An article describing how to be more successful when managing cross-cultural and multi-national projects.
A controversial article that claims that the two professions are not all that different.
I sit down to write this article knowing that my initial proposition is going to cause some debate – even anger – among readers. Yet, I believe that the point still needs to be discussed, so I am going to take a risk and put these thoughts into writing.
An article that examines the elements of project management success.
I spend a portion of my time recovering troubled projects or helping project managers avoid traveling down the road towards a troubled project. In doing this, I keep making the same observation over and over again: most project managers are failing.
I have been asked to participate in a panel discussion at a conference on certification. The session is called “There is NO Value in Certification!” At first, I thought this statement was ridiculous, but soon I found many people...
There is NO SUCH THING AS CHANGE CONTROL. Yes, you read that correctly. The idea that we can control change is a myth.
In an economy where the word “recession” has been in the headlines for the past 2-3 years, using incremental business value as the measure of project success has become more and more common in the marketplace. Project managers are being asked more and mor
In service companies, people have characterized sales people as the ones who bring in revenue to an company, but project managers as the ones that translate that revenue into profit. Project managers are the ones who lead in the creation of value for project stakeholders.
The other day, I was challenged by a client to provide a description of why they still needed a PM at the end of their project. To understand their question, and my response, you need a bit of background information first.
An article discussing how to choose an iteration length for your own agile project. The article also addresses the controversial topic of varying iteration lengths.
As agile project management methods are becoming more widely adopted in companies around the world, many struggle with one of the most basic decisions when starting iterative incremental project approaches: what is the ideal iteration length to use? Let's see if we can tackle that question.
The debate rages in the agile community about the role of the project manager on agile projects. Read this article to get the perspective of Kevin Aguanno, the Agile PM.
There is a lot of resistance in the agile community against project management. Many (though not all) proponents of agile methods feel that project management is the root of all evils. To understand this perspective, we need to look at how agile methods were evangelized in their early days.
I do a lot of consulting on the adoption of agile management techniques. What I keep seeing are the same issues popping up time and time again. While lots of good information has been circulating about agile project management for the past decade or so, misperceptions abound.