People, Projects, Organization - Systemation Blog - Part 9

People, Projects, and Organizations

July 7, 2010

The Shortest Path to a Good Project Management Methodology

You look across your organization and see a wide variation between your good project managers and the weaker ones. Everyone seems to be doing their own […]
June 16, 2010

Holding People Accountable (Part 2)

Even if you follow all the practices laid out in Holding People Accountable (Part 1), you may still find team members failing to deliver as promised. […]
June 10, 2010

Holding People Accountable (Part 1)

You’ve heard the talk in the hallways. “He’s not holding so and so accountable.” “They never deliver on time.” “If I were the project manager I’d […]
June 3, 2010

Your Biggest Project Risk is Poor Project Management

One of Systemation’s most highly sought after single discipline classes within project management is risk management. Directors are hot on it; they feel their PM’s are […]
May 26, 2010

Four Keys to Building Strong Work Relationships

Most work environments require interacting with others. Some people view these interactions as separate events they must endure and others view them as enriching, ongoing relationships. […]
May 12, 2010

Working With Your Project Triangle’s Flexibility

We’ve talked about how useful the project triangle (RIP: The Project Triangle) is for understanding the dynamics between scope, time, and cost on projects. Now we […]
April 29, 2010

Don’t Ask For Permission When Forgiveness is Easier

You’ve heard it said that electricity follows the path of least resistance, so why shouldn’t this principle apply to our decision making too? We’ve all been […]
April 14, 2010

Five Pillars of Practical Project Management

Really? With such a preponderance of project management literature it is hard to believe there are only five pillars of practices that a PM has to […]
April 8, 2010

When Has Documentation Ever Saved Your Butt?

We spend lots of time and energy covering our butts. Documents and emails are generated to record agreements, records are created for tasks we work on, […]
March 26, 2010
late or underestimated project

Was Your Project Late or Underestimated?

It’s amazing how a simple tool such as a project schedule, with multiple tasks and a project completion date, can create so much shame or joy […]