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. […]

14 Keys to Project Management Career Success

In every industry, technical know-how is essential to guiding projects to successful completion. However, the missing piece of the project management puzzle often lies in leadership and communication skills. In order to effectively execute larger projects, project managers need to be well-rounded and master both technical and relational skills. After conducting comprehensive research with Fortune […]

Business Analysis Is Everywhere

If you ask someone to explain what business analysis is, they may not know how to answer, or will assume that it’s a very specialized and technical role that doesn’t really affect the rest of the company. Some of your top leadership may not even realize how much value this discipline is actually bringing to […]