Busy project managers don’t always have the time to keep up on all the great thought-leadership that’s published across the industry. In our monthly round-up, we collect 5 of the best articles on project and resource management.
7 Keys to Global PM Success (Projects at Work, free registration required) When teams are working in multiple locations, time zones and cultures, there is no substitute for clear upfront goals, real-time visibility, flexible work approaches and powerful collaboration tools. Here are seven measures that are fundamental to success on global projects. Read more >>
How to Make Project Management Easier for Many Projects (Project-Management.com) Project management doesn’t have to be overly complex or intimidating, as described in project management textbooks. Read more >>
How to Engage Stakeholders with Your Project (Beyond the Power & Impact Grid) (A Girl’s Guide to Project Management) You don’t create engagement or change behavior by filling in a power and impact grid. You need more than stakeholder assessments to make people understand (and support) what you are trying to do. Read more >>
Why are Project Managers Allergic to Schedules? (PM Times) Many project managers have flocked to agile to get away from the need to create and maintain a schedule. However, schedules are a central tool of the project management profession, and being able to update and manage a schedule is a key skill project managers need. Read more >>
A Five-Phase Approach to Launching a PMO (Projectmanagement.com) A step-by-step process to define and implement a PMO helps to build buy-in. The following five phases lay out a learning process in which stakeholders are identified and engaged to discuss and develop a PMO model that best suits their organizational needs. Read more >>