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Articles Tagged 'problem solving'

  • People, placement, project managers

    You already know that networking is key to a career in project management but you can never tell when this might help solve someone else’s problems. Editor Adeline Teoh learns some lessons in connection. more
  • Problems, conflicts and decisions

    While frequently treated as separate topics, conflict management, problem solving and decision making are interrelated and all are focused on achieving the best possible outcome. Dr Lynda Bourne looks at how to deal with wicked problems. more
  • Psychology and project management

    Psychological aspects of a project manager play a pivotal role in problem solving and decision making, which is sometimes the difference between success and failure of a project, proposes Dr Manikantan Poonkundran. more
  • Psychology and Project Management—Raveendran Ranganayagalu & Dr Manikantan Poonkundran

    Psychology and Project Management
    Project Management usually has a framework and methodologies which are being followed for successful project management. While the framework and methodology is vital for project management, the human aspect of the project management too has to be taken into consideration since this human aspect has an important role to play in the way the projects are managed.

    Projects are managed by individuals who are unique in themselves and hence each individual manages his or her project in his or her own unique way. A same project if given to two individuals will be managed in two different ways. This is because the psychological aspects of the individuals such as perception and emotions vary hugely and play a pivotal role in many processes like problem solving and decision making which affects the way the projects are handled in the real world. This aspect may sometimes result in the difference between success and failure of the project. This paper aims to study the relationship between the psychological aspects of the individuals and how it affects the way the projects are being handled by different individuals in the world of project management.

    Author: Raveendran Ranganayagalu & Dr Manikantan Poonkundran
    Review status: Version 1, IBM India more
  • Project manager to the rescue

    How many of you have found yourself facing the challenge of being too busy to complete anything, or know a project manager who has? It feels like you have a million tasks to do and your list of priorities changes by the minute. Your stakeholders are on your back, the pressure is mounting and that light at the end of the tunnel is fading fast. more
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