9 Tips For Managing Creative Teams

An alternative title for this article could be:  “Make space for creativity, investigation, and failure on your team.” As project managers, we need to balance process rigor and control with allowing our teams to do their best work with us micro-managing them. We need to apply project management processes at a higher level to give … Continue reading 9 Tips For Managing Creative Teams

Volunteering for Professional Organizations

The PMI Pittsburgh Chapter held its 7th annual Professional Development Day (PDD) on November 7, 2018. The volunteer organizing committee rallied around the theme of “Adaptive Delivery”, which served as a common thread woven though our speaker’s topics and presentations. For those not familiar with a PDD, it is 1- or 2-day “mini-conference” organized by a local PMI chapter for … Continue reading Volunteering for Professional Organizations

Becoming a Program Manager

I have had a several conversations recently, both with colleagues and other project management professionals, around the topic of how to become a program manager. Here are some of my thoughts on the career progression to program management. Program management is a natural progression for many experienced project managers. Being a successful program manager, however, is … Continue reading Becoming a Program Manager