Posts Tagged ‘teams’
If you’re like me, your mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.) is loaded with apps. In fact, I’ve just checked and discovered that I’ve got hundreds installed! And that left me wondering, “How many of these things do I need? Which of these do I depend on every day?”
After some reflection, I came up with a list of my “24 must-have, everyday workhorse apps.” Most are FREE or have free versions available. And, to the extent that they keep me personally productive, they help me be a better project manager and team member. See the complete list with brief descriptions at my WORTH SHARING site.
Edited: January 24th, 2017
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
Whenever a group of people get together to get something done, there are five role-related questions that should be asked immediately to focus their efforts and avoid wasting anyone’s time. This new article at my WORTH SHARING website presents these questions and provides a tool to help you find the answers together, as a team. Check it out!
Edited: November 21st, 2016
Loads of links & plenty of great free resources to help you retool! Check out the full article here.
Edited: June 28th, 2016
This brief video uses simple, real-world examples to distinguish between authority & responsibility. And it makes the argument that by finding the balance between the two, we can improve the quality of life in our projects and project teams, in our personal relationships and in the world at large.
“It’s the fair and decent thing to do!”
For my extended essay on this topic, as well as some practical “Challenge” questions that can help you put these concepts to work, see this blog post:
Edited: April 24th, 2014
On September 25th at 0100 hours GMT project management (PM) bloggers from all over the planet published blog posts to answer this question: “What does project management mean to me? (a project manager’s sermon).”
Conceived by Australian PM expert Shim Marom, publisher of the quantmleap blog, this #PMFlashBlog was the first-ever world-wide synchronized PM publishing effort.
Allen Ruddock, Director of UK-based ARRA Management Ltd., took on the challenge of collecting, compiling and creating an e-book from all the #PMFlashBlog blog posts published. (Check out Allen’s upcoming webinar “3 Biggest PM mistakes…”)
The result of all this hard work was a powerful collection of heart-felt (and sometimes humorous!) blog posts that will help you discover the true meaning of PM as seen through the eyes of PM experts and practitioners from all over the world.
- DOWNLOAD your 117 page PMFlashBlog ebook, here: http://michaelgreer.biz/pmflashblog-ebook.pdf
- Here’s a complete list of all #PMFlashBlog contributors, including Twitter names & links to their websites.
=== Other Free e-Books & PM Freebies ===
- Free E-Book: One Simple Thing to Improve Projects or PM (An Anthology)
- A Gift for You: A Free Project Management Book for Your Kindle, NOOK, iPad or Other Tablet / E-Reader
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=== Other Articles You Might Like ===
- What Project Management Means to Me: “A Technology of Manifestation…” (My #PMFlashBlog post.)
- New PM Reference: Gower Handbook of People in Project Management
- 6 Reasons Why the New Book “Strategies for Project Sponsorship” Will Be an Instant PM Classic
- Vicki James’ Book Review: The Project Management Minimalist
- Top 10 Most Downloaded Project Management Resources
- Announcing My Amazon Author Page!
Edited: December 4th, 2013
[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
[Update: This blog post has been included in the “PM Techniques” section of my book Worth Sharing: Essays & Tools to Help Project Managers & Their Teams.]
A while back I was teaching an introductory PM class for some high-achieving tech folks. My overall goal was to begin to convert these perfectionists into project managers. Mid-way through the first morning, I divided the class into several small groups of 4 or 5 people and assigned a series of planning exercises. They had brought their own real world project ideas to class and the object of the game was to take a few of these from rough concept to full-blown, high-resolution project plans. Each team had been given large Post-It notes, blank flip charts, and markers. There were also a couple of white boards available.
As the teams were working through the guided planning exercises, I could hear the familiar jumble of voices as ideas were bounced around, discussed, discarded, and revised. One team, however, was strangely silent. Unlike the others who were up and moving about, they were seated around a table and looking at the back of one guy’s computer screen. I walked over to see what was going on. (more…)
Edited: April 25th, 2013
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
[This book excerpt is from “Taking Care of Yourself: Managing Your Priorities, Time, & Energy” in The Project Management Minimalist]
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Edited: May 30th, 2012