Project Management Blog

Jul
29

Project Estimates and Understanding Success

By Dr. Philip Mann Organizations often doom projects to fail right from the start.  Whether relatively small agile projects or massive megaprojects, a combination of poor estimating and poor understanding of estimates significantly contributes to failures.  There are lots of clever tricks and complex calculations that enter the scene to deal with the potential of […]

By Sam Black | Project Management Blog
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Jul
13

The Role of the Project Manager: Communication is Key

Captain, conductor, or coach are words often used to describe the role of the project manager.  Leading the project team and managing project deliverables requires a variety of skills. There is evidence to suggest that communication is the essential skill project managers use in getting stuff done.  According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), 90% […]

By Jeffrey Hoffman | Project Management Blog
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Jul
01

Defining Project Leadership – Leading versus Taking a Walk

by Dr. Daniel Jensen, Corporate Faculty, Harrisburg University of Science & Technology “If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk.” — Benjamin Hooks, former Executive Director of the NAACP How does a Project Manager know if he or she is effectively leading […]

By Jeffrey Hoffman | Project Management Blog
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Jun
17

Managing Projects and Managing Change: The Solution to PM vs. OCM

By Dr. Phil Mann Projects fail a lot, and for many reasons.  One completely avoidable reason for failure, however, is the unnecessary distinction between two domains: Project Management (PM) and Organizational Change Management (OCM). Across the industry, there is a lot of discussion and description regarding whether PM or OCM is more necessary.  There is […]

By Jeffrey Hoffman | Project Management Blog
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Jun
02

Project Management – Getting Stuff Done (GSD)

Welcome to the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HU) Project Management blog page, Getting Stuff Done (GSD).  I am Scott Rainey and I have the privilege of leading the Master of Science in Project Management program at HU.  Our team is excited to invite you to join us as we continue our learning journey […]

By Jeffrey Hoffman | Project Management Blog
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