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Managing Team Stress

Look for signs that your team members are off. Read between the lines and pick up non-verbal cues.

Call It What It Is

Anyone in the project management field has heard of gold plating. For those less familiar with the term it basically means adding features outside the original scope and requirements. Working with teams less familiar with all of the downstream impacts and risks, may think this scenario isn’t that dangerous and will help please the customer.

Strengthening and Enforcing Our Profession

In order to be an effective project manager (PM), we should look at our definition of project management. Definitions surprisingly vary greatly by organization and individual. We should be careful about calling something project management that really is not.

Leading Transformations

This month I dusted off a graduate school reference, “What Leaders Really Do” by John Kotter. This book and a few others are those types of readings that are good periodic refreshers. In project management we are faced with implementing change as part of our projects.

Choose Leaders Who SOLVE, Not Create, Potential Problems!

Denying reality, avoiding personal responsibility, and taking actions, which seem to precipitate, potential crises, rather than pursuing, a well – considered, strategic and action plan, and considering immediate, intermediate, and longer – term impacts, and ramifications, is not true leadership! It must be, the duty, and responsibility of those, we elect to serve and represent us, must SOLVE, rather than creating, problems! How often, in the past 3 1/2 years, have we witnessed, President Donald Trump, either, take certain actions, or avoid, doing so, in a timely manner (when action was needed, and indicated), and, then, when, some perceived crisis, was created,…