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We’ve aggregated pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

“What Successful Project Managers Do” – MIT Sloan Management Review
Traditional approaches to project management emphasize long-term planning and a focus on stability to manage risk. But today, managers leading complex projects often combine traditional and “agile” methods to give them more flexibility — and better results. Continue Reading

“Sabotage the PMO… by Chasing Personal Glory” – The Influential PMO
There is no glory in the PMO. We don’t deliver projects. We don’t directly impact on our customers lives. We move information and, in good places, analyse information to form useful intelligence. Continue Reading

“Project management: 5 tips for managing your project budget” – CIO
Budget overruns are a litmus test for project success or failure. Few companies have an unlimited budget, so the first thing project stakeholders look to in determining whether their project was a great success or a colossal failure is the bottom line. This fact fuels the pressure project leaders and their teams face with each passing day. As such, effective budget management is a primary area of focus for project managers who value their careers. Continue Reading

“The No-nonsense Guide to Project Management” – Facet Publishing
Read an exclusive interview with Barbara Allan in which she discusses writing her new book, The No-nonsense Guide to Project Management, and offers advice on the skills needed for both small and larger, complex projects. Continue Reading

“Agile Facts and Misconceptions” – DZone
As an Agile consultant, I would like to put the many misconceptions about Agile to bed, so that as Agilists, we can better promote an understanding of what is, and what is not, Agile. Continue Reading

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


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We’ve aggregated pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

“You Need to Manage Digital Projects for Outcomes, Not Outputs” – HBR
When is a project finished? For most of us, it seems pretty simple: when we ship the product or launch the service. But we need to take a step back and consider what “done” really means. Most teams in business work to create a defined output. But just because we’ve finished making a thing doesn’t mean that thing is going to create economic value for us… Continue Reading

“Why Continuous Improvement May Need To Be Discontinued” – Forbes
Is it possible to suggest that Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean, and other variations on continuous improvement can be hazardous to your organization’s health? While it may be heresy to say this, recent evidence from Japan and elsewhere suggests that it’s time to question these methods… Continue Reading

“Cross Functional Doesn’t Mean Everyone Can Do Everything” – LinkedIn Pulse
Perhaps the most prevalent and persistent myth in agile is that a cross-functional team is one on which each person possesses every skill necessary to complete the work. This is simply not true. A cross-functional team has members with a variety of skills, but that does not mean each member has all of the skills… Continue Reading

“Are Your Useless Tools to Blame for Bad Project Management” – Business 2 Community
Is bad project management causing you to abandon important projects? Should you blame the tools you use, or does the issue go deeper? A new report published by software comparison company GetApp reveals the dire state of project management in 2017. GetApp’s research indicates that companies offering project management software… Continue Reading

“Exactly How to Spend The Last Hour Of Your Workday” – Fast Company
It’s 4 p.m. and you’re having a hard time focusing. So you stare at your computer and click in and out of lots of tabs. But when you look up, you see it’s only 4:03 p.m. Then, you get a glass of water, which takes all of seven minutes. You’re not feeling inspired to tackle something important, but ducking out… Continue Reading

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

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Copyright © 2017 MindEdge, Inc.


We’ve aggregated pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

“Deliver Better Projects by Adopting These 8 Principles” – LinkedIn Pulse
Every exceptional project management framework has underlying principles which expresses its philosophy, and approach to organizing people and processes for projects to deliver expected objectives. In most cases, each principle is worthy of its own… Continue Reading

“Project management skills: how to push back on requests “ – SoftwareAdvice
Learning how to push back on unrealistic requests is an essential project management skill. Discover the difference between the “aggressive” and “assertive” no in this video featuring Gartner analyst Tina Nunno… Continue Reading

“A Manifesto to end Boring Meetings” – WSJ
It’s an annoyance few escape: sitting through meetings that drag on too long. Many blame sloppy agendas or meandering leadership. But a subtler cause may be at work. Maybe you shouldn’t have been invited at all. Participants tend to feel less… Continue Reading

“5 Major Roadblocks to Successful Project Management” – HuffPost
The list of qualities the perfect project manager absolutely must have is getting more intense every day. But you can’t be expected to demonstrate consistent leadership, empathy, pragmatism, and organization if you’re working with terrible tools. The problem is, many of the project management tools… Continue Reading

“Why senior executives neglect project management” – CIO
I have spent the past 10 years trying to understand why senior executives seem to neither understand project management nor regard it as an important means of strategy execution. While conducting my research, I discovered that most heads of organizations view project management as a highly technical… Continue Reading

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2016 MindEdge, Inc.


