People, Projects, Organization - Systemation Blog - Part 8

People, Projects, and Organizations

April 29, 2011

Is the Agile Community Struggling With Their Identity?

It has been over 10 years since the Agile Manifesto was written and signed by its creators. The methodology that followed has helped numerous companies and […]
April 14, 2011

Struggling To Define Your Project Approach?

It doesn’t seem that hard to define a project’s approach. It’s just a description of the project strategies for achieving the project objectives. Simply stated it’s […]
April 7, 2011
profile of good project manager

What’s The Profile of a Good Project Manager?

Management often wishes they had a very clear mechanism for identifying candidates who will turn out to be better than average project managers. They know that […]
March 18, 2011

Never Care More About Your Project Than Your Sponsor Does

It’s no secret that project managers don’t hold all the authority that is required to keep a project on the right path during its lifespan. They […]
March 3, 2011

Project-Oriented Skills: Support the Profession and the Role

Many job fields have professional designations; doctors, lawyers, accountants, realtors, etc. The same goes for project-oriented skills. The Project Management Institute certifies project managers, The International […]
February 3, 2011

Use Metrics to Diagnose Your Project’s Ills

Nobody likes dealing with a sick project, but we have all been there and done that. Some projects start out sick and stay that way for […]
January 26, 2011

Everything is a Project

The industrial revolution brought about the division of labor, repeatable tasks, factories, and assembly lines. Work was accomplished by people whose perspective was only as broad […]
December 17, 2010

Momentum – The X Factor in Project Success

In physics, momentum is a term used to describe a mass in motion. In competition it’s used to indicate which side has the current upper hand. […]
December 2, 2010

Estimating: Why We’ll Never Get It Right

Estimating . . . predicting . . . forecasting, these are three different words with three things in common. They establish a position on the future […]
October 8, 2010

You Can’t Manage a Project While Working in it

No person starts their professional career in the role of project manager. Project managers usually have spent years as a member of project teams, contributing directly […]