Recovering from a Poorly Planned Project

Planning. Plan to succeed. “Plans are nothing...planning is everything.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower.


Make Planning the Project Part of the Project

Should planning the project be tasks that are included in the project?  I think most of us would say yes.  I know I think so and that's how I create…


6 Key Steps to Taking Over a Project in Mid-Stream

Have you ever been asked to step onto a project as a project manager in mid-stream to help out or fill in for an outgoing PM or possibly try to “save…


Having Trouble Closing the Project?

Closeout isn't any easy time for project managers. You'd think they would be feeling relief. Rather, it's closer to anxiety. You know the scenario ….…


Should Project Managers Lead or Guide on Complex Projects?

You always think of the project manager as the go-to person on the project. And for the most part – at least as a figure head – I think that's true.…


Challenges Keep the Team Focused on Project Success

A project that goes off without any issues, risks and challenges seems like a great thing.  And maybe it has it's place, but challenges are a good…


Avoid These Five Project Problem Areas – Part 2

In part one of this two part series, we examined the first two of my personal list of five key project problem areas to watch out for to keep your…


Avoid These Five Project Problem Areas – Part 1

Everything is under control. That's what you think. Your project is running smoothly...you are in charge. The customer is happy. Suddenly, the wheels…


Coming in to Rescue the Failing Project

Here's the scenario... Someone in the organization is leading a project that is going south fast. Forget about what made it all go wrong. It could be…


How Not To Manage Your Remote Team of Developers

The team over at TopTal recently wrote about how NOT to manage your remote team. Since the team here at Viewpath is entirely remote, and scattered…


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