View this LinkedIn posting that describes the intersection of project managers, sponsors, and environment–your “green” space. As opposed to “toxic”, which is common in many organizations, the more these three elements work together, the larger the green space–a harmonious and productive working environment. Make a commitment to contribute your best efforts on this worthy campaign.
Better solutions to challenges are out there. It’s a matter of capturing them. A systematic process for doing so exists, along with data for showing it works.
View the complete post on linkedin.com.
My article titled: Achieving Management Commitment for Project Success has “Published” on Monday, August 14, 2017 on the Portal ProjectTimes.
Below is a link to the article. It highlights the pervasive problem surrounding lack of project support from upper managers and suggests actions to take.
In this blog post, I highlight the dismal state of upper management support for projects, then reference suggestions that would help.
When confronted with a stressful or challenging situation, say “I can think differently about this.” Over the years I have invoked this phrase many times, and it has changed my life. When a harsh criticism is expressed, instead of responding defensively, say (to self) “I can think differently about this,” and say (to the other person) “Thank you, you just made my day.” When someone said to colleague Alfonso Bucero that he would not be able to get something done, I heard him respond with “I love you, too.”
This post deals with the difficult challenge of saying “No” when the pressure is on to say “Yes.”
What is the single most important concept in your experience that facilitates risk management planning? I was asked to address this question in a webinar for the Project Management World Meetup in Silicon Valley. My purpose as an Executive Consultant, and as a seminar leader for the Project Management Institute and online university instructor, is to help managers create environments for more successful projects. In this post I propose that the risk management process is more effective when it seeks to identify and act on cause elements or drivers rather than outcomes or effects.
Negotiating for project success–on every project–is a worthy, necessary, and achievable goal for every professional. The only obstacle is to embrace and develop personal negotiating skills.
This post highlights how effective communications start with you. It summarizes our presentation at the PMI Global Congress North America in San Diego.
This post helps change thinking on how to handle project sponsors.