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Put Your Zombie Project to Rest

Zombies are great for television entertainment, but none of us want them in our workplace. Have you ever found yourself working on a project that “just won’t end already”? Uugh! You have discovered the illustrious Zombie Project! Zombies are literally defined as the walking dead. A zombie project is no different: the project itself is …

Trust

IMPMO: In My Project Manager’s Opinion

Building Trust. – I think most people would agree that trust is a pivotal component in building any relationship. Specific to project management, building trust is a critical interpersonal skill that can aid in effectively resolving conflict, allows you to better facilitate getting your stakeholders to overcome their resistance to change, and can lead to …

Love, love language

IMPMO: In My Project Manager’s Opinion

The love language of project management. – Last month in February marked a celebration of love for many. For some, it was the opportunity to revisit their “love language”. In this article, I’d like to speak on the “love language” of project management—the PMBoK®! Like any field, project management is full of acronyms that seem …

IMPMO: In My Project Manager’s Opinion

Soft Skills Development – As an instructor of project management principles and best practices, I am regularly asked about the “softer” side of being a project manager: How do I handle X situation with a project team member? How do I get a key stakeholder more engaged in my project? How do I get my …