According to the Standish Group, only 34% of projects in the IT sector are successfully completed. How can we assuage the pain points in IT projects to lift this number? Kanika Sharma lists 7 problems and their solutions.
Interpersonal relationships—between co-workers, supervisors, and stakeholders—play a role in every project. Michelle La Brosse explains how the simple act of having lunch together can build valuable social capital.
Rather than being a ‘hero’ fighting to make your project a success, shifting to ‘Level 5 leadership’—blending extreme personal humility with intense professional will—allows you to be successful, writes Lynda Bourne.
When you have to deliver bad news to a person, the processes you use are at least as important as the decision you have made. Lynda Bourne suggests that the next time you have to make a decision that will affect your team, involve them.