Thoughts on Technical Project Management and Its Intersection with Blockchain's Disruptive Potential

All posts in "Technical Project Management"

Here Are My Dead Simple Project Management Principles

Published March 2, 2016 in Technical Project Management - 0 Comments

Trying Hard to Keep It Simple

Project management should be simple. There's no reason for project management to become a complex monster that feeds on precious project resources. Project management should maximize the effectiveness of resources. It shouldn't consume them.

Here are some dead simple project management principles I try and follow. I review them before initiating a project. I also come back to them once a project leaps forward from the starting gate.

I find them to be a grounding and refocusing tool. They help prevent managing a project from becoming bigger than the project itself.

Dead Simple Project Management Principles

Do set the path to a successful outcome. Do keep the path clear and stay out of the way. Don't block the path.

Do set the path to a successful outcome by developing, updating and communicating the path. Do keep the path clear by removing roadblocks. Do give your team what they need to make progress down the path, toward the successful outcome.

Do ask questions when they benefit the project. Do ask the hard questions when necessary.

Don't block the path. Don't get in the way. Don't impede progress. Don't establish process related roadblocks on the path.

Don't stop people smarter than you from doing what they need to do. Don't be afraid to admit when you don't know something.

Don't ask unnecessary questions for your own personal benefit. Don't shy away from asking the hard questions when necessary.

Do set your team up for success. Do give credit to team members where and when credit is due. Don't take undue credit when the team succeeds.

Do take responsibility when things don't go well. Don't blame the team when a project goes off-track.

Do celebrate small wins along the way. Do use the small wins to build momentum toward the bigger goal.

Do try and have some fun as you proceed down the path toward a successful outcome 🙂

This post is based on an answer I wrote on Quora to the question "What are the top do's and don'ts that a new project manager should remember?"

Remote Technical Project Manager Jobs for You

Published February 17, 2016 in Technical Project Management - 0 Comments
remote technical project manager jobs

Finding remote technical project manager jobs can be like finding a needle in a haystack. My lists of remote technical project manager jobs and projects make it easier for you.

Signup for free access to the lists using the form at the bottom of this post.

Always Current Lists of Remote Technical Project Manager Jobs

You'll receive free access to these two always current lists -

1 - Selected Sources - Remote

This is a listing of high-end remote technical project manager jobs and projects. Only Twitter accounts I feel post high quality and relevant jobs and projects post to this list.

2 - General Searches - Remote

This is a listing of remote technical project manager jobs and projects. Any Twitter account can post to this list.

Always Up-To-Date

Both lists update about every 15 minutes. This means they're always up-to-date.

Why am I doing this?

I'm a freelance, remote technical project manager. I believe that the way we work is changing to an on-demand, virtual model for knowledge workers.

Lists like this will become a valuable source of information that fuels the new way we work.

Benedict Evans, venture capitalist at Andreessen-Horowitz, even believes lists are the new search.

I'm also a strong believer in collaboration. As a result, I'm happy to share these lists with others who may be looking for remote technical manager jobs and projects. I'm sharing the lists to pay it forward to the technical project management community.

Enter your information below to access the lists!

You'll also be added  my newsletter. The purpose of the newsletter is to help you become a -

  • Successful and sought-after a technical project manager in the freelance economy
  • Thriving leader in the future of work, as it continues to manifest around us

I hope the newsletter becomes as valuable to you as the lists. Feel free to unsubscribe at any time.

You'll still have access to the lists if you unsubscribe. Although I hope you won't 🙂

Photo credit Jenelle Ball via Unsplash