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Managing Projects

What if the team starts off pessimistic about the project?

Most team members are excited about working on a new project, even if a bit apprehensive. Generally they are excited about the possibilities and start off optimistic. It may certainly be “uninformed optimism” since they may not know enough about what the project entails just […]

Working Across Cultural Boundaries – A Case Study Part II

The First Team Meeting

Read Part I for background information

After the agenda went out for the team meeting, we asked team members to begin to make travel arrangements to ensure arrival prior to the dinner (during the cocktail hour.) We realized some members would be flying in rather early so we ensured the hotel […]

Working Across Cultural Boundaries - A Case Study

Getting Everyone to Work Together – One Project Manager’s Challenge

Michael was managing his first virtual project team. There were 12 people on the core project team. Team members came from a number of different countries and all had experience working on project teams, but this was the first time each of the team members […]

A Problem Project - Part IV

Developing Your Solution and Meeting with Executives

Read Part I – the introduction to this 4 part article, Part II – researching what is going on, and Part III – analyzing the data.

In Part IV we’ll focus on developing the proposed solution and presenting to the executives for approval to implement.

Once you have […]

A Problem Project – Part III

Analyzing the Data and Writing Your Report

Read Part I – the introduction to this 4 part article along with Part II – researching what is going on.

In Part III we’ll focus on analyzing the data you have gathered during your research.

Develop a report of the data you have gathered and validated (Part […]