Project Management Trends in 2022

The project management industry continues to evolve. Traditional responsibilities of a project professional continue to be blurred. In our hybrid reality of remote teams and short-staffed companies, new challenges and opportunities will arise. Below are my thoughts on eight 2022 trends based on what I’ve experienced, talking to others, and reading insights and articles fromContinue reading “Project Management Trends in 2022”

Adaptability and Resiliency – PMBOK 3.11

“Build adaptability and resiliency into the organization’s and project team’s approaches to help the project accommodate change, recover from setbacks, and advance the work of the project.” PMBOK pg. 55 In my 20+ project management career, I can truly think of only ONE project that went to plan and had no issues. It was aContinue reading “Adaptability and Resiliency – PMBOK 3.11”

Responding to Risk – PMBOK 3.10

“Continually evaluate exposure to risk, both opportunities and threats, to maximize positive impacts and minimize negative impacts to the project and its outcomes.” PMBOK pg. 53 “What happens if you see a bear and then it tries to eat you? What if you’re running in the dark and fall off a cliff and break bothContinue reading “Responding to Risk – PMBOK 3.10”

Everything Was Going Fine, Until It Wasn’t (and what to do about it)

I had a plan. I had everything in place to support my plan. I was ready to execute and when I did, everything was going fine, until it wasn’t. I am an ultra distance runner and cyclist. I attribute my crossing the finish line to successful planning and execution. So when it came to theContinue reading “Everything Was Going Fine, Until It Wasn’t (and what to do about it)”

Navigating Complexity – PMBOK 3.9

“Continually evaluate and navigate project complexity so that approaches and plans enable the project team to successfully navigate the project life cycle.” PMBOK pg. 50 There are so many quotes about complexity: Complexity is the enemy of execution – Tony Robbins Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard toContinue reading “Navigating Complexity – PMBOK 3.9”