Matrix Management Magazine
Managing projects always involves meetings. Let's examine the cost to the organization when employees spend time in unproductive and ineffective meetings.
Often confused with force, which is an attempt to get someone to do something against their will, power is generated when an individual attempts to accomplish something with his or her will. Power at its core is personal power.
If your organization is ready to truly embrace an innovative culture, consider the adoption of an enterprise-wide system and move towards executing strategy in any economy.
A lot of leaders believe managers must have control over the people that work for them and that authority is required to get things done. But since most work is done on cross-functional teams where there is little or no “formal” authority, this won’t work.
Up to 90% of a project manager’s time is spent communicating and a significant portion of that time should be spent gathering information from others.
Every time a project is executed something changes. You, as the project leader manage both the project and team processes to create the deliverables. But who's leading the change process?
Most companies focus their attention on business processes and ignore projects, but everything new that you create or any improvements that you make, happen as a result of a project. Even the implementation of your strategic plan happens through projects.
Principles serve as guideposts or beacons that help you stay on course with your project. These seven essential principles of project leadership will help you become a more effective project leader.
A long, long time ago, a now almost extinct species once roamed the halls of our organizations. The natives of this species lumbered along at the speed of buffalo, maintaining standards and following procedures.