Trends in IT Project Management for 2015

Wrike

Here are 4 trends that are shaping the future of IT project management: Trend 1: Greater emphasis on leadership & communications skills. Gone are the days when technical competency was the most important qualification for an IT project manager: leadership and communication skills are increasingly vital. In a recent survey by ESI , 40% of IT project managers cite leadership or communication as the most necessary skill to succeed and advance in their careers.

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Fresh Friday 23 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention this Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week; The post Fresh Friday 23 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention this Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog agile thinking project leadership skills

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What does it take to up-skill our project managers?

Susanne Madsen

Research also shows that over 80% of high performing organizations believe that the most important skill for project managers to manage complex projects is leadership. Are the project management issues in your organisation related to lack of tools, techniques and processes or are they concerned with poor leadership (by either the project manager or sponsor) and an insufficient ability to influence and engage the stakeholders and the team?

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How good is your ability to build trust?

Susanne Madsen

Project leadership is about doing the right thing, and that sometimes means telling the unpleasant truth and saying things the way they are. One of the most important prerequisites for building great professional relationships with team members and stakeholders is trust. Without trust it’s impossible for a project to function effectively as people are unlikely to open up, collaborate and follow someone who they feel they can’t rely on. Trust is essential for working together.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Wrike

17% say the leadership of certified Project Managers. Project Management Institute: Pulse of the Profession 2015: Capturing the Value of Project Management 2015. Capterra Project Management User Research Report 2015. The post Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015 appeared first on Blog Wrike. Project Management 2015 trends IT Project Management project management report resources statistics

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Managing BPI Projects

Gina Abudi PM

Project Management BPI projects business process improvement managing stakeholders project leadership project stakeholdersManaging Stakeholders Expectations around Change Managing business process improvement (BPI) projects are challenging enough. Add to that the need to manage stakeholders’ expectations around change as it relates to the BPI project and your challenges have doubled!

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23 Project Management Books for All Experience Levels

Wrike

You’ll learn about Work Breakdown Structures, defining a project schedule and budget, controlling deliverables, managing issues and risks, leadership and communication skills, working with stakeholders, and more. Leadership & Management Techniques . The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable – Patrick Lencioni. You only have so many hours in the day, and precious few of them are your free time.

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Interview with Lori Bush Shepard, VP of Corporate Marketing at Clarizen

TrustRadius Project Management

If you think about traditional project management tools, they were focused on and designed for professional managers to keep track of things and roll that reporting up to leadership in the company. TrustRadius talked with Clarizen’s VP of Marketing about collaborative work management, a new software category that combines traditional project management with tools for collaboration and execution. What is your take on the current state of project management?

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9 Project Management Lessons Learned from the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Wrike

Second: complete commitment from leadership so your team has the support they need to get things done. “We can lick gravity, but sometimes paperwork is overwhelming.”. Wernher von Braun, Chief Architect of Apollo’s Saturn V . Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins may have been the most visible figures of the 1969 moon landing, but the Apollo 11 team included thousands of people led by a select group of program and project managers at NASA.

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Top 5 Reasons for Project Failure and How to Avert Disaster

Wrike

To learn more about how to be a present manager and leader, read this article: 7 Leadership & Mindset Tips for Extreme Project Managers. As a vendor of project management and collaboration software, we talk to a lot of project managers. And we’ve heard all too often that despite every obvious intention for a project to be successful, the reality is that sometimes things fall apart.

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Collecting Critical Data Begins at Project Intake

Function Point

Quantitative data enables confident and swift decision-making and enables them to justify their decisions to their staff, their clients and executive leadership. This is a guest post contributed by Cella Consulting, the leading expert in in-house creative agency management and operations. Creative leaders are most effective in implementing operational changes when their decision-making is data driven.

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Collecting Critical Data Begins at Project Intake

Function Point

Quantitative data enables confident and swift decision-making and enables them to justify their decisions to their staff, their clients and executive leadership. This is a guest post contributed by Cella Consulting, the leading expert in in-house creative agency management and operations. Creative leaders are most effective in implementing operational changes when their decision-making is data driven.

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SPM 025 | Personal Growth & Development with Jared Coffin and Naomi Caietti

SensiblePM

Leadership. Webinar: Key Leadership Behaviors to Advance in Project Management. Naomi Caietti shares the first step for Jared Coffin in his personal growth and development plan. Listen as we learn the foundational behaviors project managers and program managers should focus on to improve their skills. During the Podcast. During this episode Naomi referenced a research study, that she was able to participate in, that was performed by Pradco and Baldwin University in 2012.

