Can PMs be Good People Managers?

One of the reasons that practitioners cite when they describe why they entered the ranks of project management is the opportunity for career advancement.  This is especially true for individuals with a technical background such as engineering or software development....

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...

Project Management Career Path

Project management practitioners need to recognize that there is a difference between creating a career path plan and professional development activities.  While the two are undoubtedly interlinked, there is a significant difference for instance between someone who is...

Who Can be a Good PM?

Organizations embarking on a path of adopting project management have to think about the type of role that the project manager will play. The decision is often not a clear cut one where things such as organizational structure, processes, and culture have to be taken...

That Perfect Interview Question

I read an article a few days ago that listed the top 25 weirdest interview questions that applicants encountered on that job interview (http://t.co/DA9Ktjl). I found myself laughing at some of the questions like “If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and...

I Got The Job, Now What?

Everyone is aware that we live in a generation that is very different from our predecessors.  Our parents and grandparents may have gotten a job straight out of college and stuck to the same career and company for the duration of their working life.  While some did...