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Should you ask one of these “fantastic” questions?

Based on the success of the last post and some of the comments, we decide to continue with our Project Management Satire :).  This post is about some of the ‘silly’ project management questions that we see online and how these questions reflects negatively on the dynamic field of project management. Continue reading

How technology can simplify a project manager’s work life

This article is by Guest Author, Ms. Gloria Lorenzi … refer to end of the article for a short bio. This article reflects the opinion of the guest author and SUKAD is publishing this article as is – without editing or endorsement since we see value for our readers.

As a project manager, do you often find yourself struggling to keep track of all the loose ends of your team? Project management is a very difficult job because it requires a unique set of skills as well as the ability to keep everything straight. But fortunately, your mobile phones can help you with the organizing and help you work smarter and more efficiently. Here are our top picks for apps that will make project managers’ life a whole lot easier. Continue reading

Is situational leadership relevant to Project Management?

The Situational Leadership theory, developed by Hersey and Blanchard from the 1970’s onwards, stated that leadership needed both task behavior as well as relationship behavior in order to get the best performance from people. Continue reading

How can we define project manager effort in term of project’s communications?

Introduction

On the PMI Lebanon Chapter LinkedIn Group, There is a discussion posted by a group member per the following title: “It is frequently said and taught that a project manager should spend around 90% of his time communicating. Do you think this statistic is exaggerated?” To read more about this topic click here.

The discussion is interesting but we will not cover it here. What we want to cover is a general topic, that is important in project management, which is how do we define project communication? Further, there is a question of 90% of project manager time. Continue reading

The accidental project manager – challenge to executives

We are re-publishing this from a year ago (or more).

Background

This article is a follow-up on two prior posts that we published recently. It is also in response to various online exchanges on the topic of Accidental Project Manager. The previous articles were:

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Are you an accidental project manager? My wife is

If you read our last article and you are reading this article now good news and welcome back to a fun article. We are re-publishing this from a year ago (or more).

Read this Article in ArabicIn the last article we talked about the accidental project manager and we explained that the term is not offensive at all; if it was offensive, my project manager would have fired me a long time ago (imagine a funny face). She actually edited and approved this article after a lecture on my house duties with one task at a time (you will understand when you finish reading). Continue reading

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Are you an accidental project manager?

Originally published in September 2013, updated November 2013.

Are you an accidental project manager?

I hope that no one get offended by this term since the use of this term in our view is not offensive at all, rather it reflects a common reality. It is for those non-project managers who are asked and expected to manage projects.

Read this Article in ArabicHowever, if anyone object to the term, we truly apologize in advance and humbly ask you to read on and you might find out that our intentions are good. Continue reading