Project Change Management: Buy-in vs. Engagement

A helicopter buzzed overhead, shattering my peace as I sat in my backyard patio on a beautiful summer weekend. I could hear loud chanting and drumming not too far away. Parked cars lined the usually empty main road. Some streets were blocked by police. It was 2018 and I live on Burnaby mountain, right next … Read more

Leadership for Project Management

It was November. I was pulled into a meeting with twenty or so managers and directors. They were stuck. A last-minute project was needed to meet a regulatory deadline by the end of the year. Resources were already stretched thin and committed to top priority enterprise projects. The lead department needed the support of all … Read more

Burnout – How to Recover

Burnout starts gradually and it may be hard to notice. Work and life are challenging. At any point of time, you may have a few burnout symptoms. Then a project deadline looms, a difficult assignment takes more time, or a project risk materializes into an issue. Before long, and without you noticing, you have five … Read more

Burnout from Work

Burnout from work is a real problem, especially during a pandemic. I enjoy creating videos. So two weeks ago, I looked forward to producing a 30 minute video. In my mind, I thought it would take one to two days at most. I started with energy and enthusiasm. But I had missed a planned day … Read more

5 Project Management Skills for the Future

Metamorphosis is a metaphor for transformational change

It’s 2020 and the world is changing. The post COVID19 world is going to be different from the pre-COVID world. The only question is, “how different?” With this volatile change, one thing is certain: the project management skills that got you here are not going to be enough for the future. Entire economies have been … Read more