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Five Reasons Some Team Members Resist Project Processes

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

It’s one thing to build good project management practices on your project. It’s another thing to effectively implement the processes. If you could issue the plan and everyone followed the processes, your life would be much easier. However, the process of managing the team is more complicated because of the people element involved. People are […]



Is Your Project Even Feasible? Here is How to Find Out

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Most people are aware of a Business Case. The Business Case allows you to define a project at a high-level, yet with sufficient enough detail to know whether the organization wants to provide funding. However, sometimes the sponsor is not certain of the costs and benefits, or even if the project is feasible. This is […]



Understand Your IT Staff and Manage Them Accordingly

Sunday, January 5, 2020, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

It is impossible to categorize everyone within a profession. You can make some general assumptions about technical people, but this does not mean that the assumptions apply to everyone. One technique will not work for all people at all times. That being said, let’s go ahead and make some generalizations about the technical staff on […]



5 Tips for Adopting Project Standards as Project Manager

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

In many companies, in any industry, standards are used to comply with the International Organization for Standardization, better known as ISO. It simply is a seal of safety, reliability and of good quality. If you’re interested in following ISO standards in your project, ask someone responsible who understands these standards and can tell you how […]



How to Deliver Projects Successfully as Project Manager

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

As a project manager, your ultimate goal and objective in delivering a project is to finish it on time, within budget and with a happy customer especially project sponsor(s). It’s not hard but not as easy as you might think. You can do it if you put your mind to it. You can do it […]



Seven Ways to Show Leadership on Challenging Projects

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Project managers need to be leaders. Leadership can be easy when things are going well; everyone will follow you then. However, when times are tough, leadership can be hard, but it is also more vital than ever. Here are some things to keep in mind to lead your team through the difficulty. Keep your eyes […]



5 Tips on Progress Reporting as Project Manager

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

One very important thing I found out when I was project manager was that I must report project status on the progress – or lack of it – to my senior managers and the stakeholders that obviously included the Project Sponsor. They always wanted to know if I was on track and when the project […]



5 Steps to Take in a Document Life Cycle as Project Manager

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Like many other things, document management should be an integral part of communication management. Some folks think that complete documentation wastes time. On the contrary, documentation saves time for a long time to come. It’s up to the project manager to have the project documented in an organized fashion in his/her own way. However, there […]



6 Steps How To Manage Schedule for Small Projects

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

All projects, big and small, need a schedule. If you have a small project, perhaps the schedule can be a simple checklist or work in a spreadsheet. As projects get larger, they need more formal scheduling templates and tools. As a project manager you are responsible for scheduling any size project and see to it […]



How To Manage Political Issues As Project Manager

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Sometimes a project gets to be too big because of a variety of influences from different directions. About 10 years ago, I was working for an investment company in the city. The company was working on a project that had taken 4 years and more than $40 million. It was so bad Wall Street Journal […]