Stealthy Agile Project Management

Even if your organization isn’t ready to be 100% agile, it doesn’t mean that you can’t (stealthily) introduce your clients to agile project management. Here are some ways to introduce agile concepts to your stakeholders without them knowing it.

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Spring Cleaning for Project Managers

I previously wrote about how to maintain momentum on your projects to ensure that you continue to make progress against your goals. If you are not where you want to be, the warming weather may offer the inspiration you need for a bout of project spring cleaning. How can project managers spruce up their projects for spring?

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The Project Manager Formerly Known as the Subject Matter Expert

In a previous post, I published my failure resume showcasing professional setbacks. One of the items listed was sticking too long with a gig I knew too well. When I made the decision to try something different, a colleague asked me to write a post about what project managers should consider when undertaking a new role.

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Failure Resume

In the next several months, I’m scheduled to speak on ways that project managers can improve efficiency and boost productivity. Past reactions to this talk are usually something like, “Wow, that’s great! But I’ll never be that organized.” My presentation was not resonating with my audience because I had failed to explain why I have adopted these productivity-boosting techniques. Developing a failure resume could be a great tool to demonstrate this point.

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Fete Accompli

Why is it that we don't take the time to honor our accomplishments the same way we obsess over our shortcomings? I'd recommend that project managers institute a process for accomplishment review so that this activity is sure to become a fait accompli.

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