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


Best practices, lessons learned and advice from your peers in the trenches.

Hindsight Is 50/50

- by Bart Gerardi

Do team members and executives in your organization see retrospectives as a waste of time and expense? If so, maybe your retrospectives aren’t providing the value they should, from establishing a culture of team learning and stressing continual improvement, to tracking metrics and celebrating successes.

PM Obstacles: Miracle Work

- by Vicki Wrona, PMP

Some organizations expect project managers to be “miracle workers” who produce results without the active support or involvement of leadership. And sometimes project managers are able to leverage resources, meet deadlines and achieve deliverables under these conditions. But it’s not a long-term strategy for success.

Thought-leaders and practitioners give voice to the latest trends, techniques and tools.

The Art of Mobbing

- by Dave Prior

Mob Programming pioneer Woody Zuill discusses the principles and benefits of this fast-emerging software development approach in which the entire team works on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer. He says all you need to get started is a “spirit of discovery.” [56 min.]

The Influential Agile Leader

- by Dave Prior

Agile coach Johanna Rothman discusses the skills that go into becoming an influential agile leader, including indirect problem-solving, relationship-building, feedback, working with senior managers, being in the moment, and the art of saying “no.” But you have to actually practice these things to get better at them. [45 min.]

There's no one right way to get the job done — it's about context and striking a balance that suits the situation. Let's compare and contrast different approaches.

Managing: Hands-on vs. Hands-off

- by Brad Egeland

When managing your project teams, are you more hands-on or hands-off? What are the key advantages and disadvantages of each approach? In what situations is one approach more appropriate than the other? Can you do both?

Planning: Objective/Subjective

- by Andy Jordan

When planning your projects, do you use an objective or subjective approach? What are the key differences between each? When is one approach better than the other, and when can they be combined?

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Bart Gerardi

Director, Software Development, Audible.com
Bart has been in ecommerce for over 20 years, and can’t imagine a …

Andy Jordan

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

Beth Spriggs

Vice President, Technology, Leadership for Educational Equity
Author of The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats. Available o…

Vicki Wrona

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

Kathleen O'Connor

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

Aaron Smith

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

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