How to Delegate Effectively

Delegation is a critical skill to cultivate no matter where you are in your career. Once you start to delegate, how do you continue to delegate in a way that is effective? Here are five steps to take to delegate effectively.

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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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The Art and Science of Meeting Facilitation

Meeting facilitation is an integral part of a project manager’s job. What does it mean to facilitate a meeting? How do you facilitate a meeting well? And, how can you improve your facilitation skills?

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PM 101: How to Project Manage Your Life

This week, as I was explaining one of my personal goals to a colleague, he retorted in disbelief, "Not everything is a project! You can't project manage your own life." Notwithstanding how much it irks me when someone tells me I can't do something, I beg to differ.

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Gotta Catch 'Em All: How to Develop a Comprehensive Stakeholder List

One of my readers asked me how project managers can make sure they're not forgetting about any key project stakeholders as they're preparing for a kickoff meeting. Here's how I'd recommend catching them all to develop a comprehensive stakeholder list:

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