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Featured Blog Posts – June 2012 Archive (7)

Entrepreneurial Project Management: Concept Overview

The concept of entrepreneurial project management (EPM) was developed by adapting the knowledge of corporate entrepreneurship theory to the context of project management. It consist of three major parts: (1) the antecedents of EPM, (2) the elements of EPM and (3) the outcomes of EPM. The model of the EPM concept is presented in Figure 1. In this post I am providing a general overview of this concept. In the coming posts I will discuss each part separately in more details.…

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Added by Andrius Gedvilas on June 25, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Bad Boss Chronicles: How to Thrive in a Poorly Managed Organization

Christopher Scordo (PMP, ITIL) is a published author and Managing Director of SSI Logic, owners of the popular PMP training website, PMPerfect.  Visit PMPerfect for the latest on PMP exam prep, live online classes, and self-paced PMP courseware. 

 

Is it possible to be a great manager when you’re working in a poorly managed organization? If you have a “bad boss,” you’ve probably asked yourself this question quite…

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Added by Chris on June 21, 2012 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

How to Be Wrong

I need to tell you something. I hope you don’t mind. You see, what I have to tell you might not be something you want to know. But here goes, “You are not always right.” This is my polite way of telling you that sometimes you are wrong.

It’s OK. Believe it or not, we all are wrong about something. We are wrong regularly and repeatedly. It is the nature of who we are. I am not asking you to dwell on when you are wrong or what it is you are wrong about. I ask you to consider how are you…

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Added by Margaret Meloni on June 18, 2012 at 12:16pm — 7 Comments

PMP Exam Tip: Prepare Mentally for the Day of the PMP Exam

After several intense and hard weeks of study and preparations, you are now ready to take on the PMP Exam. And the mental preparation in the last 24 hours before you actually take it are just as important as the weeks of study before. You want to be well prepared, both physically and mentally, to tackle the questions and pass the exam.



And so, going into the eve of the exam, it is important that you can feel…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on June 14, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments

What exactly is a project??????

The current definitions of a project have a common theme, but generally fail to effectively differentiate projects from on-going operations. This post proposes an improved definition focused on clearly differentiating projects from operational. With governments world-wide starting to legislate about ‘projects’ we need to tighten up these definitions from within our profession before government lawyers do the job for us!

There seems to be two elements of a project that clearly separate…

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Added by Patrick Weaver on June 10, 2012 at 5:59am — No Comments

Entrepreneurial Project Management: Introduction

The concept of entrepreneurial management emerged back in 1970s when a bureaucratic command and control organisation was no longer capable to satisfy the growing ambitions of a well-educated new workforce seeking for challenge and self-actualization, and as a response to the growing competition and accelerated pace of innovation and change in the business environment that required creativity and flexibility, characteristics that most of the bureaucratic organisation lack so much (Kanter,…

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Added by Andrius Gedvilas on June 6, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Things to Do Today: Ask for Help

Go ahead and tell me the steps you will take to complete this assignment.”

 

This is the question that none of my early supervisors ever asked me on the job. And boy was I relieved that they never asked this question. Why? Because I had no clue! When I was new on the job I was afraid to ask questions or to admit what I did not know. I would run back to my cubicle and frantically search for the information I needed to complete my new assignment.

 

I share…

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Added by Margaret Meloni on June 4, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments

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