Fostering Psychological Safety

By: Kellie McDermott Psychological safety, coined by Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson in 1999, is the absence of interpersonal fear. It allows individuals to perform their best across various life domains, including home, school, and work. Feeling psychologically safe means being...Read More >

Influencing

By: Rachel Johnson and Kellie McDermott Project managers are expected to have strong leadership skills, and influencing is one of those skills. But what is it? And how do you do it? Below we detail what influence is and how project managers can use it as a helpful leadership skill. Adopt an...Read More >

Business Acumen: VUCA

By: Kellie McDermott Organizations operate very differently than they once did. Making the understanding and assessment of your project’s external business environment even more important to project success. Project managers and project teams need to operate with an appropriate level of awareness...Read More >

Time Management Tips and Tricks for Remote Project Teams

Time management is a critically important skill for all team members, especially if that team is working remotely. As a team lead or project manager, you must plan how to use the time you have available and that of your resources more effectively. This is an important part of managing your...Read More >

The Four Big Agile Don’ts

According to the father of the Toyota Production System, Taiichi Ohno, there are four major concepts organizations are getting wrong when it comes to Agile. Don't Be Agile When most organizations think of agile, they think of automation which leads to a reduction in their work force. It is common...Read More >

Expectations

As project managers, we know there are the triple constraints that are used to determine project success: cost, schedule, and scope. So why would a project that met all constraints be considered less than successful? The answer to this is expectations. Objective measurements were met, but...Read More >