Teams

How to Create High-Performing Project Management Teams

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by: Sharon Florentine What do high-performing IT teams have in common? Why do some teams consistently deliver innovative products on schedule and with high levels of customer satisfaction, while others seem to consistently fall short? “Today’s IT market demands products that aren’t just functional, but universally accessible, beautifully designed and intuitive and user-friendly,” says JAMA…

Key Content for Project Kickoffs

By Kiron D. Bondale Holding a formal project kickoff is generally considered to be a good way to get everyone aligned to a set of common goals and practices at the start of a project. I’ve always found the word kickoff to be somewhat inaccurate as that brings to mind the organized chaos which ensues…

One Great Tip to Help Control Scope

By Christian Bisson As project managers, controlling scope can be very challenging. You’ll want to avoid scope creep but if managed properly, scope changes can mean more budget. At first glance, this seems like a good thing, and in a way, it is. But there are a few others aspects to verify. Be careful For…

What to do When a Data Breach Occurs

By David Barton While information security risks have existed for a long time—several U.S. Civil War battles, for instance, were decided by military details secretly obtained by the opposing side—today they bring with them challenging complexities and costly ramifications for businesses. U.S. consumer cyber-attacks in 2013 had a price tag of $38 billion, according to the 2013…

Save money on your project management software

Rohit Thakral Image of businesspeople at presentation looking at virtual project When it comes to managing projects, ensuring everyone within a particular team, department or company is fully up to speed on what’s happening is important. Project management software gives people the ability to organise, collaborate and track details of projects, as well as allocate…

5 New Ways To Engage Your Team

You’ll often hear people talking about ‘engaging’ their team or ‘engaging’ stakeholders. This is supposed to give you better working relationships and build trust amongst individuals, which is great in theory. But how do you actually do it? What does ‘engagement’ look like? There are lots of ways to involve your project team members in…

The Unexpected Project

By Michelle Symonds All too often you can be sat with your new team, excited to start a new project, completely focused on the task in hand. But how many times are you going through this process without any understanding of why you are doing it? If you have experienced this you’re not alone as…