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Is Your Agency Ready For a Project Management Software?

Function Point

“Our leadership team feels there is a lack of visibility into the day-to-day activities of the business.” At Function Point, many of the creative agencies we talk to are searching for a project management software solution to replace the ad-hoc systems they have in place. A comment we often hear is that their workflow processes are becoming too complicated, inconsistent and time-consuming, plus there’s a lack of visibility into what is actually getting done.

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Is Your Agency Ready For a Project Management Software?

Function Point

“Our leadership team feels there is a lack of visibility into the day-to-day activities of the business.” At Function Point, many of the creative agencies we talk to are searching for a project management software solution to replace the ad-hoc systems they have in place. A comment we often hear is that their workflow processes are becoming too complicated, inconsistent and time-consuming, plus there’s a lack of visibility into what is actually getting done.

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Fresh Friday 20 November 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the articles and blog posts that caught my attention this week: The post Fresh Friday 20 November 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Art of Project Leadership

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Disband Your PMO

Troubled and Failing Project

It seems to be nothing more than a tool to fill a void in leadership? After nearly 30 years of project work, I struggle to understand the role of a project management office (PMO). Even though, I have written of the pros and cons , and read a plethora of articles, opinions, and how-to guides little has been done to convince me that the PMO is reducing project failure. Even the acronym, which is so widely thrown around, has little meaning as the "P" has no less than four meanings.

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Fresh Friday 04 December 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week: The post Fresh Friday 04 December 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Art of Project Leadership

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Fresh Friday 09 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week: The post Fresh Friday 09 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Art of Project Leadership Project Collaboration

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Fresh Friday 18 December 2015 – What Caught My attention This week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week; The post Fresh Friday 18 December 2015 – What Caught My attention This week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog project leadership skills

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SPM 028 | Applying Project Management Behaviors as an Aspiring Project Manager

SensiblePM

In episode 25 Naomi shared with us a study called Key Leadership Behaviors to Advance in Project Management. Webinar: Key Leadership Behaviors to Advance in Project Management. In the final session with Naomi Caietti, Jared discovers the final steps required to apply project management behaviors into his personal development plan.

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Fresh Friday 11 September 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week; The post Fresh Friday 11 September 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Art of Project Leadership project knowledge management

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The secret to authentic leadership in projects

Susanne Madsen

Authenticity is a fundamental building block in project leadership. Leadership doesn’t come from emulating others or from blindly following a set of rules. If you don’t understand what the purpose of your leadership is, and what you big “why” is, you will be easily influenced – not just by external events and other people’s opinions – but also by your own emotions and impulses.

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Fresh Friday 30 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week: The post Fresh Friday 30 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog brisbane project management courses project leadership skills

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Fresh Friday 02 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week: The post Fresh Friday 02 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Art of Project Leadership creativity project management Next Generation Project Managers

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The 4th Phase of Project Management: Interview with Peter Taylor (Video)

Wrike

I recently interviewed Peter Taylor, also known as “The Lazy Project Manager” as part of the Wrike Thought Leadership Series. 5 Must-Have Skills for the Project Manager Resume in 2015. Project Management enterprise project management interview Peter Taylor PMO thought leadership series virtual teamsIf you don’t know Peter, he’s the author of 9 books, including a new one, Real Project Management.

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How to Combat the 4 Main Sources of Scope Creep

Wrike

Weak Leadership. “It might be a good idea to add this feature.” ” “Let’s extend the test cycle so we have more data.” ” “I hate adding to your work but can you…?” ” These sentences, once uttered, herald the onset of every project manager’s recurring nightmare — that phenomenon of a project ballooning in size and scope, while budgets and timelines remain the same. It’s called scope creep. And it’s deadly.

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4 Myths on Leadership

Axosoft

This post discusses four myths about leadership–and particularly project leadership–that simply aren’t true (or certainly not across the board). This is an unfortunate cultural stereotype that has–and still is–prevalent in all areas of the workplace, not solely leadership roles. I don’t think anyone is a natural born leader, but that leadership is a learned process as well as a result of your environment and experiences. Leaders are loud, strong, bold and connected.

