handled by the project … [Read more...] about Focus on What Makes Them Human…
So you have been a project manager for quite some time now and you think you have done a good job. Sure, you've made some mistakes and some bad decisions along the way that you wish you could have reversed at the time and sown better judgment in handling. But, overall you think you have handled the basics of being a real "PROJECT MANAGER." You have selected some good team … [Read more...] about A Challenge to all Project Managers
Those of you who follow my blog site know that I have written recently about the fact that Lessons Learned are all about us. They occur in every discipline and field of endeavor we might pursue. They arise as the result of actions of the participants and consequences of those actions or what is commonly referred to in project jargon as "outcomes." Everyone can participate … [Read more...] about In Process Lessons Learned