Author: Alison Sigmon

Alison Sigmon is a longtime PMP-certified project manager, clinical therapist and business executive. She has led projects for software and user experience design; digital content strategy; brand design and development; marketing, advertising and communications strategy; business development and fundraising; video design and production; and ecommerce. Alison’s efforts focus on the behavioral side of project management and relationships. Delivering Bad News in Good Ways is Alison’s first book, and the first in a series on the subject. An avid distance runner, writer, hiker and traveler, Alison is a Gulf War veteran. Articles, presentations and training materials can be found at her website.

Managing Up to Keep Your Projects from Falling Down

Event Description: Think managing up is just brown-nosing in disguise? Think again. Managing up in projects done well will bring clarity, commitment, ownership, and support your project needs to meet ...

Managing Up to Keep Your Projects from Falling Down

Seeing a project through to successful completion is a team effort. While champions for the content and process are needed among stakeholders, there are two roles that are extremely critical to t...

3 Steps to Creating Your Project Culture

Doing more with less. Working smarter and faster, not harder. Gone are the days where we work on just a few things or concentrate our effort on just one area of expertise. We are now expected to wear ...

Delivering Bad News in Good Ways for Your Projects

Event Description: When bad things happen on projects, telling people is difficult. This tough job almost always falls on the project manager to figure out how to give it in a way that doesn’t derail ...

How to Tell Stakeholders the Bad News

Maybe one of these situations sounds familiar… You’ve just found out your resources have been slashed by 30 percent, but the sponsor won’t budge on the workload. More with less is the new normal...

Why Giving Bad News on Projects Can Literally Hurt

Over the years I’ve had a lot conversations with people -and quite a few experiences myself – with giving bad news. The general consensus seems to be that we all prefer a root canal withou...

Creating a Culture of Belonging on Project Teams

Just as politicians pay close attention and respond to the opinions of constituents, so must project managers when leading a project. For a project to be successfully delivered, it’s critical to...

Playing the Change Game – Project Managers as Change Agents

I have had the pleasure of working with a variety of clients in the technology, film, media, banking, and energy industries. Through those experiences I’ve had a first-hand view of the issues th...