Project Manager Salary Canada

Project Manager Salary Canada: Guide, Trend and Analysis Are you being paid what you are worth? In this guide, I will dive into the Project Manager Salary Canadian numbers published by the Project Management Institute (PMI), provide some analysis and trend information. PMI categorizes Project Manager jobs into three levels. To find out which level … Read more

Project Manager Salary United States

Project Manager Salary United States: Guide, Trend and Analysis Are you being paid what you are worth? In this guide, I will dive into project management salary numbers published by the Project Management Institute (PMI), provide some analysis and trend information. PMI categorizes Project Manager jobs into three levels. To find out which level you … Read more

Career Development: Prioritize Yourself

There is never a bad time to take a stock of your career and envision your future goals. The end and the start of the year are natural times to do so. Here, I share two exercises to tap into your feelings, creative and imaginative faculties to reflect and shape your future. Once you have … Read more

Projects of the Future

As 2021 draws to a close, many will be looking back at a difficult year. We have had difficult years before and humanity has always been resilient to overcome challenges. So, I would like to explore what the future looks like. To do this, I hung out with some futurists to find out some key … Read more

No December for Project Managers

If you have projects that run on a calendar year, plan as though December does not exist. Plan to deliver your project by November 30, not December 31… unless you want to work between Christmas and New Year. Things start to slow down in mid-December. Key stakeholders and executive sponsors may start taking their year … Read more

7 Questions to Build Your Team’s Resilience

We are in the final two months of the year and it’s peak time for your team to deliver their projects. At this point in time, it’s not only their technical skills and experience that matters, but also their resilience. How can you give your team a boost in resilience? Get them together (virtually perhaps) … Read more

From Full-Code to Low-Code to No-Code

As someone who learnt how to code in high school and spent years coding for work, from programming EEPROMS to developing web applications, I am hesitant to “dumb-down” and explore low-code and no-code platforms. Not surprisingly, it’s a non-coder who introduced me to this movement. I haven’t yet done a deep dive into any one … Read more

Build Trust to Boost Project Performance

Project managers are trusted to deliver on time, within budget and scope. The longer your track record of successful deliveries, the more executives trust you to deliver the next big, hairy, audacious project. In turn, you need to trust your project team members to complete their action items on time, raise risks before they become … Read more

From Minimum Viable Product to Minimum Business Increment

For many years, agile teams have focused on delivering the Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Project managers transitioned from traditional or predictive approaches to adopting an agile mindset with sprints and pivots. However, building a product or delivering a service is not enough. It is of limited scope. To truly deliver value to the enterprise, project … Read more

Risk Mitigation and the Art of Putting out Fires with Coke

What does project risk mitigation have to do with putting out fires with coke? Well, firstly there is the risk of fire breaking out at home, in a vehicle, at the office, wherever you are. The typical way to mitigate that risk is to have a fire extinguisher nearby. However, fire extinguishers cost more than … Read more