We’ve aggregated pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

“6 tips for better project management” – TNW
Project management is a tough but rewarding career. To do it well takes skill, experience, and skills you probably didn’t even think you would need, like psychology and salesmanship. Great project managers are often hard to come by, but are worth their weight… Continue Reading

“Why Proper Project Management Is Key In A Digital Transformation” – Huffington Post
By 2020, Forrester found that 47% of executives predict total sales will be influenced by digital interactions. However, only 14% of those execs say they have the right processes in place to execute a digital transformation in their enterprise… Continue Reading

“26 time-management tricks I wish I’d known at 20” – Business Insider
Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error. Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant and the author of “Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want,” distilled the lessons he wishes he’d known when he was 20. He created the following presentation… Continue Reading

“The Scope of Project Risk Management” – Bright Hub PM
The scope of project management touches virtually every aspect of the project. Don’t take it lightly! It is important to be through in examining all areas of the project for potentially hidden risks to avoid unwanted surprises! Risks can be found in virtually every nook and cranny of your project. Some key areas include: Time estimates, Cost estimates… Continue Reading

“7 Ways Successful People Have Better Mindsets” – Inc.
It’s interesting to wonder why some people are more successful than others, especially if you yourself are aiming high. What do people like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates have that feeds their ongoing excellence and propels them to the highest levels of success? The answers are complex, of course. But that doesn’t mean they… Continue Reading

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2016 MindEdge, Inc.


We’ve aggregated pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

“5 Major Roadblocks to Successful Project Management (and How to Solve for Them)” – Huffington Post
The list of qualities the perfect project manager absolutely must have is getting more intense every day. But you can’t be expected to demonstrate consistent leadership, empathy, pragmatism, and organization if you’re working with terrible tools. The problem is, many of the project management tools and apps… Continue Reading

“Opportunity Management in Project Management” – PM Perspectives Blog
When asked how typical risk management exercises are conducted, most project managers reply that this involves conversations and documentation around risk events and their respective probabilities and impacts. While this is a necessary and beneficial exercise, this standard approach and mind-set does not account for taking time… Continue Reading

“The Beginner’s Guide To Scrum And Agile Project Management” – Trello
What can help you build a car, save your marriage, code software, write a book, or even renovate a house? A whiteboard and a pad of sticky notes (the analog OR digital kind!). Well, and the knowledge of how to use them, of course. If you work in tech (or spend any amount of time with engineers), you’ve probably heard about “Scrum” and… Continue Reading

“Applying the Science of Six Sigma” – LinkedIn Pulse
In my previous stints as a marketer I have been asked this question multiple times whether marketing is an art or a science and my answer has always been a simple one – ‘it’s a science’. Many of the marketing gurus & aspiring marketers out there may argue that it’s not a complete science, but has elements of judgment and opinion… Continue Reading

“5 Tips Every Project Management Should be Following” – BrightWork
Here at BrightWork, we know how difficult the life of a project manager is! Our latest free resource, 15 Tips for Successful Project Management, brings together our most popular tips in a handy guide to make project management a little easier. Here are five essential tips to help you get started… Continue Reading

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2016 MindEdge, Inc.


We’ve aggregated pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

“6 Ways To Manage Projects Like A Nordic” – A Girl’s Guide to Project Management
The Nordic countries are frequently featured in the news for their egalitarian lifestyles, high performing education systems and technological innovations. Taking a leaf out of the Nordics’ book can help you rethink how you manage your projects. Switch up your project management Nordic-style to become a better project manager. It’s up to you what ideas you decide to run with: use anything that resonates… Continue Reading

“Agile Manager – What is an Agile Manager?” – Business2Community
I have worked with Agile Software Development for several years, and during all these years I´ve seen the same problem over and over again: very few companies understand what is an Agile Manager and his role inside of the organisation. Most companies out there still believe that Agile Managers are line managers and their main role is to take care of people. “My main job is to help my direct reports”, they say… Continue Reading

“The Benefits of Standardization” – ProjectManagement.com
Standardizing project management across an organization is often met with resistance, as teams are typically eager to customize their efforts based on how they feel is the best way of working. But while there are often adjustments that must be made on a client-by-client basis, there are many benefits to creating a consistent project management experience no matter the endeavour… Continue Reading

“Seven Best Practices for Effective Project Management” – PMChat
Only “40% of projects meet their goals when it comes to schedule, budget and quality” – Gartner. A project management office (PMO) is usually created with the aim of solving one problem: the IT organisation’s inability to deliver IT projects on time, on budget and in scope. Almost all PMOs start at this initial project management, IT problem-solving stage before they can evolve to the program management or portfolio management stages… Continue Reading

“Using Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma to Become More Demand-Driven” – Supply Chain 24/7
Last time, we looked at specific companies that I have worked with and how they became more demand-driven using the Theory of Constraints (TOC) as a first step. As you saw from these real-life examples, TOC works well as a pointer to see where you need to change – and what should be the first items on the list. I have watched TOC solutions… Continue Reading

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2016 MindEdge, Inc.


