Have you ever tried to herd cats? It’s nearly impossible, because cats tend to be unpredictable. At times, trying to bring predictability to a chaotic project can feel a lot like trying to herd cats. Luckily, AI can help. AI can monitor project performance and feed you the latest data-driven analysis which allows you to make decisions based on more accurate information. It can help you predict deadlines that might be missed, team member productivity, for example, are they falling behind on tasks? [Read More]
A manager's role in leading change
Do you ever feel caught between a rock and a hard place?
Remember when the CEO of Yahoo abolished the work-at-home policy and ordered everyone to work in the office? Now imagine that you are a manager dealing with this change. You’re losing your remote working privileges, telling your team they have to come into the office every day, and you’re supposed to be okay with this. How are you gonna help your team understand the memo from HR that said, “Face-to-face interaction among employees “fosters a more collaborative culture? [Read More]
Life is hard, yard by yard. Inch by inch, it’s a cinch.
Save yourself from project delay before it hits.
Warning signs of troubled projects Managing projects involves balancing the iron triangle of scope, time, and resources.The most frequently cited definition of a troubled project is when one of these three constraints is signifigantly varying from the plan. This can occur when there’s no skilled project manager engaged on the project. However, many projects go off the rails when very smart project managers are on board. Warning Signs Stakeholders who disagree Don’t engage in appropriate debate Senior leaders will not make decisions The warning signs show up early in a troubled project and should trigger action. [Read More]