Projects at Work
  • Collaboration

    Yes, and the Art of No

    - by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor (March 25, 2015)

    IT departments — and project teams in general — need to build a more collaborative, two-way relationship with the business side of their organizations, serving as an advisor and strategic partner. Sometimes that means knowing when to say “no” in order to prioritize needs, align work, and innovate solutions.

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  • Leadership

    Yin-Yang Leadership

    - by Susanne Madsen (February 25, 2015)

    The ability to fully support and enable your team to grow, and at the same time challenge and stretch it, is a skill that can be learned and honed over time. Let’s look at how you can do this by using the concepts of yang (which pushes continous improvement and innovation) and yin (which steps back and enables the team to do so).

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  • Collaboration

    Improve It Or Lose It

    - by Joachim Ahlstrom (February 11, 2015)

    High-performance teams keep it simple, stay focused and positive, create ownership, and take systematic approaches. These principles are also crucial to creating a continuous improvement culture and mindset, but many organizations get bogged down. Let’s take a closer look at why, and how common pitfalls can be avoided.

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Leadership

Find the Hidden Leader

- by Scott Edinger and Laurie Sain (March 23, 2015)

How does an organization ensure that its corporate culture recognizes, supports and enables high integrity? An important step is to identify the “hidden” leaders who help facilitate solutions on project and programs. Here are some examples of how they can be found.

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Stakeholders

The Gift of Visibility

- by Andy Jordan (March 18, 2015)

When team members feel that the organization as a whole isn’t interested in the project that they are delivering, they start to check out, increasing the possibility of careless mistakes and failure. But with a few simple steps, project leaders can often prevent this common morale problem.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, BigVisible Solutions
Dave Prior, PMP, CST, MBA is an Agile Consultant for BigVisible where he…

Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

Bart Gerardi

Sr. Technical Program Manager, Amazon.com
Bart has been an ecommerce program manager for 15 years, and can’t…

Cornelius Fichtner

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP is a noted PMP expert. He has helped over 25,000…

Kathleen O'Connor

I’m a freelance journalist and digital content strategist with 15+…

Aaron Smith

Editorial Director, ProjectsAtWork.com
Aaron has been the editor of ProjectsAtWork since 2001, leading its evol…

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Under Pressure

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Our three-part series on managing the pressures of project management was a “welcome addition” to the field’s toolkit, according to reader Terry Schmidt. The series — ba...
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Why are so many organizations failing to execute their strategy? “You’ve Been Disconnected” offers eight insights into the problem, including how hidden conversations can sabotage...
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