Increase productivity of remote workers

Remote working is becoming increasingly popular in IT related organizations. Working from home not only benefits employees by eliminating their daily stressful commutes, loud colleges in open offices and impromptu meetings, but it also seems to boost productivity and lead to a healthier lifestyle according to recent research by Airtasker. This new setting might be […]

Why projects fail?

That is the million-dollar question in Project Management. Clearly, project failures are generally multifactorial, and it is a matter of a thesis rather than a blog post. Nonetheless, I would like to share the five possible internal reasons identified by OBS Barcelona Business School in this article; since managers should put the focus on addressing […]

Irrational decision making

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Marcus Aurelius This week I came across this quote from Marcus Aurelius who was the Roman emperor from 161 to 180 A.D. and a renowned Stoic philosopher. The roman emperor reminds us of our irrational nature as […]

Transparency in projects

One of the little good things that the terrible economic crisis of 2008 brought about is the general demand of more transparency in institutions at all levels. Even though more than a decade later we are still far from ideal, the situation has largely improved. Focusing on Project Management, this article on the Project Times […]

Project Manager’s role in the Industry 4.0

The disruptive technologies that will emerge at the advent of the new decade will consolidate what it is already considered as the fourth industrial revolution or, in marketing terminology, Industry 4.0. Among these technologies, machine learning, automation, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and the Internet of Things are expected to open up a wealth of new possibilities […]

Take action!

While learning Project Management, we often see all these different methodologies designed to maximize the efficiency and secure success. We may take months defining a very well structured, measurable, actionable and even intellectual plan. However, when getting closer to the implementation phase, it either gets delayed or never fully implemented. Nowadays, it is common to […]