PMI-Montréal project management blog

PMI-Montreal is pleased to launch a new eblast format which will replace the Infolettre and Express !

Dear members and affiliated networks Starting November, you will be receiving our new e-blast, PMI-Montréal.Point. The second week of each month you will receive Montréal.Point PMI- on activities, a full schedule of events:  PMI Morning  and Evening Corporate Events and confer[...]

What Race Cars Can Teach Us About Projects

My last post on when to pull over a project to the side of the road generated much action on the Voices on Project Management Twitter feed. Here, I'll expand on that theme by highlighting the similarities in the makings of a race car and a successful project.   Today's race cars [...]

Turn Chaos Into Success

Project managers usually advance in their careers by managing small, then medium and ultimately large projects. What project managers may not be prepared for is the complexity that comes with taking on bigger projects. Left unmanaged, this complexity leads to chaos and ultimately[...]

Letters to a young project manager: First letter

In the context of mentorship, one of the most difficult character traits to convey to a project manager relates to leadership. In this area of expertise, there is no better frame of reference than the WBS, well organized in managing earned value, the critical path, or risk manag[...]

Why Realistic Goals Matter — and How to Set Them

One of the regular challenges I hear coming from the project management community is the idea that our organizations are setting unrealistic goals. This is a tremendous challenge because setting unobtainable goals can lead to project failure, low morale and a culture of insecurit[...]