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.

Top Benefits of Project Management Software Solutions

1 August 2017
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To succeed in intensely competitive industries, organizations need to make the best use of technology and B2B software solutions. Project managers need to understand the many benefits of project management software systems to be able to utilize them effectively. The popularity of this type of software can be gauged from the fact that the global web-based project management software market is expected to rake in sales of $1.52 billion from 2016 to 2020. But what is project management software, really? In general, these solutions allow project managers to assign and track tasks, keep members updated, and efficiently coordinate with them. […]

Managing Bottlenecks. Good Project Management is a lot like avoiding traffic

12 May 2017
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Living in one of Canada’s largest metropolitan areas, Montreal is infamous for its traffic jams caused by never ending construction and growing population.  In a recent report it confirmed that the typical Montrealer that has a 30 minute commute loses 92 hours a year to traffic. The reality of this loss is astronomical impacting businesses, the environment and in some cases health issues that result from increased stressed levels and the broadened carbon footprint.  Although strategies to mitigate traffic issues  exist, similar to the project management world, it only takes one unexpected change of event to occur and you will […]

6 Reasons Email is Not a Project Management Tool

26 October 2015
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It’s no mystery why people can’t seem to get away from using their inboxes as their personal project & task management tool; and why companies still attempt to collaborate via long over-drawn email chains. Email is well ingrained into our personal and work lives, and many of our “to-dos” arrive in the form of email – it’s a popular (and effective) way of communicating. But that’s where the line should be drawn – at communication. Using a more sophisticated task management tool can save you a lot of time sifting through your inbox, leaving a lot more time to get […]

The Importance of Enterprise Collaboration

14 September 2015
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It’s no surprise by now to hear that collaboration in the workplace is an important ingredient to a company’s success. But what’s most relevant, is why it’s important and how you can make improvements to support collaboration in your workplace. Essentially, collaboration in this context refers to how well an organization communicates, for the purpose of discussing work, delivering feedback and sharing ideas. The benefits of collaborating internally as a team are invaluable and can no longer be ignored by the handful of organizations who choose to look the other way. Collaboration (done effectively) results in increased productivity. Why? Because it […]

Project Managers Beware! It can take less than a minute to kill your entire project

6 April 2015
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In a world where overnight fame or infamy can happen to anyone with a webcam and internet connection, more than ever project managers need to carefully design a communication and collaboration strategy that will positively impact their projects while preventing the damaging effects of a potential negative broadcasting of information that can instantly shut them down at a moments notice.  Social media can  be used as a powerful tool to help drive a project quickly to success. Leveraging Twitter-like functionality and social collaboration can help quickly move your project by instantly shoring up the necessary support from your stakeholders to […]

The International Space Station Project: Where no project manager has gone before

25 April 2014
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Any one of the seven wonders of the world can claim the title of most famous project on our planet, however probably the most famous project out of this world would be the International Space Station (ISS).  Although to be honest with you, there is not much competition beside the many orbiting satellites and their space junk friends which can qualify as potential candidates.  The ISS completion is a true example of an international project in which the vision, execution and outcome has evolved as the needs and wants of the many stakeholders involved has changed over time. The IIS […]

When did a Plan stop being a Plan? Not Sure? Blame the iPhone!

14 March 2014
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I remember a simpler time when someone asked to use the telephone you knew it was to actually make a phone call.  Today, when you see kids begging their parents to use their “Phone” 99% of the time it’s to play video games.  In the last 7 years, the “Phone” has been redefined as an all purpose device ranging from communication via voice, text, SMS and email to browsing the web, taking photos/videos, listening to music and watching YouTube.  Today’s phone’s are mobile computers keeping you connected and entertained on the go.  Although smart phone technology has been available since […]

Top 10 Project Management Predictions for 2014

23 December 2013
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With the closing of 2013, we have noticed the increase in project-centric organizations focus in their efforts to improve their leadership, teams, processes and technology to improve their project management practices. In light of this reality, please find below our top 10 predictions that will surely shakeup the project management world in 2014: 1. Increased focus on collaboration – As the access of information anywhere becomes the standard, organizations in 2014 will seek better collaboration tools to deliver competitive results their markets and  customers demand.

Beating the “Cat in the Hat” project syndrome. How to get Thing 1 and Thing 2 back in their box

30 August 2013
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It is not uncommon for project managers to experience their project’s trajectory to suddenly shift from being on the right track to getting turned on its head.  The manner in which project managers handle negative change sets the good leaders apart from those that crack under pressure.  Most project managers can master the techniques that help plan schedules, load resources and track costs.  Where many fall is in the area of managing change and the ability to effectively communicate and reset expectations to help move a derailed project back on track.  Succeeding in this respect requires real-life experience and natural […]