11 Characteristics of a Project Manager

11 Characteristics of a Project Manager

What makes a Project Manager a good Project Manager?  Employers struggle with this question a lot, I’m sure.  They struggle with it when they’re creating a Project Management Office (PMO) and the accompanying policies, procedures and processes.  They struggle with it when their Human Resources department is putting together job postings.  They struggle with it when they’re interviewing candidates and I’m sure they struggle with it the most when they weigh the candidates and try to come up with the one that they decide should become part of their organization.  

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8 Things All Great Gantt Charts Have

8 Things All Great Gantt Charts Have

Here are 8 elements all great Gantt charts have in common. Get these right, and you’ll be well on the way to communicating project status easily with your stakeholders and team. What kind of elements do every great Gantt charts have?

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Project Management Success Stories

Project Management Success Stories

A fundamental mechanism for passing on human wisdom since early civilization, has been story-telling. That is how the idea was born to use story-telling techniques to capture the experience of high-performing Project Managers.

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8 Job Hunting Tips for the New Year

8 Job Hunting Tips for the New Year

Ah, the annual buzz of New Year’s resolutions. Every year I talk to project managers around this time and at least half of them tell me that they are going to get a new job. Or at least look for one. Even my own team tell me that they want to expand their horizons and try new things, take on new projects and build their skills. This really is the time of year for reflection and creating new career ...

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The 3 Dimensions of Project Manager Competencies

The 3 Dimensions of Project Manager Competencies

What do you really need to know in order to be a great project manager? A paper in the Project Management Journal* has gone into this in a lot of detail, and analysed the Project Management Competency Development (PMCD) framework with the aim of identifying whether project managers ...

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