Cultivating Effective Communication Practices With the C-Suite

Communicating effectively is more than transmitting information to your audience. The ability to truly engage and influence senior-level executives is a necessity for project leaders, and by exercising the right communication methods, it’s a skill that can be sharpened. 3 keys to communicating effectively include: Knowing your audience Knowing your purpose Knowing what – and […]

What You Need to Know About Managing Project Risk

Much like investors needs to know about the potential benefit – and risk – of companies in their portfolio, project managers, too, need to understand the same of the projects they undertake. No matter what kind of projects or initiatives you’re working on, achieving success comes with identifying and managing risk. Understanding what risk looks […]

What Makes a Highly Effective Manager? Ask Google Employees.

When it comes to great models of leadership, we often look to companies that have achieved widely acknowledged, global success. Google is one such example of a company whose decisions are carefully scrutinized but also admired by its peers, customers, and competitors. So when Google took a deep dive into its performance reviews and applied […]

How the City of Henderson, Nevada Built a Business Analysis Practice to Improve Project Outcomes

When it comes to project planning, business analysis (BA) plays a critical role in establishing requirements and identifying risk. Without the scrutiny that BA provides, projects run the risk of failure and worse yet, rework, which can be both costly and inefficient. Business analysis lays the groundwork for helping to create the strategy that drives […]

The Evolution of Project Management: Are You Ready for the Changes?

Project management is going through a transformation. Once a predominantly IT-focused discipline, it has broadened in scope as people and organizations across a wide range of industries recognize that most of their work gets accomplished through projects. As today’s business environment evolves to cut across geographic borders and organizational hierarchies, the need for project leadership […]

What You Need to Know Before Managing an Agile Project

Agile. Project managers have differing opinions and preferences when it comes to working on an Agile project, but there is no denying that this methodology is permeating a growing number organizations every day. This sweeping business trend can be disruptive and even threatening for those who don’t know how to work within its loose parameters. […]