PMI-Montréal project management blog

Letters to a young project manager: Third letter

  As we see only what we know, the young project manager must fine-tune his focus and recognize the circumstances of the project. There are two complementary models of leadership that can help you identify the elements and see them as they arise.   The Transactional leadership m[...]

3 Ways to be a Better Communicator

As project managers, it's easy to get caught up in the technical aspects of our jobs. For example, if you are in IT, there is always a new bit of code, application or hardware that -- if you invest the time in learning about it -- will make your work easier.    But I'd like to [...]

Minister Poëti and the limits of Agile

The Minister of Transportation, Robert Poëti, was giving a speech, which I attended, in the context of a convention. Beyond a very effective performance on the importance of different stakeholders working and collaborating better together, Mr. Poëti touched on a particularly impo[...]

4 Signs to Pull Over and Stop a Project

Have you ever seen the award-winning movie Rush? In it, Austrian Niki Lauda, Formula One World Champion racing driver, lectured fellow competitor from England, James Hunt, on risk management. Mr. Lauda states that he manages to a risk factor of 20 percent; any conditions that pro[...]

Letters to a young project manager: Second letter

"Power follows ideas, not position." Bennis. In project management, it is imperative to distinguish two roles: the role of manager (manager) and the role of leader. The two are complementary and necessary. The manager imparts his knowledge on how to optimize the resources of the [...]