Posts Tagged ‘project team’

5 Enablers of Team Success: A Universal Set of Minimum Project Requirements

Graphic: 5 Enablers of Team Success

Ever wonder what separates successful project teams from those that struggle or even fail outright? It’s a lot more than simply talent, energy and creativity. Without a solid enabling project infrastructure, even the best people can fail… or, at best, work needlessly hard in a project environment that fights them and saps them of their strength.

Learn how you can get the most out of your project team with the least amount of effort and frustration with these five key enablers… [Read more at my WORTH SHARING website.]

Edited: March 31st, 2017

Two New PM Freebies Support Agile PM Practices

Check out these new listings at my Project Management FREEBIES website! These infographic learning tools can help your team get the most from its Agile practices.

Edited: December 16th, 2016

Why It’s Pointless to Argue About Politics or Religion…

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(Regular Holiday Feature!) Check out this post at my WORTH SHARING website:  Why It’s Pointless to Argue About Politics or Religion… And Why You Should Look to the Clouds for Answers

So why visit my WORTH SHARING website? See:

Edited: November 30th, 2014

What Project Management Means to Me: “A Technology of Manifestation…”

pmflashblog[This post is part of the #PMFlashBlog event “What does project management mean to me?” Learn more here:  Free e-Book “What Project Management Means to Me” from #PMFlashBlog Authors]

Sometimes it takes someone on the outside looking in to provide you with that “whack on the side of the head” that changes the meaning of what you are doing.  Such was the case with this simple email from a student.

Edited: September 24th, 2013

New PM Reference: Gower Handbook of People in Project Management

Go to website: Gower Handbook of People in Project Management

Question: What’s 2 1/2 inches thick*, weighs over 5 lbs*, and has 63 chapters all about Project Management? Answer: The Gower Handbook of People in Project Management!  I am proud to be one of the book’s 46 PM authors. I contributed Chapter 60, Project Management Certification: Taking Charge Locally.  Check out this great work created and edited by Lindsay Scott and Dennis Lock at these links:

(Also available in ePub & PDF ebook formats. See book’s main web page.)

FYI: The chapter I contributed was based on these publications:

Edited: September 14th, 2013

How to Survive Family Projects: 5 PM Best Practices

Image: PM Plan for Wedding

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably aware of the power of project management (PM) to bring order to potentially chaotic human endeavors. Organizations everywhere apply tried-and-true PM practices to get higher quality finished products, more quickly, and with less pain and frustration than if no PM were applied. In short, PM works almost anywhere where there are formal relationships among team members: businesses, governments, not-for-profits, etc.

Still, there’s one organization in which we spend much of our time that is not generally regarded as a candidate for PM techniques: the family. Seen through the lens of PM, a family can appear to be a random collection of informal, emotionally-charged relationships whose team members struggle mightily for control, power, recognition, autonomy, or simply to avoid work and avoid spending money. It is within this context that family reunions, weddings, home repair & improvement, landscaping, graduation parties and countless other domestic projects are undertaken by families. Some families are more successful than others in emerging from these efforts with their affections intact. Many complete such projects with permanent scars to relationships that must still, somehow, last a lifetime.

So how might your family avoid such self-inflicted wounds? Below are 5 PM “best practices” that could help your family handle its next project more effectively. (Note: You might also apply these to other unofficial project teams made up of close friends, volunteers, or anyone with whom you’d like to maintain a healthy personal relationship after the project is completed.)


Edited: August 28th, 2013

(Video) The Project Management Change Agent:

How to Lead Your PM Revolution

Is your organization ready for a project management (PM) revolution? 

More specifically:

  • Are your projects always running late, over budget, and plagued by “do overs?”
  • Do people hate working on your project teams and try to avoid being assigned to projects?
  • Are you continually reworking and reworking deliverables because you just can’t seem to get it right in the first place?

And if it is time for a PM revolution, then where should you begin?

This video is for everyone who wants to be the change agent who brings about a PM revolution in their organization. Whether you are a middle manager, HR professional, supervisor, or simply a task specialist who wants to conduct some “below the radar” guerrilla PM warfare, you can benefit from this video & the accompanying 25-page PDF (click here to download the PDF).  (Scroll down below the video image to see a complete outline of the topics covered.)

The Project Management Change Agent: How to Lead Your PM Revolution from the PM Minimalist


Edited: February 25th, 2013

My 10 Favorite PM Articles, Posts, or Videos from 2012

Mike Greer

Below are my “top 10” favorite items drawn from all the PM articles, blog posts, podcasts, and videos that I published on this website during 2012.  

Some of these items I believe are important and worth a second look. Others were merely fun or gratifying to create and I want to share them again before they disappear beneath 2013’s articles.

I hope you like these or find something here that is thought-provoking. Click the Read More link to see the whole list. Enjoy!”   — Mike G. 


Edited: December 29th, 2012

August – November Issue of PM Minimalist Update Is Now Available

I just emailed my latest PM Minimalist Update to subscribers.  It’s loaded with articles, links, and more. Check it out here:

Highlights from this issue include links to 22 new articles & tools:


Edited: November 30th, 2012

5 Days, $5: Get the Full 132-Page Project Management Minimalist E-Book This “Black Friday” Week for Just 5 Bucks!


This Thanksgiving Week I’ve decided to join in all the “Black Friday” and “Pre-Black Friday” fun to offer you The Project Management Minimalist: Just Enough PM To Rock Your Projects e-book (password-protected PDF version) for JUST $5! 

This PM reference book has everything you need to organize your project, your team, and yourself. (Scroll down for video overview!)

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Edited: November 20th, 2012