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Project Management Articles

Project Management articles from experts who've been there, done that, and lived to write about it.

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It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas! (And Valentine's Day ...) by Carl Pritchard

Cinda Voegtli
  Cinda Voegtli   Executive View
Cinda Voegtli, founder and President of ProjectConnections, has over 20 years of experience building organizations of all sizes. Her articles address cross-functional operation and personal ownership on projects, and detail what great project management looks like from the top floor. Read More »

Recent Articles:
Lessons for Being Great Managers!
Avoiding "Spirit-Killing" Project Management
Cinda's Personal Blog:
 
Frequent Topics:
  • Executive perspectives
  • Career management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Personal ownership
  • Communication
Brian Irwin, PMP
  Brian Irwin   The Political Edge
Why do we refer to "project politics" with distaste, while the positive aspects get punchy names like relationship building, influencing, and gaining consensus? Brian Irwin isn't buying; his articles encourage readers to master the art of constructive project politics. Read More »

Recent Articles:
Proactive Risk Management Prevents a Lot of Fan Cleaning
Texting Team Members and Supervising Sponsors
 
Frequent Topics:
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Team-Building
Alan S. Koch, PMP
  Alan S. Koch   Connecting with Quality
Alan specializes in quality assurance for software products and for the processes used to develop them. His articles provide techniques and rationales for building quality activities into projects from the start, instead of tacking them on at the end. Read More »

Recent Articles:
Agile Compromises: Being Agile in the Face of Reality
Agile Mastery: Doing, Understanding, and Being
 
Frequent Topics:
  • Quality Assurance
  • Testing
  • Business Analysis
  • Quality Management
Geof Lory, PMP
  Geof Lory   Project Parenthood
Geof focuses on developing best practices for successful projects, emphasizing people and processes rather than technology. In this regular series he explores the similarities between project management and parenting, with entertaining and educational results. Read More »

Recent Articles:
Behavioral Traceability: Values to Principles to Practices
Minimizing Work, Maximizing Energy
 
Frequent Topics:
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Trust
  • Team-Building
  • Continuous Improvement
Kent J. McDonald
  Kent McDonald   Value Focused Leadership
Kent addresses questions about projects and project leadership with answers heavily influenced by agile principles and values. His articles encourage project leaders to collaborate, iterate, serve the team, consider context, practice excellence, reflect and adapt, and deliver value. Read More »

Recent Articles:
Don't Risk Value for the Sake of Schedule
Quiet Restrospectives
 
Frequent Topics:
  • Agile Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Planning Techniques
Carl Pritchard, PMP, EVP
  Carl Pritchard   The Fundamentals of Project Management
Carl is a leading authority on risk management, but his expertise extends to all facets of the profession. His articles provide insights on applying traditional project management tools to the demanding and often hectic world of today's projects. Read More »

Recent Articles:
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas! (And Valentine's Day...) 
Feel-Good Project Management — Happy
 
Frequent Topics:
  • Risk Management
  • Certification and standards
  • Traditional PM techniques
  • Implementing PM
  • Project management humor
Kimberly Wiefling
  Kimberly Wiefling   Scrappy Project Management: Dialogues with ATTITUDE!
Kimberly's work stresses practical approaches that deliver results -- predictably and repeatably -- even when it seems impossible. She is determined to use her leadership moxie to transform the planet one project at a time, and her pull-no-punches "Noggin' Floggin's" reflect that determination. Read More »

Recent Articles:
Scrappy Design Thinking: Simple Rules, Practical Tools
What is Design Thinking?
 
Frequent Topics:
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Project recovery
  • Cross-cultural PM
PM Perspectives
  Our Community   On occasion, ProjectConnections receives articles from front-line managers and project management experts wishing to share their experience. Their contributions feature valuable lessons learned, best practices, and general insights into the field of project management, straight from the trenches. Read More »

Recent Articles:
When it's time to plan and schedule a project, what matters most? by John DeWitt
Achieving the Unachievable by Ann Drinkwater
 
Frequent Topics:
  • Executive perspectives
  • Project leadership
  • Change management
  • Communication
  • Many others
Dr. B. Michael Aucoin, PE, PMP
  Michael Aucoin   The Maverick Project Manager
A self-professed project management cowboy, Mike Aucoin provides consulting and corporate training in engineering management and project management. His articles reveal his passion for practical project management that works for new PMs and managers in the real world. Read More »

 
Frequent Topics:
  • Lessons Learned
  • Critical Path scheduling
  • Life/Work Balance
  • Leadership
Doug DeCarlo
  Doug DeCarlo   A Different Drummer
Doug advocates for unconventional project management methods for "extreme" projects, devoting his expertise to projects characterized by high speed, high change, and high uncertainty, where the rules of traditional project management no longer apply. His articles provide excerpts from his book and insights into the world of eXtreme PM. Read More »

 
Frequent Topics:
  • eXtreme project management
  • Communication
  • Life/Work Balance
  • Leadership and Motivation



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