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Need Help with a Tight Schedule?

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One of the main concerns for project managers is delivering the project on time. More often than we would love to admit, this can be hard, and a variety of reasons explain why it can be a challenge (events, client expectations, business need, etc.). Either while we’re planning the initial schedule, or as the project…

Manage Team Performance Through an Open Dialog

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Many challenges in business, team and employee performance result from inadequate communication. Leaders often make incorrect assumptions about the members of their teams. Those assumptions lead the team to believe the leader is not interested in listening to their ideas for improvements. Sometimes communication breaks down when attempting to avoid conflict or not wanting to…

Leadership and Compassion

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Compassion is a fundamental pillar for highly effective leadership, however, it may not always enjoy the level of importance it deserves! Let’s explore some basics and the related implications… What is compassion in practical terms? I found an appealing explanation of the term compassion at the “Greater Good” website and they state it as the…

Selecting a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Solution: Three Key Criteria

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Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software will bring several benefits to any organization, regardless of size, industry sector, or maturity.  PPM software will increase your visibility into the work your resources are executing, enable you to prioritize new work that is being requested, make your organization run more efficiently and ultimately increase the ROI of your…

Projectize your Project Meetings

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All Project Managers are familiar with the triple constraint of time, cost and quality/scope. Recently, while I was waiting for a meeting to start, I began calculating the cost of man hours in the room of the staff waiting. Then, when the meeting finally started, it was disorganized and ran over time! I thought to…

Has Project Management Jumped the Shark?

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When I first got into this profession over fifteen years ago, other than in consulting or engineering firms, it was rare to find titled project managers in most companies. Of course, that doesn’t mean that project management wasn’t being practiced, it just happened to be the responsibility of staff with a different title. Formal credentials…