People, Projects, Organization - Systemation Blog - Part 9

People, Projects, and Organizations

August 19, 2010

You Need a Translator on Your Project Team

All projects have one thing in common, a communication gap between the visionary and the creator. Visionaries come in many forms. They may be an innovator, […]
August 4, 2010

So, You Can’t Get People to Use the Software Tool

You hear about it all the time. Organizations invest in a software tool and then struggle with its adoption. It could be project management, customer relationship […]
July 15, 2010

The Elusive High Performance Team

In the 80’s high performance teams were the craze. Project management was just coming into its own and teams were getting more and more attention, but […]
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 […]