Like all successful leaders, heads of PMOs must possess both hard and soft skills in order to drive their teams, and their careers, forward. But elevation into a leadership role often occurs based on hard skills alone. This can lead to a state of cognitive dissonance well known to anyone in business: “What got you
Agility and adaptability have always been a savvy project manager’s best friend. And after a year in which the coronavirus pandemic decimated many best-laid plans, flexibility and the ability to create and sustain value in a challenging environment is vital. This is where change management comes in. ‘Stop. We have another new priority.’ Sound familiar?
Even before COVID-19 turned the business world on its head, rapid globalisation and hyper-connectivity were transforming the day-to-day for organisations. As we accelerate into 2021, Mike Boutel, PM-Partners’ Head of Training, considers the critical capabilities project managers need to arm themselves with in order to navigate the challenging road ahead. After the global pandemic threw
Networking has always been one of the best ways to secure your next opportunity. With major disruptions to our economy, many people are facing uncertain employment prospects or have been made redundant, and networking is still one of the best ways to create new opportunities. From Traditional To Online Events 2020 has brought many changes
I met with the Chairman of a large membership-based company last year. One of the questions I asked was, ‘Who owns the company’s culture?” His answer was, “The Board”. Boards can foster long-term shareholder value by deepening their understanding of their company’s culture and placing it on the Board agenda. This ensures management is forging
The daily standup (or daily scrum) is becoming a regular event for teams in many projects. Standups are an integral part of agile teams. As a project manager are you conversant with the conventions of a standup? What is your role (if any) in a standup? What is a Standup? A standup is a short