Successful Strategic Planning with WAVS

In June, Motive Power had the opportunity to assist West African Vocation Schools (WAVS) to discuss strategic plans for their future. They currently support as many as 200 students per year with subsidized career training which includes computer basics, auto mechanics, welding, English and French. The WAVS campus is in Canchungo but they have plans […]

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The Five Phases of Project Management

Many times people tend to think of project management as reminding people on deadlines, project completions, and setting up meetings. However, Project Managers know that there is so much more to being a successful Project Manager. The Project Management Institute put together a guide that every project manager should try to do to ensure a […]

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Thinking Outside The Box

One hiccup Project Managers in any field run into is staying fresh with ideas. It can be hard to get your project completed and goals accomplished when trying new ways to do something. However, thinking outside the box when you are working in the tech industry can be tricky. There are different challenges that traditional […]

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Motive Power Assisting WAVS

On June 19th, Motive Power is holding a brainstorming session with the West African Vocational Schools (WAVS) team to help them hone their next steps in bringing skills training to the people of Guinea BISSAU. Motive Power is meeting with the WAVS staff to review their growth plans, challenge their assumptions and help them strategize […]

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Why Ask Why

Not everything in life is black and white. It’s in these gray areas that project managers work, and excel, in every day. As a Project Manager, it is important to make things as black and white as possible so that tasks and projects get completed effectively and efficiently, but working in the gray can allow […]

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A Career in Project Management

Companies large and small are seeing the benefits of having dedicated project managers on their team. By 2027, it is predicted that there will be a need for over 88 million workers in a project-based role. A recent interview with TechRepublic, Cindy Anderson, vice president of brand management at PMI stated “Most organizations are undertaking […]

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Being a Productive Project Manager

As with any job, sometimes after years of doing the same work every day can cause employees to just go through the motions. As an Adaptive PMO, one of their most important tasks is driving the digital transformation and fueling growth strategies by delivering complex programs organization-wide, fast. The problem is that many PMOs are […]

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How Project Management Will Shift in 2019

More and more companies are seeking professionals with adaptive skill sets, according to a TwentyEighty Strategy Execution report. Projects are growing more complex, forcing business leaders to keep their team’s skillsets up to date. Artificial intelligence (AI) tools are now staples in the workforce and predicted to increase in adoption in 2019, meaning project managers […]

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Seven Techniques For Structured Project Selection

As project managers, we are constantly sharpening and honing our skills and techniques to ensure that we are operating at the highest level. Sometimes that includes figuring out what projects we truly excel at and are enjoyable for each project manager. By applying a structured approach to project selection, project managers can increase the chances […]

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