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Soccer Strategies for Project Management
Soccer is a quick moving, strategic sport. Very much like managing the team at your office, you have to think about the long term outcome and the immediate dangers to your objective and take quick evasive action. Taking a look at these strategies can inform and improve our methods for dealing with progress (and lack of it) on your team. Going Offsides The offside rule can be confusing, but...
A Question of Expertise – To SME or not to SME?
A long time ago on a project not so far away, I was the lead Project Manager for a large Telecom Voice over IP implementation project, working with several product architects and developers all speaking in a strange and ‘foreign’ language to me.  The language wasn’t from another country, rather it was the specific language us in IT know too well, the jargon of the specific technology being...
Top Project Portfolio Pitfalls to be Aware Of
Gone are the days when all project teams worked in the same office, in the same building, on the same corporate campus. Now, many work on their projects in various company office or are based in home offices across the world. These same teams very often now have to focus on more than one project. Project portfolio management (PPM) deals with all of an organization's project. It is a controlled...
5 Steps to the Perfect Proactive Project Management Scenario
Getting tasks done requires that project managers assign things to people who can handle these jobs. It takes delegation, honest communication and the ability to properly assess the strengths and weaknesses of individuals. In the event that leaders aren't sure what to do, they should look for help within their teams and contact others in the organization for assistance. No matter the challenge...
Five Reasons to Use Agile
For any of you project management purists out there, agile is a framework for projects that's based around sprints that last anywhere from one week to one month. Your tasks are broken down to get faster implementation and quicker feedback. So what makes agile different from traditional project management? Like normal, pre-planned project management, agile IS team-based, but has a distinct...