People, Projects, Organization - Systemation Blog - Part 8

People, Projects, and Organizations

July 29, 2011

Blogging Vacation

It started with a crazy week in the beginning of July. No blog that week. Then it turned into two crazy weeks and still no blog. […]
June 30, 2011

When Nice Users Drive You Nuts

You know and appreciate them. Those super nice people who are always cordial, very amenable, never demanding or burdensome. In group settings you hardly know they […]
May 26, 2011

Enough is Enough: Planning is Important, BUT…

Over and over we hear how inadequate we are in planning our projects. Lots of people judge it to be this way because they think project […]
May 18, 2011

All Projects Bring About Change

By their nature, all projects induce change on individuals. It may be a change in process, product line, job aids, tools, organizational structure, personnel, or at […]
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 […]