Release 18th December

This time of year is usually quite hectic. Many people have holidays coming up or end of year commitments that need to be finalised. We  have a small release coming out tonight and here are the main changes: Notifications in the interface Files attached to Actions A look-ahead to the future Tip! Notifications in the…

The Multi-dimensional Project Manager

I’m frequently asked how to improve one’s project management skillset. Are there additional coursework or specialized certifications one should acquire? Is there a particularly beneficial project management framework or book that should be on every PM’s shelf? Has some esoteric formula or calculation revolutionized a project with which I’ve been involved? The answer to all…

Release 27th November

  A new release is in the air along with the occasional snow flake here in Stockholm. This post is about what has changed in Projectplace in the latest release and a little about our plans for the future. Actions in all projects Over the last year we have been working really hard on creating…

The Professional Project Manager?

My wife and I recently moved into a new house. As one might expect, and much to her chagrin, our move was complete with project plans, Gantt charts, and occasional family “status” meetings, all perks (or pains in the you-know-what) of being married to a consultant who has spent too many years around projects. Most…

Motivated people make for successful projects!

During my years as project manager, scrum master and agile coach, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many different people and teams, delivering projects and business software. Whether you’re working on a traditional project team or an agile team and no matter how clear the objective or how perfect the combination of skilled people,…

The Dangerous Pursuit of Perfection

There’s a misguided notion afoot in project management and many other business activities that perfection is the ultimate goal of any effort. I come from a technology background, and IT execs spend hours considering how many “nines” they should strive for in terms of system uptime, with “5 nines” representing 99.999%. What is often ignored…

Five new project buzzwords you need to know

New technologies, revelations in behavioral science and changing cultures are generating exciting changes in the world of project management. In this blog, I’ll take a dive into five concepts that are creating buzz in the project management community, why they are important and what difference they’re making in project work today. 1. Rolling-Wave Planning Rolling-Wave…

Mom and career – the perfect combination?

It’s Friday afternoon and my male colleagues all went for lunch. I’m sitting at my desk, checking changing tables and baby cocoons online while eating a sandwich… soon I need to start preparing my workshop in Finland on Monday. I’m six months pregnant and I recently started to work with a business deal in Helsinki,…