Tagged: project management

5 “things” to promote learning in projects 1

5 “things” to promote learning in projects

1: generate immoveable deadlines – forcing project teams to focus on what is required (to meet the milestone) and to rethink problems and look for creative solutions 2: encourage cross-functional teams and/or construct teams...

Top Five Reasons Why Prince2 Sucks – link 0

Top Five Reasons Why Prince2 Sucks – link

An interesting post here on the problems of Prince 2 or any PMM where project energy is caught-up in templates and processes arather than project results. I can’t comment on the technical points (reason...

Learning in project teams 1

Learning in project teams

I’ve been thinking more about learning in projects and the infrastructure & processes to enable more effective learning and knowledge exchange and development. I see the experience of project working as the building block...

Project Management 2.0 Blog: Social Project Management: Another Point of View – link 1

Project Management 2.0 Blog: Social Project Management: Another Point of View – link

An interesting post here on PM 2.0 – a more ’emergent’ approach to managing projects that is more about collaboration and learning – especially in the build, test, rebuild approach.

Managing Complexity: Train Your Brain -link 0

Managing Complexity: Train Your Brain -link

svprojectmanagement have this article on complexity thinking in projects. The article reflects some of the key questions I come back to about projects and organisations in general, especially the question on a “school of...

Planning sessions 1

Planning sessions

Interesting article on running a planning session using what they call a ‘storyboard’ approach – I’ve used something similar (described here) but utilising de Bono’s six thinking hats. Its interesing to see the glee...

Project management & complexity – link 0

Project management & complexity – link

Cognitive Edge edit / delete now this should be an interesting study to keep track on to project management sense-making complexity …

Real project management – link 0

Real project management – link

svprojectmanagement.com » “We don’t need no stinking Gantt chart!”  edit / delete an excellent article on managing projects through team commitment and enabling the project manager to manage the project as a whole venture...

Project manager competences 0

Project manager competences

Was pointed to this post on PM Hut from Raven’s Brain on project management skills and competences. The emphasis on the ‘softer’ people management skills: be a leader and a manager be a team...

Pushing paper 0

Pushing paper

This post from Raven’s Brain on the role of project managers included the following conclusion: Beware the perception of PM as paper-pusher. Schedules, status, coordination, all matter. But if this is what people think...