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.
Project Leadership - What Gets Measured, Gets Done
By Alan Zucker
Leadership is the holy grail of project management. According to CEB Global, project managers that possess entrepreneurial (leadership) skills are 40% more likely to deliver project outcomes, but only 30%... Read More»

Developing Project Sponsors
By Randy Englund
Manage up the organization; take action to develop project sponsors Read More»

Projects Are About People
By Alan Zucker
Projects are about people! People, process, and technology are the essential components of any organizational analysis. When it comes to software development, people are more important than either process or... Read More»

Project Management for Ordinary People
By Alan Zucker
Most people don’t understand what project managers do! When people ask my wife what I do, she shows them my LinkedIn® profile. After “Bring Your Children to Work Day”, my... Read More»

What a culture of "pervasive thanks" looks like and why it matters
By Cinda Voegtli
I recently started doing some work with a new (to me) company. Very large and complex place, lots going on, lots to get up to speed on, to be set... Read More»

No Pain No Gain
By Ann Drinkwater
Exceptional project management is an uncomfortable place. Those who are the most successful, are those who swiftly identify risks and are able to provide deep insight into what could happen... Read More»

The Project Box - Evolving Beyond the Triple Constraint
By Alan Zucker
Traditionally, project managers are told to optimize scope subject to constraints on time, cost, and quality. This is embodied in the expression, “better, faster, cheaper—choose two.” The phrase has become... Read More»

What Executive-Level Commitment to Program Management Looks Like
By Cinda Voegtli
When an organization wants to get better at executing the projects and programs required to meet critical business goals, what do they do? Get everyone some project management & team... Read More»

Questioning Gravity: Is the Triple Constraint Really Relevant?
By Alan Zucker
The “triple constraint” is to project management as Newton’s Laws are to physics. “Better, faster, cheaper—choose two” is so ingrained in the canon that we don’t question its applicability. The... Read More»

Sanity check! Strong goals alignment or lurking scope leap?
By Cinda Voegtli
The project manager's job is to ensure that each project has clearly defined goals, and that the team is always working towards those goals and ultimately attains them. The goals... Read More»




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