Whenever you hear a company touting the results of one of their funded studies or polls as interesting findings, there might be a cynical part of you wondering about the phrase “interesting”. “Really? This fact is groundbreaking ? Whatever, bro.” Regardless of the strength of a fact’s validity, it isn’t always going to get through. But after seeing the final tabulation of results each month in the Arras People Ten in Ten Celebration of Project Management surveys, I can’t avoid describing the nature of project managers as an interesting lot anymore. You’ll just have to take the facts that support my soon to be written words for it. In July, we focused on the rising mercury of the qualifications temperature gauge that is Agile, courtesy of the assistance of the DSDM Consortium
Part of my leadership style as a project manager is not taking myself too seriously. I find that creating a challenging and fun atmosphere on the team helps improve both teamwork and project outcomes. My use of project management slang is something that makes people smile, but also helps make a point in a not too serious manner. Below are a few of my favorite project management slang phrases, as well as some project management phrases that I do not like as well. For those of you that know me, you will recognize quite a few of these phrases, because I am not afraid to use them during daily team interactions. My 9 Favorite Project Management Slang Phrases 1.
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PM-Foundations – My Favorite Project Management Slang
Teaching Project Management using games. Experience 1. Project LifeCicle English version here. Photos at the end. Basado en la idea de la Dra. Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim sobre como usar juegos para enseñar Administración de Proyectos , recientemente usé una versión modificada de su propuesta de competencia de torres de Papel para enseñar el concepto de ciclo de vida del Proyecto. El ejercicio original de la Dra. Greese esta planteado para enseñar analisis de valor ganado. Yo quise usar una versión simplificada para enseñar el ciclo de vida de un proyecto
I think that PMO Practitioners are still getting a pretty raw deal when it comes to focus on their development. Project managers and programme managers have an abundance of books, training courses, online resources and communities that can be easily tapped into when the time is right to focus on career development activities. Unfortunately PMO practitioners are still left out in the cold. And why is this? Prehaps it is because of the fact that all PMOs are different – tailored to the individual organisation’s business or maybe it’s because we’re still navel gazing and trying to come up with a clear definition of what a PMO is or does (we’ve shot ourselves in the foot with letting PMO stand for not one thing but three – project, programme, portfolio) Whatever the reason – there are a whole host of practitioners within the project management community – who don’t have much choice when it comes to bettering themselves or indeed getting better for the sake of their organisations. Those of you who know me are probably aware that PMO is something I’ve been really interested in for a number of years – 11 years working for the voluntary group PPSOSIG which in turn has now become one of the Specific Interest Groups for the Association for Project Management – the PMOSIG .
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Raw Deal for PMO Practitioners?
How is Written Word Foundational to Progress? You’ve certainly heard the saying: The pen is mightier than the sword But why is it? Why does written word accompany the success and progression of a person or society? Well, the answer is really quite simple, at least that is what is being claimed in this bit of type you’re reading now. It won’t be given; however, in just a few simple words. No complex forms of reason will be called upon to make this point. Firstly, what are success and progress?
Why Written Word is Foundational to Progress