When Corrective Action Doesn’t Work

Project manager’s natural inclination toward optimism is what often gets them into trouble.  While it is rare (if not impossible in some instances) to deliver a project exactly according to plan, project managers are expected to lead the team to success....

10 Questions PMs Should Know the Answer To

Project managers are often bombarded with a whole slew of issues that must be resolved in a timely manner.  As the custodian of the project and the leader of the team, stakeholders look to the PM to be able to answer certain questions that shed a light on progress and...

How do you evaluate a Project Manager?

Project management can yield a variety of benefits for the organization, however, when the project is put in the hands of an ineffective project manager there is a strong likelihood that the attitude toward the profession will be negative.  This kind of setback can be...

When Do we Kill a Project?

I read somewhere a raging debate of NASA’s new telescope project.  Apparently it is intended as a next generation to the Hubble telescope.  The US congress is in the process of potentially pulling the funding away from this project as it is significantly over...

Managing People

Over the years I’ve reported into a variety of executive sponsors and managers.  I’ve also had responsibility for managing the activities of a diverse group of people.  One interesting aspect that I found in the area of communication is the issue of follow...