PMI-Montréal project management blog

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[...]

Running a Marathon, Running a Project

Four years ago, I transformed from weekend warrior to running enthusiast. First, I started running short-distance races, a 5K here and a 10K there. Then I tried my first half marathon in 2009 and my first marathon in 2010. After those great experiences, running became part of my [...]

The topic of ethics at the heart of the 5th Annual PMI-Montréal Symposium on project management

Following the keynote address by Brian Weiss, Vice President, Practitioner Markets, PMI International, who will present the next generation of project managers, Carl Desrosiers, CEO of the Société de transport de Montreal (STM) will discuss major projects that will enable the STM[...]