Mastering Project Resource Allocation

In the realm of project management, one perennial challenge is project resource allocation. It’s a complex puzzle that project managers constantly strive to solve, balancing the availability and skills of resources with the evolving needs of projects. Whether it’s aligning the right talent with the work or synchronizing project timelines with resource availability, the task … Read more

Effective Boundary Management for Project Managers

In project settings, maintaining boundaries is crucial for ensuring productivity, managing expectations, and fostering a healthy work environment. However, it’s not uncommon for project managers to encounter individuals who challenge or disregard these boundaries. In this article, we’ll explore strategies for setting up boundaries and effectively handling those who don’t respect them. Understanding Boundaries Boundaries … Read more

Strategic Project Management for Senior Leadership Teams

Senior leadership teams play a crucial role in guiding and overseeing projects, ensuring they align with organizational goals and deliver value to stakeholders. However, creating a high-level project work plan that meets the expectations of senior leaders can be challenging, as they often require more than just cost and completion time estimates. They need a … Read more

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Tool Selection

How to Choose Wisely and Gain Executive Buy-in In the dynamic world of project management, where multiple projects are in motion simultaneously, having the right tools to manage and oversee these endeavors is paramount. As the leader of a Project Management Office (PMO) tasked with delivering corporate projects across an organization, your role demands efficiency, … Read more

Effective Resource Management Strategies for Project Managers

Resource management stands as one of the key areas in project management. It’s the art of allocating, tracking, and optimizing resources like time, money, and human capital to ensure project success. However, beneath the surface of this seemingly straightforward task lie a myriad of challenges that project managers grapple with daily. In this article, we’ll … Read more

Live Like a Millionaire

On August 24, 2015, the stock markets around the world nosedived. The S&P 500 sank by 11% from a high in May, meeting the definition of a market correction. Having fired my financial planner a year ago, I was motivated to check how my retirement savings were affected. After logging in, I used a handy … Read more

Sweet Spot

What does it mean to live out of your sweet spot? As chance would have it, one night as I was YouTube surfing, I discovered Tift Merritt, an up and coming singer-songwriter who wrote a song called Sweet Spot. It starts off with this line, “Nothing fancy, nothing fake.” When you live from your sweet … Read more

Discover Your Callings

How do you discover your calling? You simply pay attention, listen and remember when someone asks for your help, literally calling for your gifts to be exercised. My kids ask, “When is dinner ready?” That reveals my calling to feed my kids. Taking care of the basic necessities of life for me and my dependents … Read more