What is Personal Leadership?

Personal Leadership is all about leadership for yourself. When we talk about leadership in project management – we’re nearly always talking about leading others – but we also have a responsibility to ourselves – both for our careers and in life. So when we think about personal leadership in relation ...

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Prepping for the PMI PMP

Last week I had the pleasure of a week in Stockholm and the challenge of shepherding a group through preparing for their PMI PMP® exam. So far I’ve had three emails: “Yipee I passed” and one, “I’m now booked for next Wednesday – wish me luck” with about 10 more ...

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6 Principles of Portfolio Management

Portfolio management is there to help with the selection and governance of projects and programmes with the aim of delivering the strategic plan. But what principles underpin good portfolio management? I mean, there has to be more to it than the buzzwords of strategic alignment and putting projects into categories, ...

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The Pros and Cons of the Hero Project Manager

Imagine a project that isn’t going too well due to unexpected complexities. It’s behind schedule, team morale is declining and the client is complaining about lack of progress. Communication between the project manager and client is getting increasingly tense and the level of trust is deteriorating. After a while it ...

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Agile, PRINCE2 and PMBoK – How They Fit Together

Agile, PRINCE2 and PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) are all complementary parts of project management. They are parts of a whole, but not THE whole. Let me explain further. The Whole The whole is everything that project management embodies – the processes, the methods, the techniques, the tools, ...

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Mentoring and Coaching in Project Management

In this article two of TwentyEighty Strategy Execution’s bloggers get together to talk about coaching and mentoring – Lindsay Scott asks the questions and Susanne Madsen answers the questions. LS – We hear a lot about coaching and mentoring – sometimes the terms are interchangeable – but is there a ...

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