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Meaningful Work – Busy Work

September 27, 2012 by


Meaningful Work versus Busy Work was the central theme of a presentation and discussion I shared with the PMI Heartland Professional Development Day on September 17, 2012.   The title was “Undercover Agile”.  The premise was sorting through what’s meaningful and busy work in daily project management practice.  Once sorted, high performance organizations and project managers focus […]

Stand up meetings – not just for software or Agile anymore

February 20, 2012 by


Stand up.  Sit down.  Which is better for the team, productivity, your company? The trend is stand up for a short burst of action and accountability among all types of business teams.  A hall-mark of rapid software development (1990’s) and Agile (manifesto in 2001 onward) the stand up meeting has progressed rapidly beyond software, to […]

Virtual Teams – Conflict Resolution, Environmental IQ

January 21, 2011 by


We have IQ, there’s Emotional Intelligence (EI) – I say we add  EQ – environmental intelligence based on applying that Emotional Intelligence to what’s going on with stakeholders. A quick recap, a stakeholder is someone who has a professional interest in the outcome of a project.  That interest may be acknowledged and formalized – corporate […]

Virtual Teams – Conflict Resolution – Prepare

January 19, 2011 by


Conflict. The mere term evokes a strong response. In today’s environment, examples of conflict are replete: Middle East, War on Terrorism, Political Divides. Intra personal conflict also appears to be increasing. Project managers also encounter a variety of conflicts: inadequate resources, changing organizational direction, project direction, disagreement among stakeholder groups, clash with functional teams, role […]

Team Development Stages

May 13, 2009 by


As a project team matures, they go through certain stages. These Team Development Stages are described under Team-Building Activities, which is a tool of the fourth edition PMBOK®’s Develop Project Team process. According to this theory, there are five stages of team development—Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning. Teams typically begin at the first stage […]

Recognition and Rewards

May 12, 2009 by


What should be done when good behavior occurs to encourage it? Recognition and Rewards is a tool of the Develop Project Team process listed in the fourth edition PMBOK®. The purpose of recognizing and rewarding desirable behavior is to encourage that type of behavior in the future. This extends into our everyday life—far beyond the […]

Develop Project Team Process

May 4, 2009 by


Develop Project Team is one of the 42 project management processes described in the fourth edition PMBOK®. It’s one of the three Human Resource knowledge area processes, and one of the eight Executing processes. The purpose of this process is to improve the team’s competencies and their interactions among each other. The list of who […]