Two Rights Make a Wrong in Project Management

Two Rights Make a Wrong in Project Management by Michel Dion | Nov 4, 2016 | 0 comments View our latest post on the AITS Blogging Alliance, published on November 4, 2016  The challenge question Do you have a common understanding with the business team on the project on the various elements of the project? Two Rights Make a Wrong in Project Management Read on AITS facebook Follow Twitter Follow Google+ Follow Subscribe To Our NewsletterJoin our mailing list to receive our messages directly in your inbox. SUBSCRIBE! You have Successfully Subscribed! We always respect your privacy, and you...

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Build a positive work environment

The Leadership responsibility As a leader, the quality of the workplace you create is one of your responsibilities. It is a very important one. It is first a human responsibility. We are in 2016. Some behavior should not be accepted. The passive approach is to think that we inherit the work environment. The leadership approach is that we can influence it and build a positive work environment. It may not always be easy, but it is the best path. PMI Code of Ethics As a project manager, it is also part of our Code of Ethics. The PMI Code...

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2015 – A year in review

A Busy 2015 2015 has been a busy year.  A lot has happened since our last annual review for the end of 2014. The success of the year has been the publication of my first book: Leadership Toolbox for Project Managers.  It is now available in print and on 7 different digital platforms, including Amazon and iTunes. The last 6 months have been very busy at work.  I have been able to maintain a good publication schedule for the mailing list, but less on the website. Our top articles We published 16 posts in 2015.  Here is the list...

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Book Review – Project Management for You

Cesar Abeid recently published his first book titled Project Management for you: How to turn your ideas into reality, deliver on your promises, and get things done. The book is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format. I bought a copy and had the pleasure of reading it. I am sharing here my thoughts on this new book on project management. Cesar Abeid is the host of the podcast PM for the Masses. I have been a regular listener to his podcast since the very beginning. He has produced more than 90 episodes since July 2013. Subscribe on...

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Our first half of 2015

A Busy Period It has been a very busy year in 2016. So much that, at times, I could not keep up with my goal of posting a new article once a week. Despite that, it remains my goal to publish one article on Project-Aria every week while maybe giving myself 3-4 weeks off for vacation. A Book: Leadership Toolbox for Project Managers Publication In 2015, I published my first book, Leadership Toolbox for Project Managers.  It was first published on Amazon Kindle in February, then a paperback version in April, and on 6 other digital platforms in May....

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Reporting the reality of the project

Communication in project management We all have heard about the importance of communication. We all know that there is a chapter in PMBOK called Project Communication Management. Projects require numerous discussions with various stakeholders. You will have to present the project plan to the sponsor or a governance committee. During the execution phase, progress reports will regularly be presented to debrief on the status of the various tasks and deliverables. Communication definitely helps the success of your project. However, communication can only help if you keep it real. If it doesn’t meet this condition, then the communication is only...

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Leading with vision and strategy

The importance of project leadership Project management is a powerful tool. It is one of the best tools to support strategic initiatives of organizations. If we are to manage projects of strategic importance, it is essential as project managers to be able to think strategically. It is a subject I covered in depth in my book, Leadership Toolbox for Project Managers. Your project needs your leadership, and this is especially true in a dynamic world evolving and changing rapidly. Project Management should not be confined to the narrow world of task supervision. As the project manager, you have to...

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Put it in writing

Key decisions, requirements, and commitments for your projects should be put in writing. Find how putting in writing key information can help you manage your projects successfully.

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Book Review | Real Project Management

A refreshing book I had the pleasure of reading the latest book written by Peter Taylor, also known as the lazy project manager. Peter Taylor is the author of books on project management, including The Lazy Project Manager, The Lazy Project Manager and the Project From Hell, and The Project Manager Who Smiled. The Book is titled: [easyazon_link identifier=”0749471212″ locale=”US” tag=”projectariaus-20″]Real Project Management: The Skills and Capabilities You WILL Need for Successful Project Delivery[/easyazon_link]. It is one of the best business and management books I have read in a while. It is very easy and entertaining to read, which...

