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  • Eat Your Frogs: The Ultimate Guide to Taking Charge of Your Career

    Eat Your Frogs: The Ultimate Guide to Taking Charge of Your Career

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  • 4 Guiding Principles for Leading Remote Project Teams

    4 Guiding Principles for Leading Remote Project Teams

    More and more, part of the job of a project managers is not just herding sheep, but herding sheep located on farms located across the globe. Use these four guiding principles to effectively manage...

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  • How to Manage Generational Differences on Your Project Team

    How to Manage Generational Differences on Your Project Team

    When you have a multi-generational workforce, a team under pressure and any number of other factors, you will get conflict. PM expert Elizabeth Harrin offers these strategies for working through...

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  • Your Guide to Accurately Estimating Projects

    Your Guide to Accurately Estimating Projects

    Project estimation is an invaluable tool for anticipating and managing project uncertainties. Use these techniques to get accurate project estimates. The post Your Guide to Accurately Estimating...

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  • Celebrating Project Success: 5 Things You Can Do

    Celebrating Project Success: 5 Things You Can Do

    There are numerous individual, team, and project activities that present opportunities to celebrate. Your job as a successful project manager is to be prepared to capitalize on these opportunities...

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  • Ask a Project Manager: How Do I Raise My Team’s Morale?

    Ask a Project Manager: How Do I Raise My Team’s Morale?

    Dear Elizabeth: I’m managing a small team of technical professionals and, not to put too fine a point on it, but, none of us are appreciated for what we do. How do I make my team feel...

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  • The Five Truths of Project Leadership

    The Five Truths of Project Leadership

    Many people believe that leadership is positional—it’s tied to the person that’s calling the shots. In reality, leadership on most projects and programs is informal. Project team members each have...

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  • Ask a Project Manager: My Client Missed Their Deadline…Again!

    Ask a Project Manager: My Client Missed Their Deadline…Again!

    How do you keep a project on-track when your client keeps missing their deadlines? PM expert Elizabeth Harrin offers her tips for keeping clients in-check (without being a jerk). The post Ask a...

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  • Adopting Agile is an Exercise in Change Management

    Adopting Agile is an Exercise in Change Management

    Working with project teams to adopt Agile practices requires awareness, training, and organizational change management. By applying these eight steps, you can improve your odds of a successful...

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  • How to Get Executive Buy-In for Project Management Software

    How to Get Executive Buy-In for Project Management Software

    You’ve found the perfect project management tool. Now you just need the boss to say yes. Learn how to build a compelling business case that leaves them with one question: Where do I sign?

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  • The Skills Project Managers Will Need in 2025

    The Skills Project Managers Will Need in 2025

    Lately, it feels like things have been advancing so rapidly that it’s possible some new-fangled technology could disrupt our line of work before you finish this article. Okay, that might be a bit...

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  • The Future of Smart Manufacturing: Why Businesses are Moving to the Cloud

    The Future of Smart Manufacturing: Why Businesses are Moving to the Cloud

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  • Project Management Trends: 2018 Topics to Watch

    Project Management Trends: 2018 Topics to Watch

    From the rise of digital project management to the impact of emotional intelligence on PM careers, Elizabeth Harrin predicts the top project management trends and topics to watch for in 2018. The...

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  • 43 Learning Resources for New and Experienced Project Managers

    43 Learning Resources for New and Experienced Project Managers

    We've compiled a list of 43 of the best books, podcasts, courses, certifications, and websites to help you up your project management game. The post 43 Learning Resources for New and Experienced...

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  • How to Manage Chaos: Advice on Project Management and Workplace Conundrums

    How to Manage Chaos: Advice on Project Management and Workplace Conundrums

    Project management expert Elizabeth Harrin answers readers’ questions the challenges, risks, and rewards of project work.

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  • To Master Information Management on Your Project, Do These 4 Things

    To Master Information Management on Your Project, Do These 4 Things

    Knowledge is power. However, for many project managers, maneuvering into this position of control can be a serious challenge that doesn’t go away just by being effective in managing email or being...

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  • An Introduction to Dynamic Project Management

    An Introduction to Dynamic Project Management

    Projects are living, evolving constructs. Therefore, teams need a way of planning and scheduling projects that map to the real world.

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  • Using the 5 Whys Method to Get to the Bottom of Your Problems

    Using the 5 Whys Method to Get to the Bottom of Your Problems

    When something goes wrong, people always want to know why. Why did this happen? Why did this go wrong? It’s a logical question, but stopping there is likely to lead to a dead end. To get to the...

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  • Yes, Your Team Needs a Project Manager. Here’s Why

    Yes, Your Team Needs a Project Manager. Here’s Why

    During the annual budget cycle, portfolio planning or even the adhoc “just-go-do-it” project, project management resource planning and funding can be marginalized and even entirely overlooked....

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  • What Puts Manufacturing Teams Ahead: Lean Six Sigma

    What Puts Manufacturing Teams Ahead: Lean Six Sigma

    In any given year, I attend a lot of project management conferences. There are always common themes that come up at these conferences, but these days it seems that you can’t turn around without...

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