Projects at Work

Perspectives

Opinions, research, analysis and surveys.


A wide range of perspectives from practitioners and peers.

Personal Agility Canvas

Posted by Dave Prior

(Originally Posted on ProjectManagement.com) “What kind of idiot would ask if they were Agile enough? What a stupid question.”  ~ Random guy I heard talking at an Agile ...
Posted in: The Reluctant Agilist


Provocative thinking from the field.

Planning By Consensus

- by Dan Patterson

So much hinges on the project schedule, yet so few team members contribute to it. Whatsmore, they typically don’t care about critical paths, constraints and other building blocks; they just want to know “what, where and when.” We're overdue for consensus-based planning tools that bridge execution and analytics.

No Problem Project Management

- by David Schmaltz

The problem-solving skills on which project managers largely build their reputations might be greatly improved by mastering the challenge of problem-selecting instead. In short, the difficulty isn’t the problem; it's how we’re coping with it. Radical acceptance is a start.

Exploring the latest trends impacting the PM community...

Set the Stage for Success

- by Don Beckett

Management decisions made before a software project is underway are a significant factor in determining whether it succeeds or fails. Here are seven principles, based on comprehensive studies, that leaders must support and uphold to help create an environment in which projects can succeed. Ignoring them practically guarantees failure.

Change Enablers

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Organizations that are finding success at change management share a common set of practices, including standardized practices, diligent communication, and engaged sponsors and stakeholders, according to the latest PMI research.

The latest findings and figures.

2014 Pulse of Profession

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Project Management Institute’s annual global outlook finds that the high cost of low performance remains a threat to organizational strategic initiatives. The keys to success are: developing people through training; improving project, program and portfolio management capabilities; and establishing benchmarks and metrics for project outcomes.

PPM Systems Not Ready for BYOD

- by ProjectsatWork.com

A survey of senior executives finds lack of preparedness for the Bring Your Own Device movement within organizations, as well as a continued reliance on spreadsheets to manage large projects.

ADVERTISEMENT

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:


SPONSORS

EVENTS

Bart G: "The second edition in this series is now published. There will be more to come.…" on Agile Anti-Patterns
September 18, 2014

leticia n: "Intresting issue , our team is new using Agile ,so this articule is good to star…" on Agile Anti-Patterns
September 16, 2014

Kenneth K: "Excellent analysis." on PM History Lessons: D-Day
September 12, 2014

Jonathan A: "I am glad learning this. Will try it for a month and access myself to see..." on Is Pomodoro Worth Your Time?
September 12, 2014

 

TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Dave Prior

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

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…

Vicki Wrona

President, Forward Momentum, LLC
Vicki Wrona is the founder and President of Forward Momentum, a PMI Regi…

Janis Rizzuto

Contributing Editor, ProjectsAtWork
Janis has been writing for ProjectsAtWork for more than a decade, starti…

Aaron Smith

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

BLOGS

DPM Radio Interview: Dave Prior

Posted by Brett Harned

Welcome to another episode of DPM Radio. Beloved Projects at Work author and Agile Shepherd Dave Pior is our guest this time. He’ll be speaking at the Digital PM Summit in Austin this October...
Posted in: The Digital PM


Personal Agility Canvas

Posted by Dave Prior

(Originally Posted on ProjectManagement.com) “What kind of idiot would ask if they were Agile enough? What a stupid question.”  ~ Random guy I heard talking at an Agile ...
Posted in: The Reluctant Agilist


TOOLS & TRAINING

project management software
     

Mavenlink provides powerful software and services to help organizations conduct business online. Our software combines advanced project management, resource planning, collaboration, and financial tools.

project management software
     

Clarizen is a pure SaaS-based work execution platform that goes beyond project management, giving organizations a unified environment to get the right work done, faster. Clarizen gives you a comprehensive set of tools for managing projects, tasks.

project management software
     

Changepoint helps businesses gain competitive advantage and increase profitability through complete portfolio visibility, planning insight, process automation, and improved resource utilization throughout a customer’s lifecycle. Changepoint’s busine

project management software
     

Sciforma provides a flexible and easy to use Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management software solution for industries and companies of all sizes.

ADVERTISEMENTS