Nothing goes as planned, and therefore there will inevitably be several occasions when whatever it is you are doing becomes interrupted by something that ‘needs’ your immediate attention. This often comes in the form of a colleague or team-member rushing in with an ‘emergency’. Managing the priorities of competing situations is a vital step in good Project Management, and is a key to high functioning time management.
Benefit Realization Management is a way of looking at a project that is less concerned about concrete deliverables, but focuses more on who, when and how those deliverables will be used, and most importantly ‘why’. Benefit Realization Management is a system of project management that aims to avoid the situation where a project gets completed, but the end results fail to serve the needs of the client.
Design is all about balance. In this day and age, it is becoming more and more important to strike a balance between exquisite design and utilitarian intuition. It becomes important for any company to define it’s set of design rules in order to ensure that consistency can be maintained across all platforms.
Everyone should have a book of blunders, either written or just in their head, wherein is kept a list of all the mistakes that must be learned from. Some of us might need a second or third volume, but whatever the size of your book, as a Project Manager there are bound to be mistakes made. Here are 16 entries that you may recognize, as they are 16 common mistakes that Project Managers make that need to be learned from.
There is the old adage that “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” To that I will add, “Those who can’t teach, consult.” Of course this is a slap in the face to teachers, as it implies they are not cut out for the real world, and a poke in the eye to consultants as it implies they are even further down the food-chain than the incapable teaching class. Let’s all take a deep breath! This old adage is a load of garbage… probably written by an out of work teaching consultant!
If you are not currently working at your dream job, then now is the time to start working toward finding and securing that dream job. Dream jobs do not come by very frequently, and more often than not you need to go out and hunt the dream job down. If you are waiting for a dream job to fall into your lap, you may be sitting and looking up for a long long time.