Guidelines for Managing Project Politics

Read the first part of this post: About Project Politics. Projects and Politics are inextricably linked which means that there is not a single organisational project in which there is not a need to actively manage Politics. Important as it is to identify and manage project Politics by applying the appropriate strategy to manage them, … Continue reading Guidelines for Managing Project Politics

About Project Politics

No project is politics-free. Most projects run within organisations, so they inherit existing organizational and office politics and often become a natural arena of political activities. Moreover, as a new endeavour with achievements to be acknowledged and potential failure to be managed, projects also create their own politics. Project politics are often seen as a … Continue reading About Project Politics

The Project Manager with the Magic Touch

"Ze girl? She seems like a very nice girl. She "plays" monsieur, like a very nice girl.  However, it ztinks! Is not so hard to understand: Her playing, very polite. Mistake, no. It says E-flat, she plays E-flat. Ping-ping. Hit the right note, always, very proper. Look, monsieur, play the piano,  is not about the fingers. "Done"  with the fingers, yes. But the music, she is inside. … Continue reading The Project Manager with the Magic Touch

Working “for” or “with”?

It usually takes time and some professional maturity before one even cares to notice how others (people and organisations) frame their working relationship.  It takes time because the dominant paradigm implies that a working relationship of employment means that we work for people or organisations that pay us money in return for "work". It is traditional, proven and tried, we accept … Continue reading Working “for” or “with”?