As a manager, you should be providing a learning environment, coaching when it's wanted, and building trusting relationships. You should dedicate yourself to the employees, and you need time to meet with them often. This can be hard to do if you're managing too many people. What's the right number?
The idea behind the optimism bias is that people estimate their odds of a positive outcome as higher than average but their odds of a negative outcome as lower than average. This can be dangerous when forecasting the outcomes of risky projects. Learn to temper your optimism to avoid miscalculations.
When you are a manager, you have to limit your own work in progress. If you don’t, you can’t pay attention to the most important work you have to do, which can affect your whole team. Read on for some tips about how best to manage work in progress, how transparency helps, and achieving efficiency.
Some program managers whose organizations are transitioning to agile are not always clear which program team they are managing. That can be because the organization doesn’t always realize it needs more than one program team. Here, Johanna Rothman describes some program teams and when to use them.
Mobile phones have evolved from being the result of great business to becoming the starting point for joining a great business. According to reports, more than half of job seekers are using mobile devices in their job searches. Read more to discover how mobile can enhance the recruiting process.
By now, everyone in the world knows that the rollout of HealthCare.gov was a disaster, and we also know that information technology (IT) has taken a beating. In this story, Joe Townsend explains what is being done to fix this mess.
In this roundup of software-related news that matters to you, read about hackers who are attempting to disrupt GitHub and how a software glitch may have been responsible for delaying emergency help during the summer crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777.
If you don’t start putting software together a little bit at a time, it gets harder the farther along you go. The cost of continuous integration sometimes can seem high, but it is often well worth the time, even on a large program. Here are some steps to help you move to more continuous integration.
In a healthy project culture, people work together to accomplish the goal. It doesn’t matter what approach is used—phase gate, iterative, incremental, or agile; health is key. Read on for five elements of a healthy project culture that can help set up your program, small or large, for success.
Status meetings let team members report what they’re doing and whether they’re hitting targets, and they help the project manager identify weaknesses early and make adjustments. Unfortunately, all too often these meetings are boring. They don't have to be! Read on for tips on making them productive.