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Five Ways to Identify Your Personal Strengths and Apply Them to Project Work

Does your job leverage your natural strengths? If you’re doing work that doesn’t tap into your greatest strengths, your performance and motivation will suffer along with your career. In contrast, when you’re aligned with your talents and interests, you gain a wellspring of confidence and expertise, and you do great work with a sense of...

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Why Is Organizational Change so Hard?

When we talk about “organizational change,” the words “resistance” and “tension” often spring to mind....

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6 Top Project Fears that Dynamic Project Management Makes Disappear

There’s a lot at stake for project teams and their managers. Big money’s on the table, commitments and partnerships have been made, and there’s a network of teams with skilled workers who are coordinating their efforts to make timely hand-offs and deliveries. In short, there’s endless stuff to accomplish and stay on top of. And if you...

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10 Killer Interview Questions for Project Managers on the Job Hunt

Your dream company has invited you to interview for a project management job. They’ve asked you their questions, and now it’s your turn to find out whether the company is a good fit for you. Asking the right questions can give you an accurate glimpse of what it will really be like to work for...

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7 Things Change Management Can Learn From Tech Media Sites

Change management needs to become more agile to communicate the iterative changes that agile development and DevOps bring to enterprise users. Most industry-accepted definitions of change management revolve around its systematic approach for driving business and technology change at both the organization and employee level. While agile development and DevOps are rewriting the definitions of...

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A Happier, More Productive Way to Work: LiquidPlanner @Work Is Almost Here!

  Happiness matters at work—on a number of levels. Study after study links employee well-being to increased productivity, more effective collaborations, higher creativity, and quality of work. For example, a recent University of Warwick study found that happiness created a 12% increase in productivity; a Gallop poll discovered that engaged employees were two times more productive...

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Using Technology to Engage Millennials at Work

Millennials, also known as digital natives (and Generation Y), were born between the early 1980s and early 2000s. Millennials grew up with instant access to information, making them the first truly hyper-connected generation. In fact, technology is so ingrained in their lifestyle that the US Chamber of Commerce found that they are 2.5 times more...

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Flipping the Switch: How to Transition From Desktop to Cloud-Based Project Management Software

Embracing the current generation of cloud-based project management software can be a bit thorny for some enterprises. For starters, there can be negative preconceptions on the part of project managers and teams who are accustomed to desktop project management tools. More importantly, security concerns over how project information is distributed—and made transparently—in collaboration software change the...

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A Look into the Future at the PMI Global Congress EMEA 2015

If you ever feel like you need a confidence boost and to recharge your project management batteries, then a conference is the way to do it. At the PMI EMEA Global Congress in London this month I met an IT project manager doing the same project as me but in Lithuania. It was reassuring to...

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Why DevOps Is Critical to your Biz

DevOps is a veritable cultural phenomenon across the technology industry that applies Agile and lean principles to system administration and operations. Applying DevOps to your software development and operations can be critical for your business, especially if you’re in a competitive market. I position DevOps right beside Agile project management and Agile development because of...

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7 Essential Skills for Project Teams

There’s a big focus on the skills that apply to individual project managers and contributors. But what about your project team as a whole? Your team needs to possess some essential skills in order to ensure their productivity, sanity, and the successful delivery of projects. Project teams are generally comprised of a variety of specialists...

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Raising the Profile of Project Management in Your Organization

Project managers know that good project management practices help organizations achieve better results with tighter cost control and a stronger focus on managing risk. In business terms, project management helps you deliver more with less. You know that. But do people higher up the organization understand it in the same way? The role of project...

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