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 […]

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.

Why Do Only 56% of IT Projects Meet Their Deadline?

26 February 2018
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Every year the Project Management Institute releases an annual study which highlights the flaws of companies across a variety of industries with regards to how they perform with their project management. This year, they focused their study on the performance of IT companies. What they found is a serious statistic that might make us rethink how we start and finish projects. In October 2017, this global association of project, program and portfolio management professionals interviewed 4455 project management professionals, 800 project management office directors and 447 company executives from different sectors, including IT. The study they created shows that, on average, only […]

Debunking 5 Project Management Myths

31 January 2018
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Recognizing these and working to overcome the challenge of them being commonplace in the industry can insure that projects are planned, executed, and completed based on best practices instead of misconceptions.

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 […]

Finding the Tranquility Zone In the Eye of the Efficiency Storm

3 January 2018
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Three way to manage your time so that being efficient doesn’t make your life unenjoyable.

Predicting the Project Management Trends of 2018

6 December 2017
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  As every year’s calendar turns its page to usher in a new era, we must constantly wonder what’s coming to the forefront in order to prepare ourselves on how to handle it. Each profession is constantly greeted with new trends that come forward and are popularized. Sometimes these trends are temporary, acting like shiny new toys that get played with until they appeal wears off and they’re discarded to the corner of the room. But sometimes these trends latch on to the way we do business, their stickiness spreading to a business solution until it’s impossible to imagine life […]

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 […]

Too Much of a Good Thing: Avoiding Unnecessary Over-Collaboration

21 November 2017
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Just because you’re able to collaborate with roles across your organization doesn’t mean that everyone’s word should carry the same gravity. Understanding the weight and point of view of each of your collaborators before you share your project is vital to your end goal’s success.