We’re always on the look-out for the latest noteworthy Project Management news and commentary. We’ve aggregated pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

“What Is Project Risk Management on Projects?” – ProjectManager.com
A risk is anything that could potentially impact your project’s timeline, performance or budget. Risks are potentialities, and in a project management context, if they become realities, they then become classified as “issues” that must be… Continue Reading

“How To Gain Executive Support For Agile Marketing” – Business2Community
It’s logical. It’s all the rage. Agile Marketing is here to stay. “Agile Marketing is a tactical marketing approach in which marketing teams collectively identify high value projects on which to focus their collective efforts. Teams use sprints… Continue Reading

“The 8 Best Skills for Career Changers” – Time
The most successful career paths look less like ladders and more like jungle gyms, Fortune’s Patricia Sellers likes to say. But to take the leaps that can make you more successful, you need to acquire and maintain… Continue Reading

“The Single Most Important Thing You Need for a Productive Team” – Inc.
Every company wants high productivity. Some companies go to great lengths to figure out to hire people that work well together and put all sorts of perks in place to make people happier at work… Continue Reading

“6 tips for better project management” – TheNextWeb
Project management is a tough but rewarding career. To do it well takes skill, experience, and skills you probably didn’t even think you would need, like psychology and salesmanship… Continue Reading

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2016 MindEdge, Inc.


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Author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, talks about the level of technical expertise that project managers need to bring to the table.

This is a guest post from the MindEdge Report. For more professional development videos, visit www.mindedgereport.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2016 MindEdge, Inc.


We’re always on the look-out for the latest noteworthy Project Management news and commentary. We’ve aggregated pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

“15 Awesome Tool I Use To Management My Projects” – A Girl’s Guide to Project Management
If you’re expecting to find a long list of project management apps in this article, then I’m sorry but you’re in the wrong place. I don’t believe that software is the be-all and end-all for managing projects. There is some software in the list, but most of what I use to manage projects isn’t software-driven… Continue Reading

“PM Tip: Manage Your Pipeline” [Video] – BrightWork
In order to successfully control your portfolio of projects, we suggest you do the following to ensure you have the visibility to keep your portfolio running smoothly… Continue Reading

“How to Be a Great Team Player” – Innovative Management Solutions
Have you worked for teams where everyone pitches in, and you all work together in perfect harmony? Do you always play to your strengths in a team, or are there times when the group you’re in just doesn’t gel?Either way, teamworking is such a vital way of completing projects that it’s worth developing and refining the skills that will help you make a valuable contribution… Continue Reading

“Are Your Communication Habits Good Enough” – projectmanagement.com
About 75-90 percent of a project manager’s time is spent formally or informally communicating, according to PMI’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (aka, PMBOK). No surprise, then, how much communication is linked to project success… Continue Reading

“Ishikawa (Fishbone) Diagram – always use it for Problem Solving” – PM Perspectives
Typical for technical problem solving is that a special matter expert is dealing with this and that he or she knows the root cause very soon or at least the direction where to search for the root cause. In many cases the problem solver is the developer of the product (or process) or a well-trained quality… Continue Reading

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2016 MindEdge, Inc.


We’re always on the look-out for the latest noteworthy Project Management news and commentary. We’ve aggregated the pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

“9 Signs Your Project Management Solution Is Broken” – LiquidPlanner
Managing projects is a complex business. And many of the project management tools out there don’t help—in part because they’re just as complex as the projects themselves… Continue Reading

“Systems Thinking in Project Management” – PM Hut
Most project managers tend to think only conventionally when managing projects. This means that they begin from a given project goal, plan the project to meet the goal, then execute the plan in order to meet the project goal. Little thought is given to strategic thinking… Continue Reading

“A Brief History of Project Management” – Innovative Management Solutions
Many tend to think of project management as a new venture for growth and development. However, project management has been around for thousands of years. Project management was involved in the planning, coordination, and construction of the Ancient Wonders of the World… Continue Reading

“The Best Way to Ensure Project Success? Understand and Control the Scope” – PM.com
There are dozens of studies about project failure. (To name just three: Standish Group’s Chaos reports, PMI’s 2013 Pulse of the Profession®: The High Cost of Low Performance and Gartner’s 2012 survey on why projects fail). There are at least as many reasons why projects fail… Continue Reading

“The Campaign for Real Project Managers” – PM Perspectives
I’ve been thinking recently about authenticity and the way that Project Managers [PMs] present themselves in the professional arena. One recent post on LinkedIn highlighted a vacancy advert requiring that the PM had previous experience of managing “ugly” projects… Continue Reading

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2015 MindEdge, Inc.


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