PM News Round-Up September 2014

Paul Naybour

Project Risk Management – 10 Golden Rules

  1. Make risk management part of your project
  2. Identify risks early in your project
  3. Communicate about risks
  4. Consider both threats and opportunities
  5. Clarify ownership issues
  6. Prioritise risks
  7. Analyse risks
  8. Plan and implement risk responses
  9. Register project risks
  10. Track Risks and Associated Tasks

Thanks to the International Business Times for these rules but why not take a look at the blog post Viewing Risk from a Different Perspective for more about the opportunities presented by positive risks.

Project Management Webinar – Transforming Resistance Into Support

This advanced project management webinar, to be held on 24 September 2014 from 8.00am (Pacific Time,) is aimed at anyone seeking change within their company. Whether existing issues are poor communication, lack of employee concerns or even employee resistance, the goal is to expose the audience to more efficient methodologies, tools and/or techniques that are going to build leadership skills and define project management competency.
The webinar will cover advanced concepts and objectives such as:

  • Ways to avoid costly communication mistakes that alienate employees
  • Utilise best communication practices to prevent resistance and gain employee support
  • Deflect uncertainty and anxiety surrounding organisational change

The Top Project Managers – The Skills PM’s Need to Succeed

Some of the top project managers to follow on Twitter share their views on the skills that make project managers successful. Hear the thoughts of Cheri Essner, Michael Alan Kaplan, Steven Baker, Susanne Madsen, Thomas Cagley and Jerry Ihejirika, and if you are not already doing so, follow them on Twitter.

Why is project management so fragmented in companies?

It is always interesting to read what Ron Rosenhead has to say and this post is no exception. He relates how project management in some organisations is still fragmented and un-coordinated despite extensive training. But asks questions to try and determine whether there is anything unique about project management in an organisation or whether, in fact, some businesses are just fragmented and that is just as true for, say , accounting as for project management.
Why not join in the discussion.

Are your project managers working too hard to be effective?

According to Peter Taylor, it is the project manager who makes wise decisions about where and how they spend their time that are the ones who will be most successful in the long run. To achieve project success in the most efficient way you must think smarter and not harder and develop a ‘productively lazy’ approach in order to achieve both successful projects but also a better work/life balance. The smart ‘lazy’ person is less stressed, more alert and delivers more as a result.

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