Prior to starting KPS, Robert successfully led complex, enterprise projects for over a dozen years at companies including Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Lenovo and Red Hat. Typical initiatives have included deploying new technologies/platforms, developing new products/services, and re-engineering business processes. Throughout his career, Robert has experienced Project/Program Management implemented differently at every single firm he worked with. This exposure to such diverse practices has provided the skill to identify problems in a clients environment, as well an exceptional opportunity to develop a core set of best practices for project/program success.Read More »
Josh is principal of pmStudent and a coach for new and aspiring project managers. Josh is a working project manager, and has been managing projects in Computing, Financial Services, Telecommunications, and Aerospace for over a decade. Josh’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Project Management and he is PMP certified. He uses his experience and love of teaching to empower people to get started and get ahead in their project management careers. He lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA with his wife and 3 sons.Read More »
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Elizabeth Harrin is a portfolio manager living and working in London, UK. She spent eight years working in financial services (including two based in Paris, France), before moving into healthcare. Elizabeth is a PRINCE2 and MSP Practitioner, and holds the ITIL Foundation certificate.Read More »
Having worked at various levels on a number of different teams in her life, Raechel chooses to write as The Team Member Advocate on the AtTask Blog. Teams are an integral part of how things get done in the world of project and work management and often it’s the individual contributor who is closest to the work and understands it the best. Raechel’s blog aims to give that person a voice; because without the team members, there is no team.Read More »
An ex-big-bank project manager, Geoff got tired of the stress of big projects and wanted to spend more time with family. “Project management has been around for a long time,” says Geoff, “but for every one company that’s project management ‘aware,’ there’s thousands of companies that aren’t. My goal onRead More »
As an “accidental” project manager Ty writes about project management for AtTask. He makes the concepts and best practices of managing projects accessible to both expert and novice project professional by weaving personal experiences, historical references and other anecdotes into daily discussions around effective leadership approaches that maximize the effectivenessRead More »
Drinker of Copious amounts of coffee. Thinker of what makes sense. User of Agile and Kanban. Writer of an upcoming book. Talker of all topics. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and skilled Scrum Master, Derek mentors up-and-coming PMs for industry certification along with practical demonstrations of Agile Scrum.Read More »
It’s crazy. Job seekers have a hard time finding a new job. Well guess what? Finding good candidates for your open positions isn’t a walk in the park either! Aside from this video tutorial on how to use LinkedIn to find the best candidates (see below) there’s something else that’s important. Networking Of course! OutContinue Reading »
It’s the last week of the Maximising IT/IS Team Effectiveness course that I am taking with Villanova University. The focus this week has been on managing others and establishing an environment that moves others through change. One of the lectures was on creating resiliency in your project team. Why doContinue Reading »
Over at A Girl’s Guide to Project Management, it’s the Summer of Books feature all through August. I thought Talking Work readers might like to join in the fun, so here is a review of Program Management, a book by Michel Thiry. I have met Michel, and he is aContinue Reading »
Hello Josh, I have been following your site and information for some time now and have always found it to be helpful and insightful. I have a question that to be honest I never really thought about until yesterday. The topic is on the project management best practice of time buffering. It is common andContinue Reading »
I was updating my Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) Training slide on Emotional Intelligence and thought of the relationship it has with our humanity. A few clicks later, I found myself reading…Continue Reading »
Well, the wait is finally over. My paper, “Traffic Lights to Burndowns, an introduction to Visual Management Systems” was selected for presentation at the PMI Global Congress being held in…Continue Reading »
This week on the Maximizing IT/IS Team Effectiveness course I am taking with Villanova Universitywe looked at managing expectations. There was a whole lecture on damage control, which could have been subtitled When Project Managers Lie About Progress. I once worked with a contract project manager who routinely reported thatContinue Reading »
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This last weekend, I had an interesting exchange on the PMIWDC LinkedIn Group discussions board. This healthy exchange of viewpoints came about from the following message: In June, PMPs numbers…Continue Reading »
You might already know this. But I’ll say it again anyway. The PM Prepcast is the best PMP certification training out there. I bought it for my own PMP training. I studied every day because it was easy. On my daily drive to and from work or while working out at the gym, I justContinue Reading »