As Project Managers, we are commonly assigned responsibilities that can impact other projects and deliverables. So it's not uncommon for us to feel tremendous pressure to meet the project scope within the deadline and handle everything on our own. I know because I felt that with my last project. I handled majority of the tasks on my own to completion with a tad bit more time. What did I learn?
I'm not Superman. Try as I might, I am no Superman...I am a Project Manager. And as my…Continue
Posted on January 26, 2012 at 1:00am
On Sunday, May 8th 2011, Barack Obama sat down with Steven Kroft on CBS’s ’60 minutes’ to discuss the Osama bin Laden mission. Listening to Obama discuss on the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden, I couldn’t help but recognized his management and execution of it as a Project.
PMI defines a project as ‘..a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.’ Obama’s interview revealed his role using many key characteristics of project…Continue
Posted on June 2, 2011 at 7:24pm
In the past I have always had my team members give me their estimates in hours.
I find getting my estimates in hours gives the ability to keep a closer eye on not only what my team members are handling but spot their weakness (for e.g. they need more time to grasp new technologies, they are weak when it comes to dealing with .NET framework, etc) and quickly spot when we are going behind schedule. I have also found this level of granularity to be very…Continue
Posted on February 10, 2011 at 3:01am — 5 Comments
Working on a technical project with individuals who have a far better grasp with the technology than yourself, but lack communication skill is tough! Working with individuals who are very bright and have an attitude to go with is even worse!
In university, I was fortunate to work with individuals who were almost the same level as myself when it comes to technical compitance. Heck it was great when I was done my part of the project early and I would take over some of their…Continue
Posted on January 31, 2011 at 10:25pm — 3 Comments