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Project managers: you are part of the project team

The Project Team Project Management is all about adding value. A project is created to deliver a specific result, which should be aligned with the strategic objective of an organization. To complete the project, resources are identified, and a project team is created. The project team can be of various sizes. It can be a very small team, or a very large team as an epic multi-year project would require. What is the right size for a project team? It depends. There is no one unique answer. It must be aligned with the size, context and complexity of each...

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Book Review – The Power of Project Leadership

The Book Susanne Madsen published at the beginning of January 2015 her second book titled The Power of Project Leadership: 7 keys to help you transform from project manager to project leader. The book is available in print version and ebook. You can find both on Amazon, [easyazon_link identifier=”0749472340″ locale=”US” tag=”projectariaus-20″]print[/easyazon_link] and [easyazon_link identifier=”B00RPBJMHE” locale=”US” tag=”projectariaus-20″]Kindle[/easyazon_link] versions. The book is published by KoganPage, a publisher with an interesting catalog of books on project management, leadership and business management. A website was created for the book, where you can find information on the book and addition. http://www.powerofprojectleadership.com Get the book [easyazon_image align=”none”...

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The ultimate level of leadership

Beyond being an expert In project management, we usually come to the profession from another path. We are first experts in a particular field. We start to work on various projects and, based on our successes, we are assigned more and more responsibilities. It is the usual and normal career progression. As part of our professional development, it is often necessary to go beyond the life as an expert, and acquire other skills. Management Skills With more responsibilities come the obligation of learning how to manage. You will need to add management skills to your resume. Being the experts...

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Create Good Habits to Lead a More Productive Life

Having good habits in your life is extremely important if you are to make the most of your day. If you have too many bad habits, your time will get wasted and you will not be as productive as you want to be or as you should be. Basically I look at habits like this:  Good habits = productive use of time bad habits = waste of time Good habits can be easy to introduce in to our lives, but how can we make them stick so we can really be a leader in every aspect of our life?...

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How to benefit from meditation and mindfulness at your place of work

There are already a lot of evidence-based articles to support the benefits of meditation and mindfulness. In this post I would like to share some practical ideas for how you can incorporate meditations and mindfulness at your place of work, without having to look weird, or needing a “meditation room” at your place of work. Although having a dedicated meditation room at your place of work would of course be a great asset and high level endorsement of wellness! But I don’t have Time to Meditate at Work! You may think that you don’t have time to meditate at...

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Comindware Project – review

Product overview Product Comindware Project is a project management and team collaboration online software.  It is designed to help project managers and  project teams successfully manage projects, and collaborate on tasks.  It provides a unified workspace for planning, task assignment, project execution, document sharing, visibility of information, and commenting on tasks. Company profile website: http://www.comindware.com/project/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/comindware Twitter: @Comindware Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/comindwareinc Google+ Page: https://plus.google.com/+Comindware/posts YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Comindware  Pricing and market The price structure of project management online applications can be grouped into two categories.  They either charge: per user and unlimited projects per projects and unlimited users Comindware Project...

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managing problems and issues

A  good project plan When managing a project, it is important to spend sufficient time designing a good project plan. Proper planning is one of the most important concepts in project management. The project management plan is a central document that defines the basis of the work required to complete the project.  It will integrate all the subsidiary plans: Scope and requirements Time Cost Quality Human Resources Communications Risk (all uncertainties: threats and opportunities) Procurement Stakeholder The plan should document the deliverables and work required, and bring a consensus on them.  It is much harder to have this discussion...

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Project Leadership

My book project Update I have been working on my book since the beginning of last October. I started the writing part on October 4.  So much has been not since.   The book is on leadership for project manager.  It is a guide for project manager, to help them develop leadership skills, and achieve better results.  It is not a tactical book, but a professional and personal development approach to leadership.   I have been interested in the subject of leadership for many years, and also in project management.  I have been exposed to many leadership programs and...

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Top 10 of 2014

a year in review It is the time of the year to look back at our publications.  Project-Aria continue to progress, publishing various thoughts on project management and leadership. A few statistics: 46 articles were published it includes 4 guest posts June was a bad month with zero publication I started the year with 15 articles in the first quarter (January to March) I ended the year with 15 articles in the last quarter (October to December)   I thought I published less in the last quarter, as a consequence of spending so much time on writing my book. ...

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