I previously wrote about the importance of being able to sell as a core competency of the project manager. Some recent news about the prolonged jobless recovery indicates that this skill will become ever more important going forward. For example, an article titled ”Recovery in U.S. Is Lifting Profits, but Not Adding Jobs“ published back on March 3, 2013... Read More »
Daniel Pink is one of my favorite general business authors that’s in the same league as a Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin and others who use sound research from industry and academia to position a point, but do so in a way that’s articulate, easily digestible and popular. This is why he usually tops the... Read More »
I’ve written quite a bit on this site about the synergies between project management and entrepreneurship with what I like to call “projectpreneurship“. With the new year and fresh start, it is fitting that one of the first articles to catch my eye is a post on Harvard Business School’s blog titled “The Future... Read More »
I was directed to this detailed report on the current state of freelancing by the International Freelancers Academy. As Daniel Pink, author of Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself, which was one of the first books to fully articulate the growth of this working style back in the late 90′s states it,... Read More »
I was lead to this revealing article from John Goodpasture’s blog about the new “Advanced Technology and Projects” group at Motorola Mobility which was acquired by Google back in May. What’s most relevant about the article for us is the section from the article outlining a new hiring strategy where employees are only hired for... Read More »
In my last post, I talked about the crowdfunding model as an example of free market forces working in favor of the entrepreneurial project manager. A major glitch to this model has already reveled itself and it’s one of those major “oops” moments: If a project fails to meet it’s timelines and/or deliver the product... Read More »
In my previous post outlining the idea of a free market PM, I talk about the idea of an entrepreneurial PM who seeks out projects rather than jobs, since in reality we are all temporary employees who can get laid off at a moments notice. So you might as well work as an independent contractor... Read More »
On the Projects@Work site, there’s a series of articles advocating that project managers adopt and or work within a pure free market environment by writer and editor David Schmaltz. The idea is that the profession of project management is typically driven by a centralized and controlled efforts that “concern themselves with process definitions, progress... Read More »
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