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4 Myths on Leadership

Axosoft

This post discusses four myths about leadership–and particularly project leadership–that simply aren’t true (or certainly not across the board). This is an unfortunate cultural stereotype that has–and still is–prevalent in all areas of the workplace, not solely leadership roles. I don’t think anyone is a natural born leader, but that leadership is a learned process as well as a result of your environment and experiences. Leaders are loud, strong, bold and connected.

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Culture Pockets

Pawel Brodzinski

For people in leadership and management positions they are sometimes the only way to maintain internal integrity. Organizational culture is one of these areas that I pay a lot of attention to. Over years I started valuing the role of the culture increasingly more and more. The biggest difficulty though is that organizational culture is a challenging beast to control. Organizational Culture. organizational culture.

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4 Keys to Getting Successful Project Sponsorship

Wrike

2] So show execs and sponsors the stats , broken down into dollars and cents, to convince them that they need to be an active part of project leadership — not just a passive observer of the project manager’s efforts and results. Good sponsorship is the #1 driver of project success.[1] 1] Yet fewer than 2 in 3 projects have actively engaged project sponsors.[2]

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Understanding Why Conflict Happens – A Mini Case Study

Gina Abudi PM

Project Management Leadership managing conflict project leadership resolving conflict understanding conflictI have been coaching a client around conflict they are having within their project team. In talking with my client, she shared the following information: “Conflict is happening more and more on the project team. It seems that even the smallest issue becomes a big issue in just a matter of minutes! We are getting [.].

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Free Cultural Intelligence Training by Participating in Research Study

Stepping Into Project Management

Degree: Master of Science in Neuroscience of Leadership Research Topic: Investigate the effectiveness of intercultural competence training What is the context for this study? This research study is the final deliverable for completing my Master of Science degree in Neuroscience of Leadership through Middlesex University (U.K). The deadline to sign up to participate in the study is June 15, 2015. My friend Samad needs your help and participation for his project.

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Five Ways to Better Manage Your Stakeholders

Gina Abudi PM

Project Management engaging stakeholders managing stakeholders project leadershipHere are five simple ways to manage (and engage) your stakeholders in your project: Utilize a stakeholder register to track each stakeholder and contact information as well as their needs, wants and expectations as it relates to the project. Take the time to meet each stakeholder – either in person or via a virtual format. [.]. The post Five Ways to Better Manage Your Stakeholders appeared first on Gina Abudi.

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IT: We Don't Need No Stinking Leadership

Troubled and Failing Project

I can only see one way to interpret it other than Information Technology "leaders" simply do not care about leadership. I have never posted email marketing results, because. well, let's face it. it is kind of tacky. Now and then, however, there is a story to be told. In my opinion, this set of statistics is a little over-the-top in what it shows. To understand how I can make such a brash statement, you need a little background. IT Assessment

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Acknowledge Members of the Project Team

Gina Abudi PM

Project Management acknowledge team members engaging teams leading teams project leadershipWhile it is important for project managers to recognize the efforts of the project team as a whole, there are times when they should also acknowledge the efforts of individuals on the team. When an individual team member stands out in some way – whether by pitching in to help another team member, managing a [.]. The post Acknowledge Members of the Project Team appeared first on Gina Abudi.

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A Mini Case Study: Leading a Project as a New Project Manager – Part II

Gina Abudi PM

Project Management building a project team engaging stakeholders establishing relationships kicking off the project new project managers project leadership project success starting new projectsBest Practices for a New Project Manager to Establish Themselves and Build Relationships Quickly Read Part I for background information. In his part, we’ll share some best practices to help Sydney ensure her first project starts off well.

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Define Roles and Responsibilities Early on in the Project

Gina Abudi PM

Project Management managing complex projects project leadership project roles RAMIt is important for project managers to define roles and responsibilities early on in the project to avoid confusion and resource issues later on. While there will always be individuals who roll on and off projects, some key project personnel should be committed to the project from the beginning and have the time to fulfill [.].

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Four Key Ways to Disengage Overly-Involved Project Sponsors

Gina Abudi PM

Project Management managing sponsors project leadership project sponsorsThere are times when we need to disengage a project sponsor who is overly involved in the day-to-day work of the project team. We want them engaged in the project, certainly; but not so involved in the tasks associated with the project that the team feels they can’t get the work done. Much of time [.]. The post Four Key Ways to Disengage Overly-Involved Project Sponsors appeared first on Gina Abudi.

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Skills Needed to Effectively Engage Stakeholders

Gina Abudi PM

Project Management building relationships project leadership project stakeholders stakeholder engagement takeholder management

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