Project Practitioners

A practical view of common issues, and how to deal with them as well as tips and techniques from the field in the world of project, program, and portfolio management.
Powerful Words, "I Don't Know"
By Alan Zucker
“I don’t know” are three words that most people dread saying. The need to know the answer has followed us from school into the working world. We are loath to... Read More»

It Is Not About Happiness
By Chris Cook, PMP
“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” – Sigmund Freud When I was a fresh-faced 18-year-old graduating from high school, I started... Read More»

Making Sense of Agile
By Alan Zucker
There has been a tectonic shift in how software is developed. Terms like Agile, CI/CD, DevOps, BDD, and TDD are new additions to the IT vocabulary. These new practices and... Read More»

Better for Transition to PM: Education or Experience?
By Chris Cook, PMP
Transitioning into a new profession is stressful. After doing something for so long, making that adjustment comes with a learning curve that may take years or even decades to feel... Read More»

Controlling the Runaway Meeting
By Alan Zucker
It is a common phenomenon. Something happens, usually something bad. Daily meetings are organized. Anyone connected with the event is there—from senior executives to junior staff. There is incredible focus.... Read More»

Invisible Scripts for Project Managers
By Chris Cook, PMP
You have a little voice in your head that's getting in your way, even if you don't always hear it. You might call it your inner monologue. An article on... Read More»

The Project Manager and the Scrum Master Should be Friends
By Alan Zucker
There is a debate in the Agile community regarding the role of the project manager and the scrum master. These discussions remind me of a song from the musical, Oklahoma.... Read More»

The Entrepreneurial Project Manager: Bringing Philosophy to Project Management
By Chris Cook, PMP
Project management is not an exact science, as much as we want it to be. People are dynamic. They change hour to hour, while projects last months or years. As... Read More»

Failing Fast for the Rest of Us
By Alan Zucker
Fail fast entered the business lexicon from the high-tech sector. It has become a powerful buzzword and has ignited a small movement. FailCon offers a series of global conferences for... Read More»

Successful Projects - What We Really Know
By Alan Zucker
The Standish Group has published its annual CHAOS Report on the state of software development since 1994. The Report is often cited as a key metric for the industry's performance... Read More»




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