PM Insights – March 2020

I publish a monthly briefing covering project management and related management topics. You can sign up for regular access at www.brucegay.com/signup/

Four thoughts on #ProjectManagementInsights:

  1. If you are looking for tools to support virtual project teams, Miro comes highly recommended as a visual collaboration and whiteboarding solution for cross-functional teams.
  2. A good friend of mine, Emily Luijbregts PMP, has written a lot about virtual team management on her website and blog. Check out the link for teambuilding, creating effective virtual environments, and managing virtual teams.
  3. Do you want to become a better Project Manager? Here is an article and flip book that I created on the topic.
  4. Agile comes with many benefits, but it’s not right for every project. Check out this article for signs when agile project management may not be the best delivery approach.

Three recent happenings that caught my attention:

  1. The team at Louder Than Ten, a digital project management agency out of Vancouver, British Columbia, recently published a Project Management Manifesto. Kudos to that team for articulating the essence of our profession and our passion getting things done.
  2. Two Dutch entrepreneurs started a company/movement called Corporate Rebels. For the past two years the founders have been visiting inspiring workplaces and leaders around the world. Most importantly, the Corporate Rebels have observed several trends which progressive workplaces demonstrate.
  3. Since we are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this month, I want to highlight Sarah Hoban’s article on “How to Get Lucky in Project Management.”

Two miscellaneous suggestions:

  1. Knowing when to start a project is a key factor to its success. Check out this HBR article on “6 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Big Project”
  2. Ask yourself these 5 questions to help improve your servant leadership.

One question for YOU the reader to ponder:

Does your team have the opportunity to do what they do best every day?

“The most interesting information come from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.”Mark Twain

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