Three Traits of Leadership That Cannot be Taught

We live and work in the age of machines and artificial intelligence. With automation leading the narrative at the workplace, it is important for companies to not get too caught up in it and retain the core aspects of organizational fabric, namely leadership. Some say leaders are born not trained while others believe that there are enough frameworks and systems out there to make leaders out of people. I believe it’s a mix of both. One has to have certain ingrained qualities or leadership which can be further developed through training and mentoring. Continue reading Three Traits of Leadership That Cannot be Taught

Reducing Corruption in Government Projects

Government projects are prone to corruption, even in countries where anti-corruption laws are strongly enforced. The popular definition of “corruption” is “a form of dishonest or unethical conduct by a person entrusted with a position of authority, often to acquire personal benefit,” while the legal definition is “an act done with intent to give some advantage inconsistent with official duty and the rights of others. … Continue reading Reducing Corruption in Government Projects

Importance of project management acumen in career progression

Career progression is one of the most important drivers of employee retention. 52% of millennials say opportunities for career progression is the most desirable quality in a workplace, competitive wages and financial incentives (44%), good training and development programs (35%) (PWC). There is a lot of ambiguity when it comes to career progression in organizations. Continue reading Importance of project management acumen in career progression

The Project Manager’s Guide To Managing Subject Matter Experts

It can feel like the ultimate catch-22 for a project manager; you need a subject matter expert (SME) to make up for your own lack of expertise on a topic, but this same deficiency of knowledge on your end can cause quite the division. In addition to that, SMEs can be quite rigid in their approach and opinions to their topic of expertise, which can be difficult for project managers in mitigating deadlines. Continue reading The Project Manager’s Guide To Managing Subject Matter Experts

Project Management Software Purchase Trends in age of Digital Transformation

The Project Management discipline has been going through a wave of disruption over the last decade. The globalization of business prompted the collaboration narrative, the rise of cloud tech disrupted traditional PM technology with the onset of SaaS-based project management software. Social project management has made its way into project management systems and simplified the user experience and improved adoption. The digital transformation push in enterprises is going to lead project management to the next level of evolution. While the holistic picture looks rosy, there are some worrying patterns: Continue reading Project Management Software Purchase Trends in age of Digital Transformation