Ten Traits Successful Project Managers Have

15 January 2019
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I try to avoid listicles, but these characteristics really stood out to me as I was reading Grant Cardone’s ‘The 10x Rule.’ His focus is sales, but the traits apply to project managers. No story or lead in to set this one up. Here are the ten traits of successful project managers: Believe that ‘I will figure it out’ – an individual looking to be responsible and solve a problem One characteristic I always admired about an old boss was no matter what the problem was, no matter time of day it was, and no matter who was asking, his […]

Uptime or Downtime? How Do You Manage Boredom

7 June 2018
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If you ain’t living, you’re dying.

Increase Efficiency and Productivity Through Time Tracking

24 May 2018
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Whether you’re writing blog posts, staffing up for an event, covering all the operating hours surrounding seasonal ups and downs, or trying to figure out whether to add staff to cover a growing project or client list, you’ve got to be able to quantify your current workload if you hope to maintain efficiency and productivity.

Choosing Between Hosted Solutions & Cloud Storage

11 May 2018
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Of the millions and millions of softwares that exist in this world, most of them offer the option to host your data in the cloud.

Expensive Mistakes: Lack of Communication with Project Stakeholders

19 April 2018
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Mistakes happen everywhere and all the time. Some can be minor without serious consequences, but others can be fatal. When it comes to project management, a small mistake can sometimes cost a whole project. Among the mistakes with some more serious consequences is the lack of communication with project stakeholders because, read carefully, IT MAY COST YOU A LOT OF MONEY.

How to Cut Down on Manual Efforts on Project Management

11 April 2018
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Does streamlining your tasks lead you to having accelerated growth, or does setting up more workflows that are automated create just as much work as actually doing the work?

The Holistic Approach to Project Management, Explained

13 March 2018
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Holistic medicine refers to treating the whole person while taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.

32 Terms From the “Project Collaboration Lexicon” (bet you can’t guess #10)

6 January 2018
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Here are 32 terms from the “Project Collaboration Lexicon” that’ll make you sound like you know it all. Actor: Anyone involved in the implementation of a project Collaborator: Anyone involved in the execution of a project. Activity: First level of homogeneous grouping of tasks. The tasks of an activity can be performed sequentially or in parallel. Resource Allocation: The process of ensuring that the resources required for the project are made available. Project Manager: The person responsible for achieving the project’s objectives in accordance with the desired quality level, time and cost restrictions and in compliance with the company’s rules […]

4 Training Courses to Help You Become the “Collaboration” Guru of Your Company

29 November 2017
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Here are 4 training courses that will help you become the project collaboration guru of your company: Teamwork and collaboration in the workplace: Free courses: A 6-day course that will walk you through creating the right daily task lists, keeping track of task plans, improving pm skills for your team, setting team goals and achieving them, and more. Project Collaboration with Sharepoint: Hosted by the University of Denver this course focuses on the role of collaboration as a critical success factor in project planning and execution. Collaboration Skills Training: Hosted by Business Training Works, this course provides teams with tools […]

Project Collaboration Experts: Top 5 Linkedin Groups to follow

14 November 2017
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Here are 5 Linkedin groups that you can follow right away to stay up to date with project collaboration tools & techniques: NQI – Collaborative Project Management: This group is part of NQI’s goal to encourage discussions, conversations and sharing of experiences regarding all things related to project management, management of project portfolios (PPM) and collaboration. Castlebreck – Knights of Collaboration: Castlebreck provides everything you need to be successful with your Social Business Project. Collaboration & Project Management: Collaboration and Project Management are intimately tied together. There is rarely a successful project without highly effective collaboration. On the other hand, […]