PMI-Montréal project management blog

The Other Lessons Learned

Here's how I've implemented some I have faced:   Team adjournment. Team members must now move on to other teams and projects. To mitigate the sense of loss, arrange an end-of-project reward, such as a social gathering. And if emails, instant messaging, and social media — such as [...]

Fourth letter to a young project manager: The Siren's call

In ancient times, the siren song of mermaids was a symbol of sailors, who, seduced by the mermaids’ enchanting songs, made poor decisions, which led to them running their ships aground on the reefs. This metaphor applies perfectly in our era when a project manager seduced by his [...]

How many PDUs can I accumulate this month?

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Influence Without Authority

Many project professionals find themselves in a position where they need to influence the decisions or actions of others, but lack the authority to impose an outcome. The ability to influence others is particularly important when managing teams in a matrix organization or when [...]