The Project Manager Blog

Mike Clayton

Guide to Motivation, Part 1: How to Motivate Your Team

Project and change management expert Mike Clayton defines key principles of effective motivation and how to motivate different members of your team.

Jason Westland, CEO

7 Steps to Real World Team Building

There're many books on team building, but if you've ever led a project you know things don't always go by the book. Follow these steps for real-world teams.


Want To Be More Productive? Focus On…

Lessons from Daniel Goleman's book, "Focus," can be applied to your work and your team. Learn how to be more productive and better manage your projects.

Art Petty

You’ve Been Named Executive Sponsor! Now What?

A project manager may find themselves in the role of project sponsor. It's not what they're trained for, but leadership expert Art Petty has some guidance.

Jason Westland, CEO

5 Ways To Measure Project Success

When leading a project you have to know if you're fulfilling the requirements of the job and that's why it's crucial to know how to evaluate your work.

Elizabeth Harrin

Is Project Management Certification Necessary?

To certify or not to certify, that is the question on many a project manager's mind. Elizabeth Harrin, of A Girl's Guide to PM, explains the pros and cons.

Dave Wakeman

3 Steps to Align Project and Strategy

Leaders know that projects that don't align with the strategic goals of the organization are doomed to fail. Learn how to assess and align your project.

Elizabeth Harrin

Do Annual Performance Reviews Kill Productivity?

Annual reviews for your resources are just part of the job, but that doesn't mean they're right. Read how they impact productivity and how to salvage them.


Is It Your Job to Make Your Team Happy?

Do project managers have to manage the happiness of their team members to ensure the successful completion of their project? The answer may surprise you.

Lindsay Scott

How to Set Up a PMO

PMO expert Lindsay Scott explains the different types of PMOs in organizational use today and how to define and setup the right PMO for your organization.

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