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What's getting in your way? Let's break down the barriers and build bridges to success. Here are both leading-edge and time-tested approaches to better managing projects, programs and portfolios.


Planning and execution … conflict and communication … teams and stakeholders … control and innovation … managing and leading.

Adaptive Project Leadership

- by Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

Just like every project is unique, so are team members. Successful project managers adapt their leadership styles to complement the particular strengths of each team. Here, Susanne Madsen, author of The Power of Project Leadership, discusses four basic leadership styles and how we can identify the most appropriate approach for our teams. [25 min.]

Are You A Project Leader?

- by Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

In this interview with empowerment expert Thomas Juli, we begin with a definition of leadership, explore five leadership principles from his book, and then delve into the skills you need and actions you can take to be a more effective leader on your own projects. [30 min.]

Coordination and collaboration … metrics and methods … PMOs, standards and training … knowledge-sharing and decision-making.

Organizational Risk & the PMO

- by Andy Jordan

The PMO may not have direct accountability for the execution of organizational risk processes, but it remains a key stakeholder, providing critical support in a number of areas that impact risk, including process ownership, faciliting change and influencing the project culture.

Regulatory Projects: 6 Best Practices

- by Gary Hamilton and Jon McGowan

New regulations and reforms in response to the economic crisis have spawned countless compliance projects across industries. For project managers, the stakes are high — and the stakeholders have the power of the law behind them. Here are six best practices for managing projects in a regulatory environment.

Alignment and allocation … prioritization and politics … visibility and value … strategy and synergy.

Transformation Troubles

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Large enterprises view Business Transformation as essential to their ability to compete, but struggle with execution, according to a new study by Oracle and Forbes. Here are key findings from the study, including the roles of innovation, risk, and project portfolio management tools.

Risk Finale

- by Andy Jordan

Our 12-part series on organizational risk management concludes with a call to action — it starts with assessment and identification … leads to investment, buy-in and ownership … and makes use of tools and concepts like the risk profile, capacity and constraints hierarchy.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Bart Gerardi

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

Andy Jordan

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

Dave Prior

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

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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